The Passenger Named One of the Best New Cocktail Bars in America

By Tim Carman - Young and Hungry
|  Sunday, Jul 18, 2010  |  Updated 7:07 AM EDT
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Darrow Montgomery, Washington City Paper

Brothers Derek and Tom Brown are Partners in the Passenger.

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Bon Appétit’s August issue includes a breakdown of the “Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars” in America, and right there at the bottom of the page is the Brown brothers’ punk-like exercise in personalized drinking, The Passenger, as well as its nerdy, science-obsessed sibling, the Columbia Room.

Author Andrew Knowlton wrote this about Tom and Derek Brown’s operation next to the Convention Center:

One could happily spend an evening ensconced in the up-front booths, sipping a Moscow Mule at brothers Derek and Tom Brown’s Chinatown-area bar. But in terms of speakeasy appeal, you can’t beat the reservation-only Columbia Room in the back.

Y&H sends out congratulations to the Brown brothers for the well-deserved honor. You can read the full list of honorees here.

Bon Appétit: The Passenger One of the Best New Cocktail Bars in America was originally published by Washington City Paper on Jul 15, 2010

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