1905 Ninth Street NW; www.cortezbardc.com
The team behind Shaw beer garden Takoda has opened up their latest concept, Cortez. This 2,400-square-foot bar is meant to bring the breezes of Baja California to DC. In the space that once housed 1905 has been completely redone with whitewashed walls and lots of color and coastal-inspired touches. Look forward to a small menu that includes guacamole, salsa, and various types of tacos. The bar features margaritas and a variety of beers in bottles and cans.