I had the pleasure of touring D.C.’s Pennsylvania 6 Restaurant this week for D.C. BarScene. As you may know, I posted a couple of weeks ago about a new venture I’m working on…@dc_barscene! You can check out the full post here, but basically I’ve created an Instagram that will focus on the District’s best cocktails & wine.
I’ve been having so much fun reaching out to bars & restaurants in D.C. to feature them on my page. I’m learning so much about the bar scene in the Capital and I’m super excited to feature Pennsylvania 6 both on D.C. BarScene and Love. Life. Beauty. today!!
Yesterday, I had a meeting with Pennsylvania 6, and learned all about their private event spaces, brunch features, and happy hour deals. I also found out about an event next week that perfectly brings together both Love. Life. Beauty. and D.C. BarScene! So, make sure you check it out, below!
First, let me share some details about Pennsylvania 6…the location is perfect for locals and tourists alike, right on I St. in McPherson Square. The space is so unique on the inside, as the manager described it perfectly, a blend of whimsical and upscale.
Penn 6 has multiple private dining options for all sorts of party sizes, and while each room feels incredibly unique, they all tie in together seamlessly. You feel like you’re walking around someone’s house to be honest which is def unique for downtown D.C.
Brunch, of course, is offered on the weekends, Sat/Sun from 11am- 3pm. Penn 6 has an area reserved for a mimosa and Bloody Mary DIY bar, which I love. They feature seasonal juices, simple syrups, and all the fixings for the perfect Bloody. I think being able to DIY for both mimosas and Bloody Mary’s needs to be a staple these days, it’s just way more fun and unique.
Seeing that I was at Pennsylvania 6 for a DC_BarScene meeting, I was able to try a cocktail. I chose the Dr. Neville, which is a mix of Lillet Rose, house made grapefruit liqueur, and Peychaud’s bitters. The grapefruit liqueur is made by infusing vodka with fresh grapefruit juice for about 48 hours. The cocktail was delicious, not sweet at all, perfect to enjoy on a warm day out on a patio. I also tried the Bouvet Rose Excellence Brut, nice & dry, also perfect for a summer day, or to drink at brunch.
Pennsylvania 6 has a great happy hour, Monday- Friday from 4-7pm. $5 well drinks, and select wine/beer. Since the handcrafted cocktails are priority in my opinion, the best part of the happy hour menu would be the $1 Chesapeake Bay oysters and assortment of perfectly priced appetizers.
I tried the Crab Dip, which is so light you’ll be wondering how you’ve been making crab dip wrong your whole life. The house made potato chips, made right before happy hour, make the dip that much better. While I was talking to one of the bartenders, I also heard great things about the Beef Sliders and Smoked Paprika Hummus. I’ll need to come back and try those for sure.
I def want to try out Pennsylvania 6 for both dinner and brunch sometime soon. I’ll be headed back there next Wednesday, April 4, for an event in partnership with local skincare brand Skincando and Chandon. Skincando will be hosting a pop up shop, and Penn 6 will be featuring three Chandon sparkling wines to sip & sample. After sampling, enjoy a bottle of Chandon or a Bucket of Bubbles out on the patio! The event is free, and will last from 4-6pm. Join me there, I’m really looking forward to it!