501 Florida Ave, NW
From a press release:
“The Royal is celebrating one year in LeDroit Park on Monday, June 27 with a day of festivities, specials and free icy treats to show its appreciation to the loyal customers, neighbors and community which has supported its first year in business.
The all-day coffee shop-cocktail bar-restaurant hybrid will give away free Cold Brew Ice Pops to guests, made from Counter Culture Coffee’s limited-release Cold Hearted coffee steeped for 10 hours, with a house cold brew syrup and milk (one per customer).
The Royal will also debut on Monday its brand new house Rosita Vermouth, a summer rosé variation on its year-round blanc vermouth, available at just $5 all day. Brighter for the warm-weather season, this floral and aromatic vermouth was made with 20+ fresh herbs, locally-grown wormwood, rhubarb, rose petals and rosé wine, and aged in a 53-gallon Catoctin Creek rye barrel for several weeks. Vermouth has been the cornerstone of The Royal’s beverage program since its June 2015 opening, being the only bar in DC to serve its own housemade vermouth on tap, which is dispensed from a vintage fire extinguisher.
And to round out the celebrations, The Royal will offer all-day happy hour (11 a.m. to 1 a.m.) on Monday featuring $5 house vermouth and draft beers, $2 Rolling Rock ponies, $7 classic cocktails (selection of eight classics ranging from a Daiquiri with El Dorado White Rum, lime juice and sugar, a Paloma with Cimarron tequila, lime, grapefruit and soda, a Caipirinha with cachaca, fresh limes and sugar, and a Rye Old Fashioned with Pikesville Rye, bitters, sugar and water), and $7 wines by the glass (a daily-rotating selection of red, rosé and white).”