Oh, by the way, there’s a new spot in Georgetown where you can drink rye and eat steak.
Give a warm welcome to The Rye Bar, a stunner of a whiskey bar opening tonight in the new Capella hotel.
This is the kind of place where deals can be closed, including a celebratory cigar on the patio overlooking the C&O Canal. But it’s also where you might go if you’re having an affair with a Diane Lane look-alike who has a penchant for garters and stockings. So, either-or.
You’ll walk into the lobby and enter a world of walnut, marble and honey onyx. Hang a right. Take a seat in a leather chair.
Soon you’ll be confronted with tough choices. But there’s no wrong answer when you’re picking from barrel-aged Manhattans or small-batch rye. For the latter, they’ll give you ice options: stainless-steel cubes, spheres of ice pressed on the spot or crushed ice courtesy of a canvas bag and a Brazilian mallet (the Louisville Slugger of bar tools).
Should you get hungry: order up pumpkin gratinated bone marrow—or head next door to the Grill Room, where you’ll find steak tartare prepped tableside.
And hopefully a vacancy upstairs.