Matt About Town: Raise a glass — and a cone — to new boozy ice cream in DC

Tipsy Scoop ice cream 'Barlour' opens its doors in Northwest

It’s a new D.C. concept you’ll want to raise a glass — or a cone — to.

In today’s episode of “Matt About Town,” WTOP’s Matt Kaufax heads to Tipsy Scoop in Northwest, to try D.C.’s first batch of booze-infused ice cream.

It’s not an ice cream parlor; it’s a “barlour,” and residents lined up around the block to their first taste this past Saturday at the shop’s grand opening.

The space features unique accents with a flavor of D.C. — for example, a painting of the Capitol rotunda as an ice cream cone adorns the wall — and is the first mid-Atlantic location of the New York City-based franchise.

Whether you decide to get vodka-infused raspberry limoncello, vanilla bean bourbon, or the D.C. signature (just in time for bloom season) cherry blossom old fashioned — come along with Matt to find out why guests say it’s hard to a get a lick wrong at this tasty new joint.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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