Photo by Matt Roth
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Jim Hewes, shaking a drink, has tended bar at the Round Robin for 27 years -- since opening at the the Willard Hotel.
The Willard claims to have introduced the famously southern libation, the Mint Julep, to Washingtonians.
At this self-proclaimed ‘Residence of Presidents’, folklore has Ulysses S. Grant coining the term “lobbyists” as a label for those who loitered after him in the Willard’s lobby (never mind references to the verb “lobbying” from before The Willard opened its doors).