#1: Benjamin’s on Franklin

By Anna Capizzi

Benjamin's on Franklin
A door closes as the bar manager exits Benjamin’s, a cocktail bar, inside Tastemakers on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. The bar, which opened February 2018, shares space in the food hall with six other vendors: Alchemist Coffee; Ball or Nothing, a meatball stand; Bullfrog Bagels; Captain Cookie; Urban Fusion, which serves Filipino and Ethiopian food; and Taquiera del Barrio, a taco stand. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Rule of Thirds, Sense of Place, Color

View from stairs 1
Benjamin’s, a cocktail bar, is pictured on Sept. 19 inside Tastemakers food hall on Franklin Street NE in Washington. The cocktail bar sits on the far end of the food hall between Urban Fusion, an Ethiopian-Filipino food stand, and Ball or Nothing, a meatball stand. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Rule of Thirds; Sense of Place; Scale; Shadow; Light

View from loft
A dividing wall separates Benjamin’s, a cocktail bar, from the shared kitchen in Tastemakers food hall on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. Vertical bookshelves within the dividing wall serve as an informal neighborhood sharing library, says bar manager Logan Bond. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Sense of Place; Scale; Light

Ice Block Move
Benjamin’s bar manager Logan Bond, 29, moves a block of ice to a cart in the Tastemakers kitchen on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. The ice will be cut into smaller pieces for cocktails. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Decisive Moment; Sense of Place

Ice block cut
A large serrated knife is seen as Benjamin’s bar manager Logan Bond, 29, cuts through a block of ice in the shared kitchen of Tastemakers food hall on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. As block ice tempers, adjusts to room temperature, its color changes from cloudy to clear. The ice is used for cocktails, says Bond. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Decisive Moment; Texture; Negative Space

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Cocktail strainers are seen in a line behind Benjamin’s bar on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. Cocktail drinks at Benjamin’s are named after Benjamin Franklin’s inventions, says 29-year-old bar manager, Logan Bond. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Shadow; Selective Focus; Repetition

Egg white separation
Egg white is separated from the yolk as bar manager Logan Bond, 29, prepares a cocktail at Benjamin’s on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. Once shaken vigorously, the egg white gives the drink a frothy texture. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Decisive Moment

Cocktail
Bar manager Logan Bond, 29, pours a cocktail, called the Junto, at Benjamin’s bar on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept 19. Customers like to post pictures of this drink, which is finished with a pink stars and stripes pattern, on their Instagram accounts, says Bond. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Rule of Thirds; Light

Finished Cocktail
The Junto, a cocktail made of Watershed Gin, Aperol, Shrub District Pineapple Allspice, simple syrup and egg white, is seen on the bar at Benjamin’s on Franklin Street NE, in Washington, Sept. 19. The $12 drink takes its name from a club established by Benjamin Franklin that discussed morals, politics and philosophy. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Color; Selective Focus; Light

Wifi and hours
A sign featuring the internet password and bar hours is seen at Benjamin’s on Franklin Street NE in Washington, Sept. 19. The bar opens from 4:00 to 11:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and from 11:00 am to midnight on weekends. Tuesday bingo nights and weekends are when the bar is most crowded, says 29-year-old bar manager Logan Bond. (Photo by Anna Capizzi)

Photo Elements Above: Light; Reflection; Repetition; Negative Space

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