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Crafting our Flagship Fizz Tour: A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into the Elegance of U Street’s Sparkling Spirits

A Cocktail with foam on top, Fizz Tour

Crafting any tour is a time consuming, logistically challenging labor of love, and our latest Jazzed Up U Street Cocktail Tour is no different.  That said, we wanted to pull the curtain back and offer a behind the scenes look at what it took to create our curated journey through the legacy of U Street’s Black Broadway corridor. 


Conception and Inspiration:

The idea for the Fizz Tour blossomed from a desire to pay homage to U Street’s historic nightlife and cocktail culture, a tradition as rich and diverse as the jazz melodies that once filled its streets. Inspired by the glamor of the jazz age and the sophistication of U Street’s iconic past, our team set out to craft an experience that would tantalize the senses and transport our guests to an era of timeless elegance.


Selecting Venues with Distinction:

Choosing the venues for our Fizz Tour was a meticulous process, guided by a commitment to excellence and a passion for storytelling. Each venue was handpicked to offer a unique perspective on U Street’s cocktail heritage, blending cultural significance with contemporary flair. We are excited to feature multiple Michelin Star restaurants on our tour that give a nod to the brilliance of the past, as well as usher in new flavors and highlight where the neighborhood’s legacy is heading. From boutique establishments with a longstanding presence to chic Caribbean lounges, every stop on the tour was selected to create a seamless narrative that reflects the evolution of U Street’s spirited culture.


Curating a Cocktail Symphony:

The heart of our flagship Fizz Tour lies in the carefully curated cocktail menu, reflecting a symphony of flavors that pays homage to the jazz-infused spirit of Black Broadway. Expert mixologists worked tirelessly to craft cocktails that reflect the diversity of U Street’s mixology scene but also evoke the essence of the jazz age. From effervescent fizzes to unique flavor combinations, each concoction tells a story, inviting our guests to savor the notes of history with every sip.  Our curated menu also offers two drink choices at each location, so guests can customize their menu based on their preferences. 


Culinary Pairings with Panache:

To complement the libations, our team collaborated with the chefs at each location to select pairings that elevate the tasting experience. Each cocktail highlights the diversity of the neighborhood, while inviting guests to step into the legacy of U Street’s culinary roots; the Fizz Tour is a symphony of flavors that delights the palate and indulges the senses.


Attention to Detail:

Creating the Fizz Tour was not just about selecting venues and crafting cocktails; it was about diving into the fascinating history of Black Broadway.  As with all our tours, the Blue Fern Team took a lot of time researching the legacy of the neighborhood to fully understand and appreciate the details that made Black Broadway what we know it as today. This deep dive is what all the curation is based on, and what makes a Blue Fern Travel tour stand out. While the crafted tastings are memorable, the stories you take with you, open your eyes and change your perspective are where the real value lies. 



As we raise a glass to the unveiling of the first ever Fizz Tour, we invite you to join us on this journey that showcases the passion, dedication, and artistry that went into crafting an experience that celebrates the elegance of U Street’s sparkling spirits. Sip, savor, and revel in the sophistication of our Fizz Tour—a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines both our team and the illustrious legacy of Black Broadway. Cheers to an experience that transcends time, where each effervescent moment is a tribute to the refined spirit of U Street.