The Wisdom Book Club will meet the last Sunday of each month. Stop by and enjoy a few cocktails while we discuss the book of the month! For April 7: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo Description: “My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer,” the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up [...]
Beginning this Sunday (Dec. 16th), we’ll have all the fixings for Hot Toddies at your favorite neighborhood bar. Best of all, they’re free! You just pay for the pour. Brave the cold and warm your soul! Either build your own or ask the barkeep to give you a hand. To help you get ready, here’s [...]
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BINGO this Wednesday, October 3rd at Wisdom! Empty promises! Grandstanding! Rhetoric! Prizes! Drinks! Jim Lehrer! Bingo prizes include: Free drinks Seat at Bluecoat tasting Seat at Bourbon tasting
You know how much the GINTENDER loves this Brand…now find out why! Robert, the master distiller, will be joining us for a Talk, Tasting & BlueCoat Cocktail of your choice for $10 at Wisdom!
The Wisdom Book Club meets the last Sunday of each month (Sept. 30). Stop by and enjoy a few cocktails while we discuss the book of the month! This month’s book: Mortality On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room [...]
This September we begin our “Rock on the Rocks” series at Wisdom. Each Sunday at 7pm, our bartenders will whip up delicious custom cocktails to complement the films–all with a musical bent– being shown. The schedule: Sun. Sep. 9, Spinal Tap (featured drink, “11″ $8 — Jameson shot with a Natty Boh back) Sun. Sep. [...]
Genever expert & Belgian Ex-pat, Veronique of Diep 9 gave us a fascinating history lesson on Genever (Gin’s Grand Daddy) at Wisdom a couple weeks ago at our very first Genever tasting. What is Genever??? The 500 year old Belgian National liquor that has a flavor profile somewhere between Gin, Vodka, and Whiskey. But enough out of us. Check out [...]
Who says the Super Bowl has to be only about beer and pizza? Why not enjoy a cocktail too? Join Wisdom for Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday. Not sure who’s playing? Neither are we! But that’s no reason not to throw back a few. View the Super Bowl the way it was meant to be [...]
Wisdom has an exciting new food menu thanks to Pound (on the Hill). Look forward to trying some of these great dishes while you are enjoying your cocktails! Hummus and pita 8oz hummus, toasted pita Pastrami melt Panini Rye bread, Thousand Island dressing, spicy mustard, thinly sliced pastrami Tuna melt Panini Pumpernickel, hot and sweet [...]
Wisdom is the official landing spot for the Air Force Falcons’ game on Wednesday Dec. 28th. The game starts at 4:30 p.m. at D.C.’s RFK stadium but doors open at 1! Wisdom will open at one and be showing the game at the bar and on the projector! We’ll have great deals for ALL military personnel and [...]
A new video by The Great Courses features yours truly (The Gintender) with insight into the world of mixology, spirits and traditions. This video is a great way to get up to speed on the sipping of scotch, the mixing of gin and mixology essentials. It’s also a great reference if you are interested in [...]
Join Wisdom for a holiday Wine Tasting on Tuesday Dec. 13th. The talented and lovely Gena will be leading the way to make sure you get your drink on! Plus, she’ll have some great suggestions for Holiday Wine Gifts! Tasting includes 12 different wines and a great cheese platter. Only $25 if you order now [...]
We’ve been playing documentaries all month on the blu-ray and this Sunday, November 20th, Wisdom has a very special screening. We’ll be featuring the work in progress “A Sister’s Call”. There will also be the opportunity to see the filmmaker’s progress, hear Rebecca and Call’s amazing story, learn about mental health and abuse issues, and [...]
Share your good times at Wisdom on the Gintender! We’ve started a Flickr group that is really easy to use. Simply sign in (or register if you don’t have a Flickr account) and upload your Wisdom photos to our Flickr page. The photos should appear on our Flickr feed within 24 hours. Don’t be shy! [...]
It has taken far too long, but we are finally getting up our video and photos from Wisdom’s Bluecoat distillery tour! A very special thanks to everyone at Philadelphia Distilling and, of course, Erik (the Gintender) for organizing such an awesome trip. Also thanks to the brilliant Scott Stead for putting this video together. Enjoy! [...]
It’s hard to believe, but the “little cocktail joint that could” is turning 3! Tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 19th , come celebrate with the Wisdom crew and enjoy specials all night long. Get 15% off your entire tab plus 30% off the first and last hours (6-7 pm and 11 pm- 12am). And if that’s not [...]
Learn the basics of a well-stocked home bar! Wisdom is now offering private Mixology classes. These classes are great for the novice and intermediate home Mixologist. You’ll learn everything you need to know from how to use the proper, basic bar utensils to which staple liquors and liqueurs are necessary for home bar tending. [...]
Think you know your beer? PROVE IT! Stop by Wisdom August 16, 17, and 18 for a blind beer tasting during D.C. Beer Week. The winner of this noble contest will receive a $40 Wisdom tab…not to mention beer tasting glory. Afterwards, enjoy the epic motion picture Beerfest on the blueray projector. Only $25 a [...]
The Wealthy Missionary, one of Wisdom’s most popular libations, mingles peach and ginger with just a hint of tea leaf bitterness. Check out Kelly A. Magyarics’ take on this great summer cocktail in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Yelp gave Wisdom’s “Pears of Wisdom” a shout out this week. The Pears of Wisdom cocktail at Wisdom was the highlight of Ruth C‘s visit: A slice of Anjou pear, Belle de Brillet, Absolut pear and Elderflower – “it single-handedly convinced me that I must try their other concoctions.” Check out the full article here.
ATTENTION ALL D.C. MIXOLOGISTS!!!! 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 [...]
Great news for all you absinthe lovers out there. Wisdom will play host to a Lucid tasting and mixology class on Wednesday, April 13. Whether you are an absinthe connoisseur or just looking to try it for the first time, this will be a great place to learn and experiment. After over 95 years of [...]
Church & State Classes (All classes start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Limited to to 5 people per class) See our new event calendar on the right for all the dates and classes at a glance. Manhattan Class – April 5, 2011: SOLD OUT Manhattan Class – April 12, 2011: SOLD OUT Manhattan Class [...]
Join the GINtender tonight at Wisdom as he divulges a few sexy insights in his latest Mixology class : An intro to Collins/Rickeys. For only $30, you can learn from one of the best and get hands-on mixing experience. Class starts at 6:30 and is limited to twelve people to ensure that all questions get [...]