Three Capitals, Three Places to Drink

Roman Muradov

Where to imbibe now in D.C., London and Berlin.

For a hotel that opened during Prohibition, Washington, D.C.’s newly renovated St. Regis Bar (923 16th St. NW; crafts an impressive cocktail. Order a French 75, made with local Green Hat gin, Champagne and lemon juice, and settle in at the corner table to keep an eye on the power clientele. Ask bartender Orcun Turkay for the history behind the Green Hat name.

Across the Atlantic in London, dry ice, chinking martini glasses and sultry lighting set the scene for cabaret at Crazy Coqs (20 Sherwood St.; It’s the latest venue run by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, cofounders of the city’s Wolseley restaurant.

In Berlin, the 14-seat Buck and Breck (Brunnenstraße 177; is hidden behind an art gallery storefront in Mitte. Try the Sun Ra (mezcal, triple sec, orgeat, egg fizz, lime). In an homage to D.C., it’s apparently named after U.S. president James Buchanan and VP John C. Breckinridge.