Crimson Whiskey Bar opens at Pod DC hotel

Crimson Whiskey Bar is one of three F&B outlets at the Pod DC.

The Pod Hotels announced the opening of Washington, D.C.'s, newest underground whiskey bar, Crimson Whiskey Bar. The bar is located at Pod DC, a 245-room micro-hotel located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood that opened its doors in May.

Similar to Pod’s New York properties, the food-and-beverage venues at Pod DC draw visitors and locals alike. The newly opened Crimson Whiskey Bar is a public house that celebrates whiskey’s rich history in the American South. Guests can perch on one of the leather couches while enjoying authentic moonshine or the vast selection of whiskies in addition to other spirits.

Crimson Diner on the hotel’s ground level is a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy creative southern fare from morning until late night. To round out Pod DC’s trio of venues is Crimson View—the hotel’s rooftop featuring indoor and outdoor spaces that boast stunning views of the D.C. skyline.

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Pod DC’s F&B partner is Washington’s most prolific restaurant and bar operating team—Ian and Eric Hilton, the talented duo behind some of D.C.’s most popular bars and restaurants such as American Ice Company, Chez Billy Sud and Marvin. Crimson was designed by architect/designer Michael Francis of SAINT, Studio for Architecture and Interiors.

Owned and operated by Modus Hotels, Pod DC was developed to enhance guests’ local experience upon arrival through curated art and photography that speaks to the city as a whole.

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