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The Gibson

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2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cocktails are superb and the atmosphere is even better. Service is kind and attentive. Price is reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank Bill_Reig
Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big thing to note if you're considering going to The Gibson is that they do not serve food (except for pork rinds, chips, and nuts) - cocktails only. Definitely a place for pre- or post-meal, but don't plan on ordering dinner. The speakeasy concept is cool, and, I think, well executed in the unmarked door and the dark, '20s... More 

Thank RestonNative
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I think when a place has special cocktails it's best to ask questions just so you know what you're getting yourself into. This place is absolutely beautiful inside. The outside is an unmarked door, but the horde of people outside is the indicator that you've reached your destination. They have a small food menu, but I'd say this place is... More 

Thank bdedeaux
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Late in December I dress up for the annual birthday rendezvous with my culinary guide to the DC food scene. The celebration always commences with cocktails at The Gibson – a quiet, mysterious, refined tribute to the art of the cocktail

Thank John C
Sutton, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Our friends took us here on our recent visit to D.C. Great hidden gem that doesn't open until 6pm and won't let you in without an i.d. or reservation. No name on outside so you have to go by address. Inside is beautiful and drink menu interesting.prices $11-17 and definitely worth it.

Thank NancyLes69
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very intimate atmosphere. Perfect for when you are trying to converse with your company. Dan was magnificent - a true aficionado in his field.

Thank pgatsby
Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I am in town and wanted to meet up with a local friend who recommended this bar later in the evening. We didn't have reservations but they got us in; we had great drinks, amazing service, and good conversation (atmosphere is very conducive to this) all night! I highly recommend asking and trusting the staff and they will make you... More 

Thank Andrea H
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice speak easy experience. Good looked delicious and drinks were quality. Great way to start the night before getting a bit more rowdy.

Thank SarahR_Travels-143
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had delicious hand-crafted cocktails at the Gibson. We had reservations but when we walked in it wasn't packed so we sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. Still it's probably a good idea to make reservations.

Thank Erin M
Woodstock, GA
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

1. Amazing hand-crafted, unique cocktails 2. Fantastic service 3. Cozy, comfortable atmosphere 4. Great patio for outside imbibing 5. The best pork rinds—EVER!

1 Thank Sam_Basils_Mom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12022322156

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Lanham, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?