Cotton & Reed
"Regular" tables are located in our Annex, an open-air warehouse with protection from wind and rain, strong heaters, and plenty of air circulation with one wall open to the outdoors.
Outdoor patio tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis. If you prefer an outdoor table, please note this in your reservation and we will accommodate to the best of our ability. Reservations are for 90 minutes.
We are studiously adhering to all DC safety guidelines and ask that our guests do the same. Please wear a mask!
Please note - per current DC regulations, all seated guests must order at least one food item per table. Maximum party size of 6.
Last call will be at 9:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 PM Friday and Saturday due to DC's current COVID regulations.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
The outdoor patio was a perfect experience and great service too!
Great drinks and service! Looking forward to the distillery tours!
First time at Cotton & Reed and we can’t wait to go back. Ambience was great, space was clean and we had great service.
Nice setting at Union Market. Would absolutely go back.
I took my sisters here when they visited and the vibe was amazing. The playlist was dope and the disco ball in the middle of the annex was a great addition. The hostess was great and our waitress was ok. The drinks had great presentation and tastes great. I should've bought a bottle of rum to take home, but forgot--an excuse to just go back for great drinks and a good time!
I loved it.
Excelent cocktail offer
We will come back with friends
Loved the COVID-style space and noise level in the annex, but I think all the hard surfaces would make it uncomfortably loud in “normal” times. But you go for the rum and drinks, and those are awesome!
Very great place to hang out after a day at work. While they have a variety of drinks, they only have snacks (we got the lime peanuts)
Our server was amazing ! Very knowledgeable and very kind. We enjoyed our experience. I wish I could remember his name.
Disco ball and banging playlist—yaaaas
Frozen mojito—not as yummy as it sounds
Mocha drank—get this!! Really tasty and hits the spot.
Food—there ain’t any! Just nuts. We chose the lime ones and they were aiiiight at best. Wish they had more food options.
Service—pretty mellow ie slow and unhurried. Friendly enough though.
We had a very bad experience. Too many issues and too much drama to go into. Save yourself and go to any of the better places in immediate vicinity. The drinks are small and on the weak side. But, they ARE tasty which is the only positive takeaway.
The absolute best drinks
Cotton + Reed is one of the best hidden bar spots in DC! Since COVID-19, they have created two open air spaces (one covered and one patio) that offer safe service and still maintain a fun vibe including the best tunes ALWAYS!
The Cocomotion is so very very good.
We decided to try Cotton and Reed before our dinner and it was a great experience! We sat socially distanced outside in their heated warehouse and ordered their one flagship tasting ($16) to split, and everything on the bites menu. Music, vibe, and atmosphere was fun, and the staff were attentive and friendly. Highly recommend and I look forward to coming back to try the cocktails!
Casual but exactly perfect at the same time
It was so nice and warm. The service was great!
Our first time here after many times walking by and loved the energy and honestly were the best cocktails in town!
We visited Cotton and Reed and the Union Market area for the first time this weekend. A very cool area and a place I will keep an eye on as it keeps developing. As for Cotton and Reed all we can say is WOW. Great place, great service and Amazing Rum! The All Spice Dram is likely the best tasting Rum liqueur we have every had. The PX Dark is amazing as well. If you like Rum cancel your plans for next weekend whatever they are and book a table at Cotton and Reed. Lindsey was great!!
It’s difficult to find safe places to meet or have a drink during covid. Their heated patio provides ample room for social distancing and is well ventilated. The staff adheres to safety guidelines and the cocktails are delicious. I highly recommend.
First time here & it was great. The rum tasting flights are affordable and the atmosphere overall is great. There was great music & the tables are spread far enough apart to actually be socially distanced.
Loved the new annex next door! Great service also!
Love this place. Perfect for Sunday funday! The drinks are off the charts — cocolocomotion (or whatever the slushy thing is called) is so delicious but serious brain freeze and if you’re looking for a cocktail go for the Palumba Rumba or the Liquid Nostalgia (more bitter of a Sunkist!).
Awesome that they have outdoor, reserveable tables!! The tables are very well distanced from others, and service was prompt. Very thankful for their efforts to make a safe environment during these times!!
Also, the rum was great. We especially loved the Mellow Yellow and dram.
Music, drinks and ambience!!
Cutest spot for all your pandemic cocktail needs -- socially distanced, bright colorful tables, best ever playlist, and AMAZING drinks. Drink local, support DC small business, and enjoy the most thoughtful flavors and crushable drinks.
perfect date spot. perfect friend hangout spot.
Great outdoor seating a touch cold Saturday evening but we were informed they will be getting heaters and using a one side open storage room to convert into a winterized but still flowing air space. This spot was one of my favorites pre pandemic and will definitely back as they are definitely taking precautions to safe have folks order drinks and enjoy the “bar”.
This was our first time at Cotton & Reed and we came for my brother in-laws anniversary. We were very excited but our server was not very helpful or interested in us. I will come back but will request that we be seated in a different servers area.
Side note: Bought a bottle of the Gold Rum and made drinks with it at home...it was AMAZING!!
All members of the staff were super friendly and informative. Entire area is a vibe!
Wonderful service, very safe setup with spaced outdoor seating, and clear expectations for everyone to follow the rules. Drinks excellent as always.
A great day spent on the patio enjoying delicious cocktails!
Even with a little rain, it was very nice. Calm. Good outside seatinf
Great place, relaxing, GREAT cocktails, creative and cute place. Trendy, clean. Love the indoor and now outdoor setup.
Great drinks and great service! Love the new Socially distant patio set up.
Excellent covid procedures in place. Wonderful service, as always.
Nice afternoon cocktail, hand sanitizer came with water, so thiughtful. Great service from waitress, recommended my cocktail, love my coco chicken subbies. Will be back again.
The patio that they have built is very cute and spaced out nicely. I miss how many cocktails they used to have available pre-COVID but everything we had was delicious! I highly recommend if you are in the area to stop by and check it out!
If you are near Union Markey Cotton & Reed is a place for really good cocktails in a fun environment.
Refreshing, reasonably priced cocktails served in a laid-back environment & by a friendly staff.
Great distillery white rum was awesome 👌. I wish they had better light bites other than olive, toasted almond, and corn nuts. I get that its covid19, so no complaints. I would go back again. They give you sample sanitizer to take which was pretty cool.
Cotton & Reed offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 544-2805.
Cotton & Reed is rated 4.9 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.