2032 P St WDC NW20036

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....an independent coffeehouse, bar, and cafe located in Washington DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, serving Counter Culture Coffee, craft local beers, and cocktails. 


We believe in community, diversity, and equality, and our space is a place for people of all backgrounds to unwind and connect over carefully-sourced and organic ingredients, amazing Counter Culture coffee, and local craft beer, wine, and brilliant cocktails.

We try to foster a little bit of the "fika" vibe- 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. And yes, we have a great happy hour every weekday!

The menu is inspired by some of our favorite places in California, Australia, and the Mediterranean - it's veg and vegan-friendly, but omnivores need not worry: we have a great selection of rich baked goods, artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and small plates.


Unique (and reasonably priced!)
Private Event Space in the Heart of Dupont Circle 


Emissary is one of Dupont Circle’s most unique private event locations, and 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 or non-profit 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.

We offer 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 craft beer, wine and cocktail program.


Guests can hold private events in one of three spaces: the Emissary Bar, the Cafe Dining 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 and is ideal for intimate weddings.


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 event that reflects your interests and passions.

Event Possibilities include:

Private Breakfasts and Brunches
Private Lunches and Dinners
Cocktail Receptions
Networking Events & Product Launches
Special Beer, WineTastings
Yoga Classes with Coffee & Brunch
Bottomless Brunches & Showers
Dance Parties!

Interested? Just drop us a line at events@emissarydc.com