The Passenger and Columbia Room


Mixologist Derek Brown of The Columbia Room - Washington, DC

1021 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 393-0220
Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 5pm-1:30am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2:30am

Inside the bustling bar The Passenger, behind a hidden door lies a zen-like cocktail haven, where Mixologist Derek Brown shows the drinking public what potential classic cocktails really have. With the carefully sourced jars of spices behind the bar, he’s created a unique market for a specialty cocktail experience. An industry legend, Brown’s personable and knowledgeable cocktail banter is served with a side of hand-sawn and carved ice cubes—you didn’t think he’d use trays, did you? You can catch his articulate mixology articles in The Atlantic Monthly.

Recommended Dishes:
  • The Getaway: Cruzan Blackstrap Rum, Cynar, and Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • The Japanese Fizz: Old Weller Antique Bourbon Whiskey, Graham's Ruby Port, Lemon Juice, and Brandied Cherries