THE DC GUIDE TO DRINKING AND CRAFTING

We love drinking cocktails and making crafts and thought, why not share our favorite spots in Washington, DC?

We teamed up with Painted Palettes  and Typecase Industries to make you a one-of-a-kind DIY greeting card with a curated guide to where to drink and craft! 

If you're in the market for a guide to drinking and crafting in the district, look no further. This greeting card has dual purposes---make a DIY handmade sentiment for a friend and let them know good places to drink and/or craft in the city. 

The DC Guide to Drinking and Crafting is a collaboration of resources between three DC businesses; by purchasing, you are shopping small. Keep scrolling for a google map, addresses, and photos of each spot so you can go out and explore all the cocktails and crafts that DC has to offer!

 

DIY GREETING CARD 

cocktails-crafts-dc-painted-palettes.jpg
DIY-cocktails-craft-card-DC-painted-palettes


This is a DIY card so it is built to withstand watercolor, markers, or colored pencils on the front, so go crazy and make it your own! It is made of thick letterpress paper (5.25x5.5) and accompanied by a beautiful kraft envelope.

On the outside of the card, you will find a DC outline and icons to suggest where a location is. On the inside cover, you will find a corresponding key that tells you what the icons represent and an online guide to map out your crafting and drinking crawl. Keep scrolling for a full list of our picks and addresses.

cockails-craft-DIY-card-DC-painted-palettes.jpg
dc-guide-cocktails-crafts-painted-palettes.jpg

OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO DRINK AND CREATE

 
 
@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

PETWORTH CITIZEN, THE READING ROOM

We love Chantal Tseng's Literary Cocktails program at the Reading Room, a quite, quaint space in the back of Petworth Citizen that is -- you guessed it -- filled with books. Go for a cocktail, stay for a book.

829 Upshur St NW
Washington DC 20011

@1905dc

@1905dc

1905

When our friend first took us to 1905 we fell in love with the brunch (no wait!), later on we fell in love with the cocktails and the rooftop, both our go-to picks for when we have friends in town! 

1905 9th Street NW - 2nd Floor                Washington, DC 20001     

@2birds1stonedc

@2birds1stonedc

2 BIRDS 1 STONE

Never underestimate the power of a drink. These ones might surprise you. Despite their silly names and sweet illustrations, these drinks are strong and serious. They also have the best selection of glassware in town. 

1800 14th St. NW, downstairs
Washington, DC 20009  

via ColumbiaRoom.com

via ColumbiaRoom.com

COLUMBIA ROOM

Gaw, we know it's expensive, but this place is SO GOOD. Just save it for a special occasion, unless you are ballin. 

124 Blagden Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001  

HANDIHOUR AT THE RENWICK

If you're looking to create with a hundred other people, this is the place. Tickets sell out fast, so if you're gonna do it, buy two so your friend that forgot can come, too. 

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006  

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

OPEN STUDIO

Gorgeous light, art studios and screenprinting classes make this art studio a great place to brush up on an old passion or get into a new one. Check their site for current workshops. 

1135 Okie Street NE
Washington, DC 20002  

@Chacc_DC

@Chacc_DC

CONGRESS HEIGHTS ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER

Here kids and adults can learn something new and take an art class or creative workshop. 

3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032  

@americanartmuseum

@americanartmuseum

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM

If you're having a bad day or need a change of scenery, just wander over to our favorite museum and see the latest exhibit or hang out in the Kogod Courtyard. They may not have cocktails, but they do have beer and wine!

1135 Okie Street NE
Washington, DC 20002  

@painted_palettes

@painted_palettes

LEMON COLLECTIVE

We remember when we first stepped foot into this unique creative space -- we were so happy to see more creators in the district sharing their skills! With a jam-packed schedule, you can go nearly any night of the week and learn something new. Oh, and don't miss Painted Palettes workshops! She's a regular here!

3015 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001

21042208_741815392690850_7461387361805402112_n.jpg

COCKTAILS+CRAFT

We love helping you create unique crafts and learn how to make cocktail! We started in our living room, have hosted all around town and are happy to have a home at Colony Club and WeWork Apollo. 

Various locations

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

QUARTER+GLORY

We were SO excited when this bar opened up because it's super close to our house and makes us feel like we are in NY. They always have new, fun twists on classic drinks and are a go-to for date nights or catching up with close friends. 

2017 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009  

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

ARTSPACE DC

If you are looking to get back in touch with your art practice, this community art space is the perfect place. We've been weaving here for years and we love the warmth, support and education that Artspace provides. Check their schedule for upcoming workshops and current studios hours.

614 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

@valerie.etxe

@valerie.etxe

TABARD INN

Mules on mules on mules. On mules. 

1739 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036  

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

TEXTILE MUSEUM AT GW

If are into crafts, then you are probably into textiles. We love checking out the exhibits at this museum -- you never know what you'll find and you'll always leave inspired!

701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052  

republic-restoratives-cocktails-and-craft

REPUBLIC RESTORATIVES

We're lucky to have quite a few distilleries in DC, but this one is one of our favorites not only because they are women-run, but also because they have a gorgeous bar and excellent cocktails! And, of course, we love their booze.

1369 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002  

FOLLOW COCKTAILS+CRAFT ON INSTAGRAM

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

COLONY CLUB

We love Colony Club so much! They gave us our first permanent home in DC and we couldn't have imagined a better space for our workshops. We usually are in the upstairs area, but we love the outdoor patio, too! Go for jazz night on Thursdays! And say hi to Valerie, our co-founder who's sometimes behind the bar making drinks!

3118 Georgia Ave NW
Washington DC 20011

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

DISTRICT DISTILLING

Yaaassss a distillery within walking distance. What more could a liquor lover want?  We suggest going on weeknights and enjoying the bar before heading over to JoJo for some tunes. 

1414 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009  

@littleacademydc

@littleacademydc

LITTLE ACADEMY

Looking to learn the craft of ________? Check out Little Academy for a slew of classes in everything from mapping to music history. 

Various 

@cocktailsandcraft

@cocktailsandcraft

THE SHEPPARD

Our best kept secret that we tell everyone. Weeknights are better.  

1337 Connecticut Ave NW, 2nd Fl
Washington, DC 20036  

@washingtonstudioschool

@washingtonstudioschool

WASHINGTON STUDIO SCHOOL

Ready to take it to the next level? Sign up for an arts course and deepen your skill set in a variety of mediums (though, mostly visual arts). We wish we could take every class. 

2129 S St NW
Washington, DC 20008  

@dcdistillery

@dcdistillery

GREEN HAT GIN

We very glad that this gin exists and that it is in our backyard! We've been a huge fan of green hat gin since we first discovered it was made in DC. We also love the vermouth they make and can't wait to see what else they are cooking up.

1832 Fenwick St. NE
Washington, DC 20002  

@typecaseind

@typecaseind

TYPECASE INDUSTRIES

We stumbled upon this women-run letterpress shop years ago when we first moved to DC and are super excited to partner with them to create the greeting card with Painted Palettes! We love their work. 

2122 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001