Maxwell Park is a wine bar located in the heart of Washington DC’s historic Shaw neighborhood devoted to the adventurous imbiber. The brainchild of Sommelier Brent Kroll, Maxwell Park aims to deliver a one-two punch of refined fun + expert execution by way of a constant rotation of glasses, bottles, guest chefs, dishes, visiting somms, winemakers and more.

The bar features 50 or so wines by the glass, about half of which rotate out according the month’s theme - and all of which are served at one of four optimal temps using a crazy high-tech refrigeration system. The bottle list stretches to 500 labels, far too many of which you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Additionally, Maxwell Park offers a small selection of housemade bottled cocktails and a handful of craft brews along with a short, but thoughtfully prepared menu of wine-friendly dishes.

Open nightly at 5, so c’mon out and make Maxwell your go-to neighborhood playground for all things liquid fun + games.


Does my bubble look big to you? We’ll spend the month of August diving into the wildly wonderful world of bubbly, sparkling + effervescent wines - sans Champagne, Cava & Prosecco. We’ll have at least 40 on hand to sip, swirl and swig by the glass all month long, so brace yo’self and prepare to get bubbled up!


September = Back To Skool! And we’ll be using the month as an opportunity to put our education to work and do some Old World versus New World side-by-side comparisons. Think Bordeaux Vs. Napa, Burgundy Vs. Oregon, Sancerre Vs. Marlborough, that sort of thing - and get ready to get schooled!


Let’s get weird! We’re devoting October to a slew of oddballs, outliers, misfits and mysterious wines that you’ve likely never heard of, much less have had the opportunity to taste firsthand. From ghostly white to dankly dark and the purgatory between ‘em, you can expect a veritable, albeit delicious, freakshow on offer all month long.

Maxwell Park / 1336 9th St NW / Washington DC 20001
Open 5 O’Clock Nightly
Maxwell Does Not Accept Reservations
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