Firefly is a restaurant first – the Hotel Madera’s restaurant, to be precise – but we’re not listing it for those merits. We can say it’s one of the coolest bars in Dupont, decked out with its surreal, magically happy ‘firefly trees,’ all candlelit and reminiscent of childhood summer evenings, and romantic as hell to boot. The cocktail menu is a glorious thing.

Knock back a bourbon cream soda and see if the world doesn’t just glow a little more…wait, that’s the firefly trees.