The 29th Amendment Event at Church & State

Come celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend and the unofficial beginning of this year’s campaign season by helping raise funds for voter education and awareness.

Join Angelique (The Birthday Girl!) and several notable young professionals from Atlanta to New York City to ratify her 29th year of life and kick off this year’s election cycle with a bang.  We will be celebrating our civil liberties over All American Spirits at H Street’s one and only speakeasy “Church and State.”  The fun begins at 7:30 p.m.

This is a friend-raiser and fundraiser so the cost of entrance is free but there is a suggested donation of $5  or more to benefit regional efforts to raise voter awareness and educate voters on the recent changes in election law.  Church & State will be donating a dollar for every drink sold. Donors will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Happy Hour tab at Fruit Bat (and other prizes).

What better birthday gift to give a civic-minded Washingtonian than helping preserve life, liberty and the much embattled right to vote? So come and celebrate your rights to assemble and to drink, November 12, 2011 and party for a great cause!  Don’t forget to try the night’s signature drink, “The 29th Amendment” made with Leopold’s Bros. famous New York Apple Whiskey.



H Street Festival

Come check out the Fruit Bat and Church & State on Saturday, September 17 during the H Street Festival!

The Bat opens at noon sharp. There will be South American specials on an outdoor GRILL under our tent at the Bat!!  Beer Specials will abound and we will be serving up a ridiculous WHITE BAT SANGRIA  by the PITCHER.

We are also having a Fruit Bat T-shirt giveaway.  The first 50 people to order our one-of-a-kind Sangria gets a T-shirt.

Church & State will open at 3 p.m. for those that feel the need to duck out of the crowds and get hammered like an adult ;-).

H Street Chalk Walk

This Saturday, H Street Main Street and CHAMPS (Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce) are presenting the first ever Chalk Walk on H Street NE…and guess who is participating!

That’s right, Fruit Bat and Church and State are both participants this time around.  Stop by and check out local artists creations while enjoying a premium concoction!

For full details, click here.


Photo by Masayoshi Sekimura


Wisdom and Church & State are looking for new bartenders to become a part of our family.  The requirements are simple.  You must have past bartending experience.  You must have (or be willing to get) your ABC liquor license.  Applicants should be good with people.  Assholes generally don’t make very good bartenders.

If this sounds like you please, email your resume to

Vote Josh Berner for Cocktail King – Artini 2011

Our very own Josh Berner has rolled up his sleeves and tossed his hat in the ring for the Washingtonian annual Artini 2011 contest. You may recall a black horse candidate named Erik Holzherr that snuck past all the other contestants for a big win last year with his beloved “Tortoise and the Bear” martini, a favorite at Wisdom (and still available if you’d like to swing by and try it). Now, Josh with his own established style is trying to keep in the tradition of winning with his delicious “B Cup.” Inspired by Kiki Smith’s provocative Breast Jar sculpture, this drink is sweet, complex and naughty much like the piece of art that evoked Berner’s creativity with this piece. Complete with Zubrowka bison grass vodka, previously featured on, Berner’s very own home made vermouth, Cointreau, apple juice, bitters and a round ice ball, informed by the sculptures ’roundness’ – this drink is a winner. At this point I’m going to avoid a turning of phrases like “you’ll be grasping for more”, “you’ll wanna cup one of these all night”, or “suckling on a B Cup will never be the same” – but it’s truly unavoidable. Watch Josh make his soon-to-be-prize-winner below then go vote!


Catoctin Creek Tasting. Success!

It was an evening filled with fun, food, people and prizes. Josh was slinging drinks like a mad man and lighting citrus peels on fire – he knows all the tricks. All in all everyone had a fabulous time…and we have photos to prove it. A special thanks to Smorgie for both their support and this excellent photo set on Flickr.

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