But turning their barmen into full-fledged concierges may be enough to shift your alcohol-pouring allegiances. Well, that and a deft touch with the cocktail shaker…
Presenting Black Fox Lounge, a sly new haunt in Dupont Circle North, now soft open and serving as your local bar and concierge—no membership required.
Think of Black Fox as your safe haven for drinks, snacks and music—and one that would only dare send you out into the world armed with the best reservations a martini can buy. The owner has made it a point to reach out to local restaurants, so if your after-work cocktail turns into a desire for dinner, he'll make a call and fast-track a nearby table for you. Should evening turn into night—and then look like it may turn into morning—he can scare up a hotel suite too.
Of course, you'll want to return to finish what you started—and here, your options are myriad. Take a seat at the vast bar, backed by a three-part mural of Bath, England, rescued from the long-lamented Circle Bar at the Watergate. Or head downstairs to the gallery, all white brick and modern art, where you can hear live music.
It beats a basket of peanuts.