We are very excited about the amount of natural wine coming into the district!
With the highest amount of wine consumed per capita, we are drinking more wine than the rest of the United States and spending more per bottle than other markets as well.
This bodes well for natural wines, since they typically run higher than regular wine, and creates a lot of opportunities here!
All these restaurants have either a full natural wine list (some even make their own natural wine, like 2amys! Others you'll need to consult the somm or waiter to see which are natural or not.
2amys, 3716 Macomb St NW
The Dabney - 122 Blagden Alley NW, 20001
Chef Jeremiah Langhorne serves Mid-Atlantic cuisine at this rustic spot set in a former row house. Pick-up and dine-in
The Red Hen - 1822 1st St NW, 20001
Creative wood-fired Italian eats in an airy, rustic-industrial space with open kitchen & large bar. Carry-out and delivery only
Fancy Redish - 600 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
A vegetable-focused restaurant, offers plant-based dining in the heart of the H Street Corridor in Northeast Washington, DC. Limited indoor and outdoor dining
Etto - 1541 14th St NW, 20005
Rustic-chic Italian eatery serves wood-fired pizza & pours wines made at the owner's winery. Pick-up and patio dining
Lutece DC - 1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington D.C.
Dine-in and curbside pickup
Tail Up Goat - 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
A hip bistro serving creative Mediterranean fare & Caribbean-inspired drinks in modern surrounds. Limited indoor and patio dining, reservations required
Bad Saint - 3226 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
A cozy, transporting enclave specializing in Filipino dishes, cocktails & culture. Take out and delivery only
2amys - 3716 Macomb St NW, 20016
Bustling wood-oven pizzeria serves innovative Neapolitan-style pies & Italian wine by the glass. Carry-out only
Sonny's Pizza - 3120 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
- Outdoor garden dining and pick-up
Izakaya Seki - 1117 V St NW, Washington, DC 20009
"A small row home turned into one of the best Japanese restaurants in DC, Izakaya Seki is next level. Soy sauce-dominant cuisine can be challenging to build a wine menu around, but their immaculately constructed wine list is full of bangers that hold up to or enhance their delicious izakaya food." - Peter Szilagyi
St. Vincent Wine - 212 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010 (also a wine bar)
"Diverse bottle selection, great food, frequent live music. Come with friends, snag a bottle or two, and enjoy indoor or outdoor seating. Super knowledgeable and friendly folks." - Peter Szilagyi
Ellē - 3221 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
"Cafe by day, restaurant and bar by night. Their menu is full of fun and funky fermentations of all kinds, so natural wine naturally fits right in. Don't hesitate to get some killer cocktails alongside your glass of wine." - Peter Szilagyi
Reverie - 3201 Cherry Hill Ln, Washington, DC 20007
"Chef Johnny Spero has Noma experience under his belt, so you know you're in for something special. Bev director Marcie Cox is one of the most intuitive, most enthusiastic folks I've gotten to work with in the world of wine, and her pairings are always spot on." - Peter Szilagyi
Each of these stores has its own flare and specialties! Domestique is founded with Selection Massale and caries many of their wines. Grand Cata focuses on Latin Wines, as the founders are both Latin, but you can find natural wines from across the globe in their stores. DCanter is branching more and more into natural wines so ask about which they have in stock!
DCanter, 545 8th Street SE
Domestique - 10 Florida Ave NW, 20001
In-store shopping, curbside pickup and delivery
Grand Cata - 1550 7th St. NW, 20001
Industrial-chic store offering a wide variety of Latin American wines as well as classes. In-store shopping
DCanter - 545 8th Street SE, 20003
In-store shopping. curbside pickup and delivery
Chats Liquors on Capitol Hill - 503 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Nido Wine Shop + Market - 3155 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Women-owned wine shop + market in Mt. Pleasant
Gemini × Happy Ice Cream - 1509 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
A natural wine and ice cream shop by day, serving Johnny Monis’s naturally-leavened pizza and Greco-Roman dishes by night. Take away or snag a table on the patio — wines are always priced retail, either way. Brought to you by the James Beard-award-winning team behind Komi and Little Serow and offering up a tightly-curated selection of bottles from natural producers and growers. In-store shopping, case discounts and free local delivery for orders over $150.
All of these bars have amazing wine selections! Maxwell Park changes their menu by theme every month (make sure you ask which are natural) and Cork has some of the best pricing you'll find in the district!
Barkada,1939 12th St NW Washington DC
Maxwell Park - 1336 9th Street NW, 20001 and 1346 4th St SE, 20003
Maxwell Park is a wine bar with a seriously extensive wine program that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Out-door and limited in-door seating
Cork - 1805 14th St NW, 20009 ( also a restaurant)
Cool wine bar for New American small plates & more upstairs; with market bistro & tasting bar below. Curbside pickup and no-contact delivery
Barkada - 1939 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Barkada Wine Bar is committed to being a welcoming space for friends of all backgrounds, a neighborhood business that strives to make the DC community a force for good and platform that uplifts. Dine-in, curbside pickup and no-contact delivery
No Kisses - 3120 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
A slick little cocktail bar with a groovy vibe. Outdoor dining, takeaway, delivery, or shop virtually through the No Kisses Bottle Shop
Primrose - 3000 12th St NE, 20017
Parisian-feeling destination for wine guru Sebastian Zutant's selections & Gallic bistro classics. Dine-in. takeaway and no-contact delivery
THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS!
We want to take a moment to give a HUGE thank you to our local contributors and their additions to the series. Find them below with their social and links if you want to see people drinking the best natural wine in Washington DC!
As always, if you know of other locations or have updates about these locations, please shoot us a message so we can keep this as updated as possible!