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#Artini with Corcoran Gallery of Art's 1869 Society at #TheGibsonDC

Henri Regnault was born in Paris in 1843 and killed in 1871 in one of the last battles of the Franco- Prussian war. Yet the young man had already made a name for himself in the Paris art scene. After winning the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1866, Regnault obtained permission to discover other cultures rather than spend the duration of his scholarship in Italy.
During his first trip to Spain in late 1868, he became fascinated by the various Spanish “types” he encountered, particularly the Moors and the exotic toreadors in their colorful costumes.
Taking his inspiration from local legends, he painted a series of paintings of Moorish kings of Grenada. Head of Moor was acclaimed for its modern style of the time, the bold colors and lush, free brush strokes.
Via Granada, Regnault went on to Morocco and established a house and studio In Tangier where he intended to stay indefinitely. At the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, however, Regnault volunteered for military service and returned to France. Shortly before the end of the war he died in battle at age 27.

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According to #February edition of #Washingtonian Magazine, #TheGibsonDC is one of DC's #BestofUStreet :)


"Hiding behind an unmarked entrance next door is the retro-elegant Gibson, another Hilton creation, which looks like a place Dorothy Parker would love. You might have to wait for a scarlet booth or barstool (no standing allowed) and the meticulously measured antique cocktails can take upward of 15 minutes to make, but it's worth it—this is one of the most romantic drink spots in DC. "


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2009 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009
2009 14th Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20009
(202) 232-2156thegibsondc.com
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Sleek space with dark lighting offering up Prohibition-era cocktails & a charming outdoor patio.- Google
"Great speakeasy with very knowledgeable and friendly bartenders."
5 reviewers
"The dimly lit bar itself has a classic feel and the drinks are exceptional."
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Christine Tran
a month ago
What a gem! Great speakeasy with very knowledgeable and friendly bartenders. All the drinks (Man Up, Old Fashioned, Rob Roy) were amazing! I love my scotch and bourbon and these guys know exactly how to make use of them. Location: No visible sign. Just look for 2009. It's in between the Liquor sign and Marvin.
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Edwin Planas
5 months ago
Extremely amazing cocktails, great 1930's atmosphere. Good music. Superb mixologists. Try the olives.
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Danielle Ricks
9 months ago
This is my favorite bar in DC. They don't have bartenders they have "mixologists" who are AMAZING. I love the drinks, the atmosphere and the vibe. Think about the old Rat Pack days from the movies when martinis were serious business but with a hop 2010 spin. The drinks aren't cheap and you'll need a reservation if you want a table but it's worth it! I love everything from the crowd, to the dark colors (black highlighted with red and splashes of color from the bowls of fresh fruit), antique bottles and glasses and even the details on the bar stools (leather with studs) to the the bar itself (up lighting with leather a embossed counter). The lighting is just right if you need a place to take a date or impress a client in a VERY private setting (read sneaking around). Now, I'm not going to tell you how to find The Gibson... the mystery is half the fun. BUT, I will give you a tip, do yourself a favor and sit at the bar. You really want to see these mixologist in motion! My final tip... PLEASE don't tell everybody about this place... part of it's charm is it's insider's club appeal but if you know me... you are now on the inside!
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SJ Awhad
10 months ago
I recently visited this place with a bunch of friends. We went on a Saturday evening and called in advance to check if a reservation was required since I had heard from the friend that the place gets crowded pretty quick and they have a limitation on how many people they let in. So reservations are recommended. Since we were going there pretty early in the evening around 8 pm they asked us to just walk in. What was very special was the experience of finding this place. Being a speak easy from the prohibiton era, there are no signs anywhere so it was an adventure. When we walked up to the black unmarked door and entered the hallway we were greeted by a friendly host. He checked our IDs and guided us through the hallway to the bar area. You can sit inside at the bar, at tables or outside on the patio. The ambience inside was very dark and cozy with candle lights so we sat inside. The server was very friendly and helped us pick our cocktails. Since I wanted something on the sweeter side, I ordered "Bananas in places they shouldn't be". It was sweet and spicy. Some of the cocktails my friends ordered were quite spicy but I enjoy spicy :) The cocktails are priced from $10 - $16 The only thing we were missing was some food to accompany the amazing cocktails. The Gibson only serves olives for $5 to go along with the drinks. So we ordered the olives which to our surprise made the drinks taste even better! If you are hungry, definitely grab something to eat before heading here. Overall, we loved the ambience inside and the intimate experience of enjoying cocktails that are unique and hand-made.
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MJ Desai
2 months ago
In my opinion The Gibson is highly overrated. I have been there 3 times, had 5 different cocktails and they all have been just average. They seem to go too heavy on the citrus on most of their drinks so all you get is a sour taste. if I am going to pay $18 for a drink, it better be amazing. And sadly, these drinks are far from it. If I you want a great cocktail and to splurge a little, I would go to Dram & Grain instead.
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Michael Koczocik
7 months ago
Certainly one of my preferred speakeasy type bars in D.C. Although this bar isn't visible from the outside, it does have an unsuspecting entrance as it looks more like an abandoned store front with rolled up winder shutters. The dimly lit bar itself has a classic feel and the drinks are exceptional. The bar tenders here definitely know their liquor and how to make some truly memorable cocktails. The gimlets are delicious!! The only downside would have to be the wait. Either get here early or plan on making reservations because there were times that I didn't get a chance to get in.
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Fabrício Kury
6 months ago
Low-lit, relaxed, nice vibe inside. Cocktails are pleasant. Service was slow when I went there, but that's ok.
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Paige Einstein
10 months ago
If you want to feel like you are part of a secret club, go to the Gibson. And definitely go to the Gibson if you want expensive (but admittedly good) drinks served at a very dimly lit table within elbow knocking distance to your neighbors (I literally felt like I was ON the date happening at the table next to me). While I enjoyed the novelty of the speakeasy-style experience, I'd rather sip a beer or glass of wine in a more open and relaxed atmosphere.