Like it or not, winter arrived. Favorite DC seasonal beer gardens close up shop, taxis encourage laziness, and hibernating at home instead of bar-hopping sounds tempting, if just for a moment.
But winter blues are hardly necessary when some area bars and restaurants outsmart the cold with cures for acute stir-craziness. Feel festive again with enclosed patios, fur blankets, cozy fire pits, heaters and when all else fails, whiskey.
Click here for Eater’s guide to winter patios where the end of summer doesn’t mean the end of drinking outside.
This article and photograph originally appeared on Eater DC website on Nov. 21, 2014.