PoPville Previews – Beuchert’s Saloon

623 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Get ready for an awesome new addition to Capitol Hill. Beuchert’s Saloon is soft opening late next week at 623 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE next to Pound the Hill:

Their website says:

“Beuchert’s Saloon is a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up a ‘farm American’ dining experience in the historically rich Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC. With ingredients sourced from our family farm, Executive Chef Andrew Markert translates local, fresh produce into playful American fare with a creative twist.”

I stopped last night and was blown away by how cool the place turned out. It’s dominated by a super long bar with some more very cool seating in the back. It has also been a long time since I’ve met folks who are such genuinely nice people. I was only able to stay for a few minutes but I can’t wait to go back for a proper visit. Check out their menus here.

Have a look at more photos of the inside after the jump.

Bananas Foster Twinkie, rum frosting

12 Comment

  • A small back patio would have been nice.

    • There will be one this spring, so I’ve read. They are growing a lot of herbs and a few veggies out back in grow boxez so I assume there’s room for it in the back.

  • Menus looks fantastic, albeit not cheap.

    Nice space, also, and love the historical connection: The original Beuchert’s Saloon was founded in this same location in 1880 by John Ignatius Beuchert, a German immigrant and prominent Capitol Hill businessman. Legend has it that throughout Prohibition, Beuchert’s operated as a speakeasy, behind such fronts as a Singer sewing machine store and a gramophone shop.

    In resurrecting this neighborhood mainstay, the new owners have gone to great lengths to maintain the incredible history of the building, handling most of the build-out themselves. Partner and designer August Paro meticulously recreated period-appropriate fixtures and finishes, inspired by the amazing history of this long-standing Capitol Hill establishment.

  • Everything looks beautiful, except for the contemporary-looking light fixtures, which really seem to clash with all of the period finishes.

  • They will have a back patio come warmer weather.

  • If your “concept” involves the words “playful,” “wistful,” or “whimsy,” you’ve already lost me. Sorry. Get back to me when they’ve been replaced with “baccanalian,” “theater of cruelty,” and “ball torture.”

  • It looks nice! I am so envious of 8th St SE.

  • what was in this spot until now?

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