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Passport to Summer: Cocktails at Masa14

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Bitch Biz: The Passport Program and Bitches Who Brunch are partners. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the company.

Masa14 was *the* spot when I first moved to Washington five years ago. 14th Street was not yet inundated with dozens good-to-great restaurants and hundreds of young professionals strolling the sidewalks. It was pretty much just Masa 14, Policy, Bar Pilar, and St. Ex on the drag between S and T Streets N.W.

It had been ages since I’ve been to Masa, though, when I met up with some new friends for a cocktail meeting. We saddled up to the long bar at the Latin-Asian restaurant and took a look at the cocktail menu.


Then I remembered I had my Passport in my handbag!

The Passport Program is a cocktail booklet that offers special deals at about 50 local bars. You can use the little black booklet to explore your city, collecting stamps at each bar you visit and enjoying a little friendly competition with your friends.

For $20, the Passport Program is a steal—then throw your Passport in your pocket or purse and pull it out when at a participating restaurant.

At Masa, your Passport gets you two-for-ones of the Masa Mule, made with Titos vodka, pineapple-rosemary shrub, simple syrup, and orange zest. It was the perfect summer cocktail: light, refreshing, and fruity.

I wouldn’t normally order a cocktail—wine of course—but I enjoyed switching it up with a little encouragement.

And, because I love burgers, I also had a banh mi burger—because it sounded too good to resists. Masahas burgers, rolls, and edamame on it’s happy hour menu for $4-6, which is a pretty good deal.


Get your Passport here, and follow along on the fun with @PassportProgram and @BitchesWhoBrunch on Instagram. Hashtag #passporttosummer on instagram or twitter and we’ll share your tweets!

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