1401 R St NW; 202.234.0400
Say good-bye to Bar di Bari and hello to Red Light. Restaurateur Aaron Gordon has closed his 14th Street coffee shop and has opened a whole new concept, Red Light. Gordon has brought together former Komi and Marcel’s pastry chef Robert Underwood, and the Wilder brothers, Ari and Micah to open up this new dessert and cocktail bar. The spot boasts sparkling wines on tap, including Champagne, Cava, and Prosecco, as well as liquor-laden shakes. Patrons can also treat their tastebuds to a selection of boozy desserts such as White Russian cookies and black-and-tan doughnuts, house-made sorbets, gelatos and house-made ice-cream (both with and without alcohol). Savory options include options such as a cheese course and fondue for two. If warm weather permits, plan on sipping cocktails and snacking on beignets in the sunshine on the outdoor patio.