1825 M St NW

Formerly known as a beloved bar for the college crowd, Sign of the Whale has just reopened with after a two-month long facelift. Now under new ownership, the concept has undergone a full interior renovation and emerged with a Japanese-Southern menu. Some standouts include the grilled yakitori skewers, octopus fritters, and fried oysters. Cocktails range from the lychee old fashioned to a traditional gin & tonic. Guests are also able to go to the new venue for Happy Hour form 4PM until 7PM and sip on a selection of drinks ranging from a $5 beer to select $8 cocktails. 202-506-4745 ; Photo Credit: Rey Lopez