New Tavern and Bistro, Sixth Engine, Coming to Mt. Vernon Square

Well you can see how this new tavern/bistro got its name (the red building was a former fire station) however it’s not clear if the bar will also take up the old fire house space. The signs for the alcohol application were located on the newer section to the right of the above photo. But the liquor application says that the address is 400-438 Massachusetts Ave., NW so it wasn’t clear to me where 400 began and 438 ended. This section of Mass Ave is heating up with the recently opened Buddha Bar. According to the alcohol application, Sixth Engine will be a:

“New Tavern, American Bistro with full entrée menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner;
recorded music, no entertainment no dancing. Seating capacity is 270 and total occupancy load is
350. Sidewalk Café with 64 seats.”

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  • Well done! Looking forward to their opening. It’s great to see businesses like this openining up all across town in “new” neighborhoods (e.g., Petworth, Mt. Vernon Square, etc). I used to complain that DC was really a small town because all of the ammenities and nightlife were concentrated in a few areas. However, that’s changing. Good for us!

  • Everyone loves a firehouse restaurant.

    I drove by the converted firehouse/restaurant in Silver Spring yesterday. It looks rad. I’m sure it’s got an TGI Friday’s-ish menu, but they did a great job with the conversion.

  • FYI,

    This building used to be a day shelter for homeless people before it was gentrified and they eliminated virtually all homeless services from the downtown area.

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