Alias on 14th, a glamorous drinking cave from Clarendon party makers B Social Hospitality, debuted in April, giving Logan Circle an Eyes Wide Shut edge. Alias’ beverages menu, located in the depths of Mediterranean restaurant Dolce Vita, features bubbles, fire, and billowing smoke, all set against an equally dramatic backdrop. The former jazz club Sotto’s 100-seat location now offers a bewildering array of Champagne selections, out-of-the-box bottle service, and a one-page meze cuisine from Dolce Vita chef Elier Rodriguez upstairs. Whether you enter through an unmarked pink entrance on 14th Street or a secret back staircase inside the Mediterranean hotspot Dolce Vita, the result is the same: a dark New York-style social club with floral-accented chairs and a beautiful ceiling decorated with fleur-de-lis tiles.
Veteran bartender Evan Cablayan’s excellent cocktail menu at Alias on 14th avoids Prohibition-era drinks in favor of greater flavors and theatrics. A drinkable bubble tops a brilliant pink cocktail made with citrus vodka and raspberry, while a dram of bourbon, bitters, and orange peel is infused with smoke before serving. Alias is a sexy and elegant social club nestled underneath sister site Dolce Vita, serving distinctive handmade cocktails, the finest champagnes, and Executive Chef Elier Rodriguez’s mezze selection of Mediterranean fusion nibbles from Dolce Vita. Guests are urged to stay and enjoy lovely cocktails and a bite to eat as the night progresses with music, mingling, and mystery, all while surrounded by masqueraded characters gracing the walls.
A floor filled with masqueraded people, flowers, and candle-lit tables lead to the great finale: jewel-toned velvet sofas perched on a black-and-white checkerboard stage. During a weekend preview party, several of D.C.’s finest sports stars broke into the rear VIP section, with Commanders and Capitals players sipping side by side. So, this bar is one of the best bars Washington DC has to offer. If you are in the city, we recommend you check out the bar at least once! Go with your family, friends, or loved ones for a memorable time.