D.C. bars, restaurants help celebrate Nats World Series

Celebratory drinks, food pack punch, offer nod to Washington Nationals

There’s a lot happening around the Washington, D.C. area as the DMV region gets gripped by Nats fever.To help celebrate, restaurants and bars are joining the festivities and highlighting Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals in the World Series. At Buffalo & Bergen, a Corbin Crush cocktail is a nod to the dugout. Crafted by Gina Chersevani, this is not the type of drink one has before attempting a home run. Stoli Citrus, lemon, pomegranate, and soda combine in the Corbin Crush to produce a real zinger.

At Last Call Bar—owned by Chersevani—Howie’s Hurricane serves up Don Q White Rum, Black Heart Duck Rum, passionfruit, strawberry, basil, and lemon. The Salt Line, which has Nats roots in Ryan Zimmerman’s partnership to open the bar, and is located just step from Nats Stadium, offers comfort classics during the Series. The Lobster Roll and Clam Chowder, for example, are some of the fan faves there. Of course, Chef Kyle Bailey won the Chef of the Year award this year at the RAMMYS.

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Buffalo & Bergen, 1309 5th Street Northeast, Washington D.C. 20002
Last Call Bar, 1301-A 4th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20002
The Salt Line, 79 Potomac Avenue Southeast, Washington, D.C. 20003

Bourbon Steak joins in the fun with the Curly W cocktail. It’s a riff on an Orange Crush, according to its publicist, and features a Grapefruit garnish. More poignant is the fact that proceeds from each Curly W will be donated to benefit the Nationals Dream Foundation. It’s an organization created to improve the lives of children and teens in Washington, D.C.

Bourbon Steak DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C.

At the Watergate Hotel’s Kingbird and in homage to the 1933 World Series competitors, the Washington Senators, head bartender Kal Lemma offers The Senators Call drink for $17. It’s a modern twist on the Gin Rickey. A tune of gin, cognac, hibiscus flower, Cactus Pear Liqueur, hibiscus tincture, lime, orange bitters, raspberry, star anise, basil, and Cava Rosé creates the perfect rhythm for celebrating.

A beefy $30 Kingbird Whiskey Burger, topped with Ottavio cheese and steak and paprika mayo might be a great, hearty finish after a long night’s Nats win.

Kingbird, Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20037

Photo credit: Eatery Pulse Media cover featuring Simoneink collage

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