Best Frozen Summer Drinks in DC

By Peach in DC Nightlife, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 6:26pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:00pm) Add comments

Where to find the best frozen drinks in DC

It’s heating up and there is nothing more refreshing than a frozen drink on a hot, sticky day. Summers in DC don’t have to be full of sweaty suffering.  You know the days: when your cu-lots are sticking to your inner thigh and your hair is frizzy and pressed to your dripping scalp. Your sunglasses keep slipping off your nose, your shirt has turned a darker shade of it’s former self, and swamp ass is setting in.

Never fear, Slurpees and alcohol will be your new bff and aid in your recovery from the summer heat!

Barcode

Barcode Patio Parties DCLocation:

1101 17th St NW DC 20036

Atmosphere:

The ultimate lounge area with dining area/dance floor and sliding glass-door-panels in the spring/summer to create an indoor/outdoor ambiance. A no cover/no dress code policy promotes a relaxing vibe in a modern setting.

Specialty Drinks:

In addition to the extensive drink menu created by super Mixologist Ari Wilder, Barcode stepped it up this summer by adding frozen drinks and drunken snow cones which are sure to cool you off and get you tipsy during the summer swelter.

  • $8 Frozen Margaritas
  • $7 Drunken Snow Cones

Cantina Marina

Cantina MarinaLocation:

600 Water St SW DC 20024

Atmosphere:

DC’s only waterfront restaurant and bar, situated on a dock over the Washington Channel with great views, frozen drinks, and a casual dining menu.

Specialty Drinks:

Daily specials like the $7 Milagro margaritas with a Patron Citronage floater or Tito’s Frozen Texas Hurricane.

Bandolero

BandoleroLocation:

3241 M ST NW DC 20007

Atmosphere:

What was once Hook, the now two-story, 5,000 square foot, high-energy modern Mexican space Bandolero, reflects a Day of the Dead motif in the heart of Georgetown. The restaurant is run by celebrity chef  Mike Isabella, known as a tough-talking Top Chef competitor and the chef behind hot new DC restaurants Graffiato and Bandolero.

Specialty Drinks:

The cocktail list is heavy on tequila and mezcal. Margaritas of all flavors, frozen and on the rocks, but the bright prickly pear frozen margarita is not to be missed.

Mixtec

MixtecLocation:

1792 Columbia Rd NW DC 20009

Atmosphere:

A total hole in the wall located at the top of the hill in Adam’s Morgan, right by District Nightclub. Go for the tacos or a cheap brunch, then stumble out an hour later after drowning yourself in their super strong margaritas.

Specialty Drinks:

Super strong frozen margaritas!

Surfside

SurfsideLocation: 

2444 Wisconsin Avenue DC 20007

Atmosphere:

Surfside is a casual spot where you can get great grilled tacos and sip on margaritas inspired by the beach cuisines of the world.
Surfside is all about a laid-back atmosphere and perfect for a quick bite or frozen drink complete with a rooftop deck.

Specialty Drinks:

Enjoy a frozen margarita or tropical blended drink.

Frozen margaritas $7.95 /pitchers $26.95 and half pitchers $13.50

Foxy’s Ocean Water – Vodka, Chambord, Blue Curacao, and 7-Up- Frozen

Art and Soul’s

Art and SoulLocation: 

415 New Jersey Ave., NW DC 20001

Atmosphere:

Run by Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, Art Smith, this Capitol Hill Restaurant is  a destination restaurant in The Liaison, Smith presents his renowned fresh and modern regional cuisine with a Southern accent.

Art and Soul offers indoor and outdoor patio seating in a relaxed elegant setting and true southern hospitality and was Winner of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2011″.

Specialty Drinks:

Sno-cone cocktails: they have the laurel park: strawberries, cucumber, Pimm’s with St-Germain and sparkling rosé.

Estadio

EstadioLocation: 

1520 14th Street NW DC 20005

Atmosphere:

Estadio, which means “stadium” in Spanish, is a contemporary Spanish restaurant located in DC’s fashionable Logan Circle neighborhood. The menu offers a creative take on traditional Spanish cuisine and inventive beverage program. 

Specialty Drinks:

Move over 7-eleven! Estadio is serving up Slushitos (slushees)!

  • Grapefruit, Bourbon, Chamomile ~ 9
  • Coconut, Rum, Lemongrass, Lime ~ 9

Alero

AleroLocation:

1301 U St NW DC (U Street Corridor), 3500 Connecticut Avenue NW DC, 3345 14th Street NW, 1724 Connecticut Ave NW DC (Dupont Circle)

Atmosphere:

Mexican themed restaurant and bar in 4 different locations in DC. All locations provide a laid back atmosphere and great happy hour specials!

Specialty Drinks:

Lime, Strawberry or the matrimonio frozen margarita (strawberry + lime). $5.50 for happy hour or $27 pitchers until 7PM. Add $2 shot of Chambord, Midori, or Blue Curacao. Or the “The Super Margarita”, which is a frozen margarita doused with a Corona.

Ted’s Bulletin

Ted's Bulletin DCLocation:

505 8th Street Southeast DC 20003

Atmosphere:

Located in Barrack’s Row,  a classic diner / soda fountain set up in the middle of the Eastern Market area, with a great bar, breakfast all day, and great dinner and lunch specials that just happens to serve boozy milkshakes.

Specialty Drinks:

Alcoholic Milkshakes:

Grasshopper (Kahlua and creme de menthe); White Russian (vodka and Kahlua); Twisted Coconut (coconut rum, Key Lime Pie, coconut rum Bananas Foster, and banana rum); Buzzed Berries (raspberry schnapps/ rum); Dirty Girl Scout (peppermint schnapps) for the low price all for the low price of $8.99!

Lauriol Plaza

Lauriol PlazaLocation:

1835 18th Street NW DC 20009

Atmosphere:

Widely popular, affordable, Tex-Mex and Latin American dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. A place where you might have to wait for a table but it’s worth it while you drink pitcher after pitcher of margaritas on the rooftop.

Specialty Drinks:

Pitchers and swirls – Margaritas frozen or on the rocks, lime or strawberry, anyway you choose is a win win!

Little Miss Whiskey

Little Miss WhiskeyLocation:

1104 H Street NE DC 20002

Atmosphere:

Atlas District hideaway with no sign on the door, cheap beer and a glitzy purple and gold decor, technicolor rock posters and loud tunes. It’s a fun place to be when you find yourself on H street after the sun goes down, particularly if you’re already a little hammered.

Specialty Drinks:

Little Miss Whiskey’s famous Frozen Peach Slushee drinks

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