Progress at Jenkins Capital BBQ coming to former Ruby Tuesday space in Columbia Heights

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14th and Monroe St, NW

Jenkins Capital BBQ has posted their liquor license placard:

“A restaurant serving wood-smoked barbeque with a Total Occupancy Load of 235 seats. The Sidewalk Café will have a total of 48 seats.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 am.

Also hour for live entertainment are listed as Sunday through Thursday 6 pm – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 6 pm – 3:00 am.

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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looking south towards Park Road

6 Comment

  • 235 seats?! This place is going to be huge. Either this is the best BBQ ever or they’re going to have a hard time filling this place and turning a profit.

  • I wonder if they have corrected their sign from Jenkins ‘Capitial’ BBQ since the last posting?

  • Ohh I love that they will have live entertainment! I really hope they will have an open mic night, I feel like DC needs more of those. I miss my college days of wandering in somewhere and stumbling upon an awesome band or performer.

  • Yeah, I bet those 2 am and 3 am calls are going to go over well at the Samuel Kelsey apartments across the street. I can see this liquor license getting torpedoed just like the one for Friday’s across the street.

  • Maybe I’ll be surprised, and it’ll be kickass barbecue with great bands performing, and I’ll be thrilled to have such a place few blocks from my apartment. But, looking at it now… I can’t imagine it surviving.
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    The misspelled signs and the lukewarm Yelp reviews (if they’re, in fact, the same as the place in Jacksonville) don’t inspire a ton of confidence. Not to mention that Kangaroo Boxing Club, three blocks away, apparently couldn’t turn a profit with great food and a capacity of about 30—this place plans to make it work with almost 10 times the number of seats to fill?

    • KBC had good food but their rude staff drove regulars away in droves. Shame they couldn’t hire more pleasant bartenders.

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