Welcome to DC's largest crowd-funded distillery, and its only women-owned one at that. Vodka, bourbon, rye whiskey and apple brandy emerge from the tanks. Drinkers of all types – young, gray haired, gay and straight – fill Republic's buzzy, mod-industrial tasting room to enjoy the creative cocktails made with the liquors. It's quite social, though the bar is smallish and gets crowded.
Tours ($12 per person) take place on Saturday and Sunday, on a first come, first served basis.