2032 P St NW

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Emissary is a coffeehouse, bar, and cafe located in Washington DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, just below Dupont Circle Yoga.  


We believe in sustainable ingredients, and "fika" - the Swedish notion taking a moment to have coffee, slow down, and contemplate on your own, or to gather with friends, and savor the moment. We believe in community and equality, and our space is a place for people of all backgrounds to unwind and connect.

Our coffeehouse features selections from Counter Culture, our beer and cocktail menu is local and mid-atlantic centric, our wine list global. Our menu is vegetable forward with vegan-friendly options - but omnivores need not worry, we have a great selection of rich baked goods, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and small plates.


Premier Private Event Space in the Heart of Dupont Circle 


Emissary is one of Dupont Circle’s premier and most unique private event locations, and frequently hosts intimate corporate and media events, fundraisers, personal events, and weddings. Emissary also offers a variety of packages that make it the perfect location for birthday parties, intimate and exclusive wine dinners, cocktail parties, product launches, and community fundraisers. Our menu features seasonal ingredients and a small plates format - including a collection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie - all of which marry perfectly with Emissary’s our craft beer, wine and cocktail program.


Intimate Dinners and Cocktails


Guests can hold private events in one of three spaces: the Emissary Bar, the Cafe Dinning Room and the Coffeehouse. All spaces can also be reserved for semiprivate events, private happy hours - or as a full buyout. We also offer the beautifully restored space at Dupont Circle Yoga, just upstairs, which we can cater with ease. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for a dozen friends or business associates, a contemporary, warm atmosphere for a reception, or need totally private space for a political fundraiser, Emissary can accommodate your group. With enough room for 10-125 guests for a cocktail reception, we’ll tailor our space to event the largest plans.


Unique Custom Events


Looking for a truly creative option? Whether it's a single origin-coffee cupping, a local whiskey tasting, or a yoga class and cocktail party, we would look forward to creating a private wine event that reflects your interests and passions.


Event Spaces

Full restaurant

Full restaurant

The Emissary Bar, or “Speakeasy"

The Emissary Bar, or "Speakeasy"

The Dining Room and Kitchen View Bar

The Dining Room and Kitchen View Bar

The Yoga Studio

The Yoga Studio


Private Breakfasts and Brunches

Private Lunches and Dinners

Beverage Packages

Cocktail Receptions

Special Tastings