Massive (Year Round) Roof Deck Beer Garden Nears Opening on Florida Ave

old photo of 715 Florida Ave, NW

You win some, you lose some. More info on that giant roof deck emerging over Florida Ave from Takoda:

“Shaw welcomes TAKODA, an American restaurant and year-round rooftop beer garden featuring 24 American Draft Beers, 51+ American Whiskeys, and an exciting twist on Americana cuisine!”

Shaw’s burgeoning restaurant and bar scene is arguably the hottest in Washington, with a slew of new projects. The next big name in the neighborhood: TAKODA, an American restaurant and year-round rooftop beer garden from hospitality entrepreneurs Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund. The two-story space at 715 Florida Ave., Northwest is being built from scratch in a 1920’s-era brick structure, originally a Federal Life Insurance building.

Edit Lab at Streetsense (Red Hen, Daikaya) is behind the classic-industrial look of the entry-level bar and dining area, and 120-person beer garden above. Guests on the first floor will find two and four-person booths and seated tables, surrounded by the building’s original brick walls and wood ceiling beams. The roof deck will be accented with hanging and potted plants around a horseshoe-shaped bar, and will be partially covered with a canopy system. Removable windows allow for year-round eating and drinking with an outdoor feel.

Check out their menu here.

Now hiring so standby for an opening date.


10 Comment

  • Nice. I’m excited about this. That menu looks perfect for a drunken meal after Bear Happy Hour at Town.

  • I didn’t realize how wide that building is until the second picture. That seems like it will make for an awesome roofdeck/rooftop. Until of course the inevitable noise complaints push the owners into walling it in (a la Nellies).

    • That looks like an earlier pic. Just walked by this morning and its enclosed now but has glass doors all around the building to open it up.

    • I don’t think they have too many SFHs nearby as neighbors. The Shay is right across the street, but that’s about it. And let’s be frank – no one is moving into The Shay for peace and quiet. Unlike Flash or Nellie’s one block over, which have many SFHs backing up behind it and directly around the corner.

  • Menu doesn’t seem to have much variety. No?

  • It looks horrible! I mean, great location and yet looks like another cheap eatery.

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