A short while ago I noted that Lion’s Fine Wine & Spirits got the City Paper’s Staff Pick for the Best Liquor Store of 2013. I also wanted to note that a few other businesses — both in and near Park View — came away with honors in the City Paper’s reader poll this year. On the same block as Lion’s, both Looking Glass Lounge and DC Reynolds walked away with Best of D.C. 2013 awards. Looking Glass Lounge, at 3634 Georgia Avenue, was listed as a runner-up to Nellie’s Sports Bar for Best Bar Trivia Night 2013.
In addition to these businesses, nearby Sweet Mango Cafe was named Best Caribbean Restaurant 2013, Everlasting Life Cafe was named Best Vegan Restaurant 2013 and Best Gluten-Free Menu 2013, and Qualia Coffee earned the staff pick for Best Local Roastery 2013.
All-in-all, a strong showing for Park View and Lower Georgia Avenue businesses. It will be interesting to see how next year stacks up with Mothership in full swing and possibly a new, improved relaunch of the former Blue Banana.