Crossing the Stream

A Coffee Bar That Becomes a Cocktail Bar

0714dcf661be8ac6972475527c3f4653df856c655 PhotosSlipstream
Picture the coffee shop from Friends. With the baristas shaking gin drinks.

It might have made the show funnier.

It also might have been something like Slipstream, a hybrid coffee shop/cocktail bar, opening in mid-October on 14th.

Check out this place. It’s bright. Cheery even, what with the white brick, big windows that open to the sidewalk and a massive skylight in back. And it’s a place where you can find something at any time of day.

So here goes...

9am: If you’re in a hurry, there’s a quick grab-and-go line. Otherwise, make for the curvy, walnut bar. Order an egg-and-pork-belly sandwich and coffee brewed to order in high-tech pour-over machines.

10am: Commence a day of unbridled productivity.

6pm: Return, professional successes behind you. By now, miniature barn doors will have opened to reveal the spirits. They’ve got seasonal drinks like Thai-chili vodka with hibiscus syrup and bourbon with espresso-infused vermouth. But really, they’ll want to create a custom drink for you, so they’ll start by asking if you’re looking for something sour, refreshing or spirituous.

Who knew that was a word.


1333 14th St NW
(at Rhode Island)
Washington, DC 20005


Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Food in Washington DC