Behind the Bar: Neighborhood Classics

Behind the Bar: Neighborhood Classics

Unlike other neighborhood taverns, Jake’s is extremely bright with white walls and blue trim. The bar is lit by a large window, and the outdoor patio recently opened for warm weather months. The bar’s simple decor is reflected on the menu, which features a plethora of beers from local to national favorites as well as classic cocktails.

Inside Jake’s Tavern, Shaw’s New Alternative to Pretentious Cocktail Bars

Inside Jake’s Tavern, Shaw’s New Alternative to Pretentious Cocktail Bars

“We aren’t a grunge dive bar or super hipster cocktail bar. D.C. has enough of those,” says general manager Jonathan Fellman, a former beverage director at Red Light. “We are trying to be a normal bar and part of the community.”