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Crimson Whiskey Bar!

 Crimson Whiskey Bar!

Thursday, we went to the Crimson Whiskey Bar grand opening in Chinatown. We snapped restaurateurs Eric and Ian Hilton.

 Crimson Whiskey Bar!

This marked the newest venture for the Hilton brothers, who have previously partnered for American Ice Co., The Brixton and Chez Billy Sud. Crimson Whiskey Bar is a traditional public house that showcases local producers and artisanal moonshines from across the South. Here, TTR Sotheby’s Melanie Hayes and Save The Children’s Erin Shea with Carolyn Baer.

 Crimson Whiskey Bar!

At the bar opening party, guests enjoyed complimentary drinks such as Old-Fashioneds, gin martinis, lagers and pinot grigio. Here, Pacify’s Lacey Loehr and Optoro’s Lily Cua.

 Crimson Whiskey Bar!

Guests enjoyed bites such as vanilla rice pudding with caramel sauce and cinnamon, pickled deviled eggs with pork rinds and paprika and puppies with chipotle sauce. Here, Crimson Chef Lawrence DiJoseph with bar manager Nick Hellberg.

 Crimson Whiskey Bar!

The bar is part of the Crimson, a collection of spaces inside the Pod DC Hotel, featuring a café, a diner, a rooftop lounge and a subterranean whiskey bar. Here, Events DC’s Ashley Forrester, BrandLinkDC’s Sofia Royce and Washington Nationals Dream Foundation’s Bridget Gannon.