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The Gibson

2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
+1 202-232-2156
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork rinds” (2 reviews)
“unmarked door” (3 reviews)
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2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended here from a local, with all excitement we went to try this fabulous place out, only to feel completely unwelcomed at the door. The waitlist was "1 hour" yet we did not get a text at all the entire night. No matter...More

Thank Nathaly22V
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I had a great experience at The Gibson. The decor is very 1920s, with a bar area and secluded booths for a more private experience. They have a very extensive cocktail menu and you can also ask the bartender to make a surprise cocktail. We...More

Thank Readrun
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A really unexpected joy. We chose this on the advice of reviewers on TripAdvisor. On the suggestion of others we booked a table in advance. A bit odd for a cocktail bar. The bar is inside an unmarked door without a shopfront. Make sure you...More

Thank DocRunner
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The Gibson gives you the feel of being in the prohibition era, it's not easy to find even knowing the address. It does look a bit shady from the outside but I guess that's all part of the vibe. Once there you give a knock...More

Thank 860Vetman
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a special cocktail experience this is a great place. Sours made fresh. Staff were great.

Thank MyCat15trip
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The Gibson is well hidden but definitely worth hunting down. They do take reservations through open table and I would recommend using that option. Taylor is the Emperor of Mixology. He was a joy to talk to: knowledgeable, interesting, and genuine. He craft cocktails to...More

Thank maineiak07
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I went to meet an old friend in DC and mentioned I thought she was going to take me to a hipster place and she was all oh I totally can! So off to The Gibson we went. It's a speakeasy and from what I...More

Thank Melaina25
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Place has an atmosphere but it was ruined immediately after we met the lady next the door. She was definitely in bad mood trying squeeze 6 people to small corridor so she can check all ours IDs. The story continues with pouring me with cocktail...More

Thank ffoton
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Cocktails are superb and the atmosphere is even better. Service is kind and attentive. Price is reasonable. Highly recommend.

Thank Bill_Reig
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A big thing to note if you're considering going to The Gibson is that they do not serve food (except for pork rinds, chips, and nuts) - cocktails only. Definitely a place for pre- or post-meal, but don't plan on ordering dinner. The speakeasy concept...More

Thank RestonNative
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9 September 2015|
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Response from Camille D | Reviewed this property |
definitely not, I'm pretty sure I went in with gym shorts, a snow leopard t-shirt, and flip flops
Gale T
17 April 2015|
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Response from TownhouseKid | Reviewed this property |
Oops - sorry, was thinking about a hotel. There are munchies at the Gibson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-2156
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