Black Whiskey Opening in former Mar de Plata Space in Logan Circle


1410 14th Street, NW

Tons of Logan Circle news this week. This space has been vacant since Mar de Plata closed back in May ’09. For a hot second it looked like a Fiat dealership would be taking over the space. Yesterday Washingtonian shared details about the Black Whiskey bar which will be taking over the space:

Darren Lee Norris says his new project, Black Whiskey, will debut in about 90 days.

Word came in the fall that the Kushi chef-owner signed a lease at 1410 14th Street, Northwest, and is transforming the two-story space into a whiskey bar and mixed-use art gallery.

More details on the space here.

We judged Kushi back in March 2010.

6 Comment

  • this sounds promising!

  • lindz0722

    Excellent! Anything from anyone related to Kushi would pique my interest; the whiskey and what sounds like an interesting space make me look forward to it even more.

  • I’m now going to lodge the request of new owners every time a place is renovated or refurbished: PLEASE ramp the one step at the entrance, to provide wheelchair access.

  • Sounds like a great addition. I love whiskey. I am a little puzzled that, according to the Washingtonian piece, it is also going to have a “flexible art space” on the first floor with “deejays spinning on certain nights.” Something about a whiskey bar and spinning deejays seems strange. I look forward to checking it out.

  • small batch bourbons & Scottish fare? black whiskey (what does that even mean)? whiskey bar and mixed-use art gallery that will also feature lunch? looks like an awesome group doing it, but this concept sounds scattered.

  • More good news. Any word, did I miss anythinng, on the former HR 57 space?

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