Bourbon Bash 2014 was a blast!

No better way to fight a hangover than with the hair of the dog that bit you. So I started Saturday, June 21st by going to the annual Bourbon Bash DC.

Eight bars, eight Bourbons. All starting at noon. Challenge accepted. As a big bourbon fan, this was an ideal opportunity.

The Bourbons




The Bars

  • RFD Washington (start and check-in point)
  • Rocket Bar
  • Penn Social DC
  • Iron Horse
  • Hill Country Backyard
  • Austin Grill
  • Fado Irish Pub
  • Irish Channel

Early on some of the bars were a bit quiet (not a surprise, the smart hungover people were probably sleeping in before they started drinking heavily again) but an hour or so in, the bars started filling up with friendly fellow bar-crawlers ready to taste some bourbon, and have a good time.

Bourbon Bash sign

At each bar patrons had their ticket hole-punched and were given a (rather generous) sample of that bar’s respective bourbon. We’re talking a good size drink. Including a glass of my favorite, Maker’s Mark. With soccer matches on at almost every location, and the occasional band, bourbon fans talked, mingled, and got their buzz on while rooting on far away nations in their quest for the World Cup. Typical DC bar crawls can get really hectic and disorganized. I can honestly say that this one was the exception. It was managed properly and run very efficiently and smoothly.

Bourbon Bash bands

Perfect weather, great people, sports, and bourbon. What more could a girl ask for on a summer Saturday in DC?

Great event, will definitely be attending next year for the 3rd annual DC Bourbon Bash! Keep tabs on them by following BourbonBash on Twitter!

Gotta love summer in DC 🙂

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