Degrees Bar & Lounge
This chic outpost at the Ritz Carleton in Georgetown boasts an upper-crust clientele and a New York state of mind. Impeccably dressed patrons knock back classic cocktails in a retro-1940's space favoring warm hues and exposed brick walls. Comfortable despite its high-caliber clientele, Degrees' adjacent lounge hosts a piano and a warming fireplace, making it a cozy spot for a nip and some complimentary s'mores (available from 6:30-7 p.m. evenings). Degrees' Rendezvous at The Ritz happy hour provides a welcome alternative to its predictably sky-high prices, offering half-priced cocktails and appetizers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily.