Earlier this month, 901 Restaurant & Bar was one of the first DC restaurants to welcome diners al fresco with its chic outdoor porch. The Penn Quarter spot boasts one of the largest outdoor seating patios in the area—800 square feet of space, or enough for 55 diners to nosh together during lunch hour. General Manager Kelvin Nwosu says the restaurant sped up construction of the new sidewalk dining area in order to savor the early gift of beautiful weather even sooner.
If you pay a visit, try 901's renowned house-made draft beers and lager or its signature sampling plates. The restaurant touts American cuisine with an Asian twist, such as Chinese-spiced duck, Japanese tuna tempura, and its exclusive craft beer satays.
Intriguing cocktails are also on offer, such as Death by Chocolate, a concoction made with Godiva liquor and served with crushed Oreo cookies on the rim. For something with a little more punch, try the 901 Lynchburg, the bar’s version of a bourbon sour. Two different happy hours—one from 4–7:30 PM and the other from 10 PM–midnight—ensure fun under the sun or the stars. 901 Ninth St. NW, 202-524-4433