Church and State

In many of the craft cocktails at this new H Street NE drinking establishment, you'll find a focus on small batch spirits made in the United States, like Loudon County's Catoctin Creek.

Owner and mixologist Erik Holzherr opened Church and State in January 2011, above his other bar, Fruit Bat. The bar's "Bill of Rights" cocktail menu includes classics like mint juleps, daiquiris, Manhattans and Old Fashioneds.

Head bartender Josh Berner is making sweet and dry vermouth, orgeat syrup (for the Mai Tai), ginger beer (check out the Moscow Mule), brandied cherries and grenadine.

The bar is currently open at 7:30 from Tuesday-Saturday.

Church and State

1236 H St. NE

no phone, @churchstatedc