Why It’s Hot: This glamorous White House/World Bank setting is drawing raves for its authentic Thai food, but there's also a sophisticated after-work crowd who come mostly for the amazing drinks.
Must-Drink: Menehune’s Painkiller ($12 for a single; $22 for a double). Magician mixologist JP Caceres may have left the country, sadly, but his slushy bowl — featuring Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, La Favorite Agricole Rhum, housemade coconut-orgeat syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, yuzu and a garnish of grated nutmeg, served with a flaming half-lemon — reminds us of his genius.
Insider Tip: The real-deal Thai street food is not to be missed.
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