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Established in 1847

Join us for a drink in the historic Round Robin Bar. Located on the lobby level of the historic Willard InterContinental, the iconic Round Robin Bar has been a lively meeting place for Washington, D.C.’s political and social elite since Abraham Lincoln. Long celebrated as one of the best in D.C., this legendary bar was known as the nexus of “Rum Row” and the “E Street Corridor” — plying its trade to luminaries such as Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Today, this fashionable downtown spot draws a smart, stylish cross section of DC movers and shakers.


MONDAY – SATURDAY 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
SUNDAY 12:00 p.m. – Midnight

Bar menu is available daily until 11:00 p.m.


History Happy Hour - The Scofflaws of Washington

Date: November 16, 2017
Seating Times: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $55

Join Jim Hewes, the 2017 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year and veteran bartender at the historic Round Robin Bar, and Garrett Peck, author and historian, as they explore the rise and fall of prohibition in Washington, D.C.

What led to the ratification of the 18th amendment? Why did Washington, D.C. go dry nearly a year before the rest of the country? How did nearly 3,000 speakeasies pop-up in Washington despite the expectation that the city was to be the model dry city? Where and what was Rum Row? Why did Maryland and Virginia take two different stances on prohibition? How did bootleggers traffic in liquor via the Chesapeake Bay?  What was the overall impact Prohibition had on American cocktail culture? These are just a few of the many questions to be discussed at the Willard InterContinental’s November History Happy Hour- The Scofflaws of Washington.

Guided by Prohibition-era cocktails, attendees to History Happy Hour will also learn how to make three of the most popular cocktails at that time including:

  • The Gin Rickey (D.C.’s official cocktail)
  • The Scofflaw
  • French 75

Celebrate your 21st Amendment rights and join us for History Happy Hour on November 16th!

Tickets Required.

General Admission includes four drinks and light appetizers.

General Admission: $55

General Admission + Book (Prohibition in Washington, D.C: How Dry We Weren’t) by Garrett Peck: $75

About History Happy Hour

Back by popular demand, History Happy Hour returns to the Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. Held on the third Thursday of every month, this two-hour event distills American history through cocktails, while also providing attendees a hands-on class on the art of cocktail making. Led by Jim Hewes, a venerable mixologist and legendary bartender at The Willard’s iconic Round Robin Bar for over thirty years, and featuring rotating historians throughout Washington, D.C., History Happy Hour offers a mixology lesson “straight up” with history “served long”, a perfect pairing for cocktail aficionados and history buffs.