2436 18th Street NW
Loves Me Not is an artsy cocktail lounge that's commandeered the second floor of Mellow Mushroom. The space is sprinkled with works of art and the bar will play host to small live music ensembles and DJs. Bar director Younghyun You put together the cocktail selection. His menu has a mix of classics and original drinks. Highlights include the "All the World is Green" with mezcal, Becherovka herbal liqueur, avocado cilantro purée, lime, and honey syrup ; "Long Black Veil" with bourbon, black sesame syrup, and black walnut bitters; and "Little Wing" with rum, Velvet Falernum, tea tincture, lime, and lavender bitters. There is also a "starving artist" section with drinks priced $9 or less including a Sazerac, Gimlet, and beer-and-shot combo. Loves Me Not customers are not be able to order pizza from the downstairs restaurant, however there might be pop-up food vendors from Mess Hall and Union Kitchen coming soon.