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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

The next best thing to catching live action at the Verizon Center is to cheer with fellow fans at our lively Presidents Sports Bar.

Located right in between Capitol Hill and the White House, our downtown DC hotel could not be better positioned for any visitor who wants to soak up the incredible history of the nation's capital. Our Navigator Saidu is on hand for any advice about where to go to get the full Washington experience, and can help out with visits to nearby attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery or the National Mall monuments. For sports fans, we're also only a stroll away from the Verizon Center, home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals. And if all that sightseeing has helped you work up an appetite, try one of our five on-site restaurants, serving food for every palate.

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC Fragrance
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
  • Multi-Cultural Cuisine
  • Vida Health Club
  • Aura Spa
  • Sauna
  • Lobby Library
  • Mobile check-in
Full hotel details

Our spin on a concierge, Renaissance Hotels Navigators are local experts who have been hand-picked to help you find what the guidebooks can't tell you.

Saidu Yusuf's top finds

Appalachina Spring

This shop offers gifts from artists in the Appalachian region of America. Products include fine jewelry, pottery and art glass.
Established in 1968, Appalachian Spring opens its doors to the world of handcrafted gifts and collectibles made by American artisans. The products sold here include art glasses, vases, jewelry, kitchen accessories, scarves, handbags and kaleidoscopes. These products are sourced from artists based in Appalachian states of United States and the fine quality reflects the amount of work put in to create each piece. Appalachian Spring on Massachusetts Avenue is a perfect place to pick up quality handcrafted collectibles.
Address:50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002
phone:+1 202 682 0505
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Restaurant Nora

This relaxed Dupont Circle restaurant was the first in America to be certified organic. Try the Hand-rolled Potato Gnocchi.
Restaurant Nora is well loved by discerning diners in Washington. A forerunner in the organic food movement, Chef Nora Pouillon has long been transforming the freshest and healthiest meats and produce into creative and tasty dishes. The menu changes often, but expect preparations like rack of lamb, blue nosed snapper and Amish duck. So if you love experimenting with food, this joint is the place for you.
Address:2132 Florida Avenue Northwest, At Florida and R Street, Washington, 20008
phone:+1 202 462 5143

National Gallery of Art

The art collection here is one of the best in the world, with works from American and European masters going back over 6
The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of European and American art in two spectacular buildings. In the grand, neoclassical West Building, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough are well-represented. The permanent collection includes works from the 13th to 20th Centuries including a section devoted to Impressionism. An underground concourse with a cafeteria, an excellent gift shop
Address:700,Constitution Avenue Northwest, Between 3rd and 9th Streets, Washington, 20565
phone:+1 202 737 4215

Chaplin's Restaurant

This Charlie Chaplin themed bar is famous for their 1920's styled drinks and half off drinks during happy hour from 5-7.
This 1920's themed restaurant has prohibition style drinks with a modern interpretation. Complete with Charlie Chaplin movies playing on the back wall, grab a bag of popcorn, sit on the outside patio and enjoy some hookah, or go to their second floor and dance to some local DJs.
Address:1501 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 644 8806

Churchkey

This popular craft beer pub offers over 500 different types of beer.
Located on popular 14th St, Churchkey has set itself apart from all the other gastro pubs in D.C. Offering over 555 different types of craft beer and over 50 taps, this bar is ever changing; you can always go and have a new experience. While you visit make sure you try the famous D.C. half smoke!
Address:1337 14th St NW, Washington, 20005
phone:+202 567 2576

Thally

Neighborhood eatery with stylish, rustic design and modern American cuisine that changes seasonally.
Thally describes their food as simple, fresh, and flavorful, and that is exactly what it presents. This Shaw eatery serves modern American cuisine and uses only the freshest, and in-season ingredients to showcase their recipes. It began with an idea of two friends to bring casual-elegant cuisine to the neighborhoods of D.C. It soon became one of the most mouthwatering spots in town.
Address:1316 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 733 3849

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune was an American educator and life rights leader from Florida.
This is the first memorial in the city dedicated to an African American leader. The Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue sculpted by Robert Berks. Note that she is supported by a cane that was given to her by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Address:East Capitol & 12th Sts NE, Washington, 20002
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Homebody

This boutique offers unique goods for the home that are both beautiful and functional from well-known and up-and-coming
Founded in 2005, Homebody is one of the best independent stores to pick up home decor products. With an inventory comprising a range of furniture, lightings, table top products, personal accessories, jewelries and watches, the 2500-square feet (232 square meter) shop is a haven for contemporary products designed by well-known designers. Get ready to stumble upon furniture brands like Bontempi Casa
Address:8th Street Southeast, Washington, 20003
phone:+1 202 544 8445

City Tap House

Great place for happy hour and beyond, offering over 40 craft beers and American pub fare.
The City Tap House hosts a draft list of 40 rotating draft beers from around the country. Keep an eye out for one of their many craft brewery special events, happy hour specials, and stop in for some of the amazing food the city tap house has to offer. With a patio for dining, great bar and dining area, and various private spaces, this place is sure to be a hit for all.
Address:901 9th St. NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 733 5333

Penn Social

A playground for adults with over 30 draft beers, this happy hour spot is a great place to catch a game.
This is the best place for sports fans to go watch the game on a 22 ft projector. Penn Social is a great place to go unwind, play skee ball, old school arcade games, and an assortment of board games. They also have become popular for intense trivia battles, and open mic nights.
Address:801 E St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 697 4900

United States Navy Memorial

Honoring those who have served and are currently serving in the United States Navy.
The United States Navy Memorial calls Memorial Plaza home. This plaza features a statue by Stanly Bleifield called The Lone Sailor. This statue is dedicated as a tribute to all the personnel who serve in the sea services. The statue overlooks the Granite Sea, which is a 100 feet in diameter replica of the oceans of the world.
Address:701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 737 2300

Matchbox

A local D.C. staple known for their wood-fired pizza and mini-burger sliders served in a comfortable setting.
Step into Matchbox's contemporary space filled with warm wood and exposed brick. This eatery makes you feel comfortable from the moment that you step through the door. Matchbox is famous for their crispy wood-fire pizza, consisting of local produce making it the freshest pizza around. They also specialize in mini-burger sliders, and fabulous sandwiches, and crab cakes for all to enjoy!
Address:713 H St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 289 4441

The Source

One of DC's spectacular Asian food restaurants, as well as a top class cocktail and cookies place.
The selection of dim sum and the won ton soup is prepared right in front of diners; guests are now able to book a four person hot pot table experience. This restaurant has been honored with many awards and accolades.
Address:575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, 20565
phone:+202 637 6100
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Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II

The Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II is a memorial and monument designed by Nina Akamu.
The central cast bronze sculpture consists of two Japanese cranes caught in barbed wire on top of a tall, square pedestal incised with grooves suggestive of drill cores used to extract stone from queries. Standing amongst a landscaped plaza, a semi-circular granite wall curves around the sculpture. The wall features inscriptions of the names of the ten internment camps where over 120,000 Japanese
Address:Louisiana Avenue and D Street nw, Washington, 20003
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Brick & Mortar

Tucked away in a basement, this throwback bar features 1920 Prohibition-style cocktails.
Hidden in the basement of a WWI era building, Brick and Mortar is the permanent bar located in Prequel, a pop-up building in Penn Quarter. Focusing on small bites, and a strong selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. It is no surprise that this has become one of the more popular new bars in the District.
Address:918 F St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 510 9917

The Emancipation Memorial

The Emancipation Memorial is in the heart of Lincoln Park in northeast DC, just behind Capitol Hill.
Dedicated in 1876, the Emancipation Memorial depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing while a former slave kneels next to him. In one hand Lincoln holds a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, the document that declared slavery illegal in 1863.
Address:Lincoln Park, East Capitol Street, Washington, 20002
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Baby Wale

A gastropub with a great happy hour and no fuss food offerings.
This industrial-style pub focuses on the simple side of enjoying a cocktail. Their happy hour specials consist of $5 beers, $6 wine and rail drinks. Their menu consists of Filipino spring rolls, wood-fired pizza, and an ever changing roster of soups that change with the seasons.
Address:1124 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 450 3311

Renwick Gallery

After a two year renovation, the Renwick reopens with "Wonder" and exhibit for all senses.
Going into the newly refurbished Renwick Gallery, a grown adult cannot help but to feel their imaginations soar. From a rainbow completely made of string, to Maya Lin creating the ocean out of marbles. This exhibit allows the viewer to feel as though they are a part of the exhibit, by each room creating a new experience.
Address:1700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, 20006
phone:+202 633 7970

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Located in the Potomac River, this island is 88.5 acre memorial that is dedicated to Teddy Roosevelt.
Dedicated to our 26th President Theodore Roosevelt for his part in forming the National Park Service, this island is located between Washington D.C. and Virginia in the Potomac River. This is a great location to come on a light hike, take pictures of nature, as well as a picnic lunch.
Address:Theodore Roosevelt Island, Washington, 20001
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DBGB

Daniel Boulud brings a French bistro feel with American twists to his Penn Quarter location.
Located in new City Center, this Daniel Boulud restaurant focuses on bringing a little bit of French cuisine with a touch of American in perfect harmony. Here you can experience one of their seven house-made sausages, gourmet burgers, and spicy fried chicken. Their bar brings a creative approach to cocktails, not only making this spot a great place for a meal, but an experience as well.
Address:931 H St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 695 7660
Website: dbgb.com

The Hamilton

American fare is served along with sushi and seasonal cold cooked meats. Take it all in with live music.
The Hamilton is located in the heart of downtown. Favorite sushi rolls include the dynamite tempura calamari, spicy scallop, spicy lump crab, habañero tobiko, and soy bean paper - this was a very interesting roll,
Address:600 14Th. Street NW, Washington, 20005
phone:+202 787 1000
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Betsy Fisher

One-of-a-kind items are delivered here daily for your perusal, and the friendly staff is very willing to help you look your best.
Although you have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, you should not be intimidated by Betsy Fisher. This light-filled boutique features creative clothing and accessories for day and evening. Beautiful dresses, ranging from the funky to the elegant, are the store's bread and butter and rightfully hang on the front racks near the door. Betsy Fisher sells one-of-a-kind items as well as name-brand labels such as Nicole Miller, Max and Co. and Easel. Buyers can be assured no one else will be wearing the same thing.
Address:1224 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 785 1975

The Big Hunt

More than 25 beers are on tap at this eccentric bar that features a jungle décor. The jukebox here is one of the best in town!
With its eccentric jungle decor and two bars serving more than 25 beers on tap, this is a fun place to hang out. The laid-back crowd settles into booths on the lower level or around one of the bars. Meanwhile, the jukebox kicks out hip and energetic tunes. The pizza is half-price during happy hour, which runs from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on weekdays. There is also a tasty chili, burgers, veggie burgers, fish and chips, as well as other pub grub.
Address:1345 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 785 2333

Library of Congress

Over 100 million items are contained in this library, including original copies of the Gettysburg Address and a Gutenberg Bible.
Originally intended as a small reference library, the Library of Congress now contains the largest collection of books in the world, with 100 million items, including a Gutenberg Bible, first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The splendor of the magnificent Main Reading Room is worth the visit, but you should also browse the many excellent collections and exhibits in the library's three buildings. Its collections are available for research to adults 18 and older.
Address:101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, 20540
phone:+1 202 707 5000

Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar

This Dupont Circle establishment is a fun local hotspot, with wine from Northern Italy and France being a main attraction.
Sleek designs and dark tones, peppered with rich materials and a contemporary setting makes Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar a hot spot for fine dining. The ingenious fare, influenced from regions of Northern Italy and Southern France is served well. The impressive wall of wines here scores high points for its presentation and quality and so does the warm ambiance. Try the pizzas from the wood-burning oven, pasta or meat offerings and make sure to dig into the olive oil poached Atlantic cod or the Osso Bucco. It is sure to make you come back for more!
Address:2121 P Street Northwest, Washington, 20037
phone:+1 202 956 6650

Ben's Chili Bowl

Since 1958, this local landmark has been serving its deliciously famous chili in bowls and on burgers, hot dogs and fries!
This Washington landmark has been serving up hot dogs with chili, fries, hamburgers and shakes since 1958. Rumor has it that comedian Bill Cosby orders his chili dogs from Ben's when he comes to town. He's one of two people who can eat there for free; the other one is Barack Obama. A wide range of hot dogs is served here, from the traditional dog to half-smokes and turkey dogs smothered in onions, cheese and chili. Fries and onion rings, cream pies and shakes are also offered, and breakfast is served six days a week.
Address:1213 U Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+1 202 667 0909

Bar Pilar

Try a cocktail like the Bee’s Knees or the Dark and Stormy! For a safer bet, sample a bottle from their extensive wine list.
Numerous Washington natives have heaped praise on Bar Pilar for its ambiance and extensive wine list. The brunch and dinner menus are seasonal and undergo constant changes based on which local ingredients are the freshest. The apple tart and 'Milkyway' brownie are the pick of the bunch among the desserts. Few bars can match the overall experience of this establishment.
Address:1833 14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20009
phone:+1 202 265 1751
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Trio Fox & Hounds

Watch the city pass you by at this bar's outdoor seating while you savor unique cocktails, microbrews and coffee liqueur drinks.
This neighborhood pub is tucked between Dupont Circle and Adams-Morgan. Fox and Hounds offers a friendly atmosphere and fun crowd. The outdoor cafe is an ideal spot for people watching on 17th Street. At all times, patrons will find that both drinks and food - standard pub fare, such as burgers and other sandwiches - are served with a generous hand. Customers enjoy the large number of coffee liqueur drinks, wines by the glass, imported beers and microbrews.
Address:1537 17th Street Northwest, Washington, 20036
phone:+1 202 232 6307

Stoney's

This bar is often filled with downtown workers at the end of the day, who enjoy the wide selection of brews and mixed drinks.
This bar has been a neighborhood watering hole for decades. Downtown professionals often drop by to relax after a long day at the office. This is a basic bar. While that does not include an imaginative decor, regulars keep coming back for the bar's good food and friendly atmosphere. The menu is simple, but reliably hearty. No matter what you order--burgers, steaks, sandwiches or pizza--the portions are not stingy.
Address:1433 P Street Northwest, Washington, 20005
phone:+1 202 234 1818
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United States National Arboretum

This 444-acre park is as large as it is beautiful. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is worth your time
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Another notable section is the aquatic garden.
Address:3501, New York Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002
phone:+1 202 245 2726

Heights

There is a sense of community here. The atmosphere is casual, but the food is top-notch. If the weather is right eat on
The Heights is a home away from home to some local Columbia Heights residents; yet it has the air of a trendy chill-out spot for other patrons around the city to visit. �Community tables both in and outside are coveted for the generous reduced happy hour specials. And the party�s always on for outdoor diners who like to people-watch the interesting cast of characters in the diverse Columbia Height
Address:14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20010
phone:+1 202 797 7227

Pennsylvania 6

New downtown hot spot with excellent raw bar and hand crafted cocktails
Pennsylvania 6 is the home of some of the freshest raw bar items in the District of Columbia. Stop here and check out some of their amazing hand crafted cocktails that pair excellently with their top rated menu. Pennsylvania 6 also hosts an incredible selection of vintage wines from around the world
Address:1350 I Street NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 796 1600

Lost & Found

Local neighborhood bar with local musicians and craft beers.
From the outside Lost & Found looks like a little hole in the wall, but upon entering, one will notice that it appeals to all. Focusing on whiskey, and local craft beers, here one can listen to local bands, catch the game, play Cards Against Humanity, and complete in trivia contests.
Address:1240 9th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 450 6052

Right Proper Brewing Company

Brewpub hosting beer brewed in-house and a great menu fueled by Southern fare.
Right Proper is a brewpub in the Shaw neighborhood and just blocks away from Howard Theatre. Here you will find a menu guaranteed to make you want to come back! Try their pulled pork sandwich and pair it with one of their house-made brews while sitting right across from where the brewing magic happens. Be sure to notice the art murals spread throughout the building while you enjoy your meal.
Address:624 T street NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 607 2337

Ivy and Coney

Dive bar bringing the tastes of Chicago and Detroit to Washington D.C.
Recently named one of the best dive bars in the District, Ivy and Coney is a cash only, no frills bar. Here you can buy bowls of peanuts, cracker jacks and the classic Chicago and Coney-style hot dogs. They leave the pretension that one can find so often in D.C. at the door, so one can come in raise a pint and relax with friends and neighbors.
Address:1537 7th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 670 9489

Flight Wine Bar

This wine bar is a local lounge with happy hour on Mondays and Wednesdays and a bottle of wine for $35.
A bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood haunt offers a specially curated of wine offerings. Bringing together the old with the new, the drinker can have a full education on wine, as well as lovely food to pair with it.
Address:777 6th St NW, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 864 6445

United States Botanic Garden

A museum that focuses on living plants and the value of plants to our ecosystem.
Dedicated to the ecological importance of plants, the Botanical Gardens promote the cultivation of knowledge through plants and how it can affect humankind. Here you can see the pink lady slipper, the First Ladies Water Garden, and the famous Corpse Plant which only blooms once every three years.
Address:100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, 20024
phone:+202 225 8333

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States.
Located on The Catholic University of America's campus, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States, and is in the top ten largest churches in the entire world. Dedicated to Mary, who is the patroness of the United States, it is also sometimes called America's Catholic Church. Host to over 1 million pilgrims every year.
Address:400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, 20017
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Ford's Theater

The infamous spot in which our 16th President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife attended "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. During the performance, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, and was then carried across the street to the Peterson House, where he eventually passed away. Here you can see the many books that have been written about this great man, as well as enjoy a performance.
Address:511 10th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 347 4833

Albert Einstein Memorial

Created by sculptor Robert Berks, this memorial is dedicated to Albert Einstein.
Dedicated on the centennial of Albert Einstein's birth on April 22, 1979, this memorial is completely made of bronze, and in the scientists hands you will see a piece of paper depicting his three greatest accomplishments: photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. Tip: It is said that if you rub his nose you will have good luck!
Address:2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, 20418
phone:+202 334 2000

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

The memorial was dedicated in 1922 on the west side of the Capitol Building to President Ulysses S. Grant.
Located in Union Square on the edge of the reflection pool, this memorial is dedicated to President Ulysses S. Grant and the Commander of the Union Troops. This memorial was designed by sculptor Henry Shrady, and the finished product was completed after twenty years. The monument shows opposites, contrasting Grant’s customary stillness while observing battles with the charging Calvary.
Address:Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington, 20016
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China Chilcano

José Andrés' newest addition to Penn Quarter focuses on the vibrancy of Peruvian and Japanese fusion.
José Andrés' focuses on the Peruvian style of exotic flavors as well as native Japanese techniques and ingredients. China Chilcano takes one on an intriguing adventure that make the dishes one that you will not soon forget about. From their signature ceviche to dim sum and fried bananas, this experience will leave you wanting more.
Address:418 7th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 783 0941

SEI Restaurant and Lounge

This modern, sleek environment leads the way for small Asian inspired plates and sushi
SEI is different from most sushi restaurants in D.C. Walking in, one will notice their sleek white decor, bringing about a beautiful atmosphere to the Penn Quarter. They are creative with their small Asian-inspired plates, and make innovative sushi that one would not see on a normal menu. Make sure to try their inventive fish-and-chip roll.
Address:444 7th St NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 783 7007

Ristorante Tosca

Northern Italian-inspired cooking in the nation's capital.
This restaurant is distinctive for it's seasonal menu, including fried zucchini, soft-shell crab, risotto, linguini and ravioli that is stuffed with braised short ribs.
Address:1112 F Street NW, Washington, 20004
phone:+202 367 1990
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Luke's Lobster

Washington D C 's first Luke's Lobster restaurant outside Manhattan since 2011.
Luke's Lobster is great place for lobster and seafood in a casual atmosphere. This restaurant specializes in very fresh Maine-style lobster, crab, shrimp, and warm buttery rolls. It is the perfect dining option for families with children and even offers take out.
Address:624 E Street N W, Washington, 20001
phone:+202 347 3355
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Oscar Party

Oscar Party

Enjoy Champagne cocktails and “Oscar worthy” snacks as you cheer on your favorite movies and actors

Enjoy Champagne cocktails and “Oscar worthy” snacks as you cheer on your favorite movies and actors

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Venue: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Address: 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, 20001, DC, USA
Phone: +1 202 898 9000
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Get ready for a great Mardi Gras party in MIXX Lounge with our local DJ. Ask our bartenders about our specially created New Orleans inspired cocktail list made with local spirits .

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Venue: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Address: 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, 20001, DC, USA
Phone: +1 202 898 9000