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JANE JANE

Jane Jane, anchored along the popular 14th Street Corridor, implores “please don’t do coke in the bathroom.” Their stylish 850-square foot digs that conjure mom’s kitchen vibes and boozy beverages deliver more than enough of a high for patrons — they hope.

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BY: Andrew Williams Contributing writer

Jane Jane, a craft cocktail destination so nice, that they named it twice. A beautifully designed space along the popular 14th Street Corridor where drinks don’t just glow during golden hour — they sparkle.

It’s the perfect haven for pre-or post-dinner drinks, happy hour, dates, or if you happen to be in the neighborhood; though, be warned, seats fill up fast. The buzzy neighborhood is home to some of the District’s most popular dining and bar locales.

The intimate 850-square foot retro-modern digs feature honey wood walls, with a squared-off bar top and round stool tops to match. It’s teaming with accents of forest green and a flourish of plaid/gingham-Esque floors: a patchwork of green, blue, white, and yellow that seamlessly bleeds into and up the bar wall.

Horizontal pill-shaped mirrors, drop lights, and wooden booths channel all the throwback vibes of home cooking from your mom’s kitchen. It’s warm, inviting, and vibrant.

The food menu is a smattering of elevated home-style snacks, including pigs in a blanket, mixed nuts, warm marinated olives, pickled okra, classic cheese balls, and more.

The drink menu offers inventive house creations and classic cocktail recipes. Our favorites include the Wouldn’t You Rather Be At Home (Blanco Tequila, Mezcal, Cap Corse Blanc, Rhubarb Bitters); Patio Szn (Dark Ron, Traditional Jamaican Rhum, Créme de Cacao, Coconut Créme, Pineapple); and Mezcal 75 (Mezcal, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Orange Juice, Sparkling Wine).

The rest of the drink menu delivers something for every cocktail aficionado, including gin, whiskey, rum, tequila, vodka, cognac, and zero-proof imbibers.

Jane Jane is bright, polished, and playful — some might even say cheeky. A hand-stitched sign politely petitioning patrons to “please don’t do coke in the bathroom” hangs in the back hallway. It seems like a fair request. Indulge your habit elsewhere.

Side note: the sign was recently stolen and soon after returned in the mail. Only good karma here.

The bar also provides a carefully curated, limited selection of beer, cider, wine, and sparkling wine.

Come on home to Jane Jane — just don’t bring that one friend … you’ll embarrass us.

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