in partnership
The Passport Program // (Lewis Neeff//

Drink your way through the district with this boozy passport

Have you spent all your money planning over-the-top summer trips around the world? Maybe you're thinking you need to cut back on after work drinks with friends to save a little money... but what if I told you that with the handy-dandy DC Passport Program you can have two drinks for the price of one at over 50 participating DC bars and restaurants!

With the design similar to a traditional passport, the DC Passport is a $20 guide of 2-for-1 drink specials all summer long (valid from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day). Like a government-issued passport, bartenders stamp the pages to show where guests have been, and each passport is valid for one, 2-for-1 special at each establishment.

"One of the things I love most about D.C. is how distinct each of the neighborhoods are. When planning out the Passport venues, I work hard to make sure that each neighborhood is represented and the venue has something reflecting the diversity of our District," added the representative of the DC Passport Program, Becky Ohlin. "I try to also work with local bars only. You won't find a national chain in the book. Every venue is local to the DMV, even where the books are sold."

Passports can be purchased online at or at Salt & Sundry (Union Market 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002) or Upshur Street Books (827 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011).

Participating venues are listed below:

  • 1831 Bar & Lounge
  • 201 Bar
  • Atlas Brew Works
  • B Too, Barrel
  • Big Chief
  • Buffalo & Bergen
  • Cotton & Reed
  • The Coupe
  • Crisp Kitchen + Bar
  • DC Brau Brewing Company
  • DC Harvest
  • Declaration Restaurant
  • Denson Liquor Bar
  • Dino’s Grotto
  • Dirty Habit
  • Driftwood Kitchen
  • El Camino
  • Free State Atlantic Bar
  • Graffiato
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge
  • The Heights
  • J. Paul’s Georgetown
  • Jake’s American Grille and Boiler Room
  • Jug & Table
  • Kapnos
  • L’enfant Café-Bar
  • Le Grenier
  • Lou’s City Bar
  • Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown
  • Nazca Mochica
  • Old Glory BBQ
  • Petworth Citizen
  • Pop’s Seabar
  • The Pub & The People
  • Quarter & Glory
  • Red Light Bar
  • Republic Restoratives Ivy Room
  • Roofers Union
  • Shaw’s Tavern
  • Silo
  • Sixth Engine
  • Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
  • Slim’s Diner
  • Slipstream
  • Southern Hospitality
  • Suburbia
  • Tenley Bar & Grill
  • Thally
  • Town Hall
  • The Ugly Mug
  • Union Drinkery
  • The Whiskey Room
  • The Wicked Bloom Social Club
  • New Columbia Distillers
  • One Eight Distilling