84 T Street, NW (1st and T St just off Rhode Island Ave)
After Big Bear, Rustik Tavern was one of the first big gets for Bloomingdale. Like Big Bear, it was a bear to get opened and was immediately embraced by the neighborhood. Rustik quietly announced their closure Wednesday and went out with a bang Saturday night. Rustik’s owner Diton Pashaj still currently owns and operates Steel Plate in Brookland and I’m sure has a few other plans in the works. Stay tuned.
From Rustik Tavern’s closing announcement Wed. afternoon:
After a little over 6 years, Rustik Tavern will be closing its doors this Saturday, November 26th. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have spent these past years with you, getting to know this amazing community and creating lasting memories… and we hope to see you one last time! We’ll have a farewell celebration on Saturday night, plenty of drinks and good reminiscing about random nights of great conversation and laughs.. Thank you again for the fun times and for supporting us since 2010.
— Lots of hugs from all of us.”
Since Rustik opened in Sept. 2010 the following restaurants and bars have opened in Bloomingdale – Boundary Stone, Red Hen, Aroi Thai, Baccio, El Camino, Showtime, Old Engine 12 Restaurant, Crisp and The Pub and The People.