Eaton DC is open. Part of Eaton DC is open. The ambitious hotel/co-working space/restaurant/other restaurant/gym/radio station/library/rooftop restaurant/hang out space that might help usher in the revolution is partially open. One of the spaces now ready for patrons is Allegory, a bar that you may not find without knowing where to look.
The photo above this text is the library of Eaton Hotel. After you walk past the reception desk you’ll see it on your right. See that door? Next to the book shelf to the right of the fireplace? That’s the door to Allegory.
Allegory is dark. Dark as in low lighting. It definitely sets a dramatic mood. This is a place to begin or end your night with your date.
On the walls are paintings by D.C. artist Erik Thor-Sandberg. They’re extremely impressive and what you’ll be seeing in your Instagram feed when people share their Eaton visits.
The bar is currently offering four cocktails, each $16, each strong. If you’re going for one, get the 2666, a powerful, suited for chillier weather concoction made with tequila, mezcal, PX, Palo Cortado, creme de cacao and mole bitters. It’s not the prettiest drink on the menu, that’d be the Kokoro, but the 2666 is the one I’m going to try to attempt at home.
Eaton House is ambitious. It’s much too early to tell what sections will be for whom. But if you’re looking for a hideaway bar in the middle of a neighborhood with few hideaways, Allegory is a fine option.