“F*ck Valentine’s Mother Loves You All The Time
10:00pm – 3:00am
1334 U Street, NW
You can pay top bucks for a glass of house champagne and few chocolate cover rotten strawberries for this unimaginative,consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary,manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day , or sitting at home and masturbating with your tears while thinking about your ex, or you can come to The Mother and drink until your ass off.”
“Neighborhood lounge offering Ethio-American style cuisine with a seating capacity for 86 patrons. Total occupancy load of 99. The following endorsements summer garden with 13 seats and entertainment to include dancing and cover charge featuring occasional acoustics jazz band, karaoke, open mic and DJ.”
“Come join us for our 2nd Fashion Clothing Swap on Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm at Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan.
Xchange: clothes you bring to Mellow for something new to you.
Spread: awareness on how we all can do our part to make fashion more socially conscious.
Mingle: Eat pizza loaded with fresh produce from nearby farms,drink local craft beers and try some free snacks provided by Scratch DC as well as $3 pints from DC’s own Atlas Brew Works.
A few guidelines:
Clothing should be clean and in good condition.
One4One – Each item you bring allows you to take an item in xchange.
All un-xchanged items will be donated to local non-profit, Martha’s Table.
“¡O CANADA! Whiskey Tasting w/ Mike Goss featuring
Pike Creek Whisky, Lot 40 Whisky, J.P. Wiser’s Rye, & J.P. Wiser’s Spiced Whisky
Two boutique whiskies & two whiskies from Canada’s biggest brand Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 7:30 PM at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
$5, only 35 spots, tickets available here.
and a little more information for those interested
Lot 40 Whisky-
small batch whisky from a mash of 10% malted rye & 90% rye, single copper pot distilled, aged in new white oak
“the quintessential Canadian rye”, Ruben Luyten, WhiskyNotes.com
small batch whisky aged 10 years in bourbon casks in a non-climate controlled warehouse, finished in port casks
Silver Medal, 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
J.P. Wiser’s Rye-
copper-collumn distilled, aged 5+ years in 3 types of barrels: new oak, bourbon, & canadian whisky.
Crafted according to a 150 year-old recipe
J.P. Wiser’s Spiced Whisky-
twice distilled in copper columns, aged 4+ years in bourbon barrels & spiced w/ vanilla.
Sooo much better than the new honey flavored whiskeys…”
I passed the previous 18th Amendment space on my way to work today and have been checking everyday to see what I could make of the next business to take over. There are clearly many kegs visible in the front window. From what I can see of the bar inside it has a wooden interior similar to a barrel. All the permits and such are in the window and it’ll just be a matter of time before Barrel opens for business.”
“The new liquor venue would be “more upscale” than the previous occupant, with “better food” prepared by a chef from Charleston, South Carolina. According to the spokesman, the new bar will serve 18 draft beers, and the interior is being redone to restore the brick and to bring in “classy lighting.”
“Partners Aaron Gordon, Robert Underwood, and brothers Ari and Micah Wilder are joining forces to open Red Light, Cocktails & Dessert Bar at 1401 R St. NW. The name gives a playful nod to 14 Street’s colorful past as a red light district in the nation’s capital. Those wishing to visit this libation haven, which will also have a show-stopping dessert menu, can anticipate an April, 2014 opening. The collaborative efforts will also result in imaginative sweets with potent spirits, taking ‘boozy desserts’ to a new level. Red Light will serve nightly and also feature weekend brunch, a perfect date spot and to gather with friends.
“Distinctive craft cocktails and inspired desserts in a fun, relaxed bar will be the ideal complement to 14th St. – DC’s top restaurant destination, explains Aaron Gordon. “Who doesn’t love delicious chocolate and Champagne?”
Gordon tapped Robert Underwood as executive chef for Red Light. Underwood was previously the head pastry chef at award-winning Komi and Marcel’s in Washington, DC. His menu at Red Light will offer ten desserts changing daily, reflecting the season, and a featured soufflé. Opening selections planned include Soufflé of the Moment– white chocolate Grand Marnier; Pistachio Tea Cakes – with local strawberry jam and lavender gelato; Abuelita’s Tres Leches – with toasted coconut cake and Zapaca rum; Black & Tan Donuts – ale batter beignets with a chocolate stout filling; and a Quinoa BrûléePudding – with caramelized bananas and spicy candied cashews. Dessert choices will be priced from $8 to $10. A pre-fixe menu, complete with a cocktail or wine pairing, will also be available for $16 to $20 per person.
The cocktail menu and wine list is being developed by the talented Wilder brothers, who will serve as Red Light’s beverage directors. Since 2008, when they founded Wilder Bros LLC, they have created over a dozen successful cocktail programs and opened Fed Restaurant in May, 2013. Their innovative list for Red Light will include a selection of eight to 12 specialty drinks, as well as ‘adult’ desserts that combine cocktail and dessert ingredients for a spirited treat. Red Light’s upcoming list will include the Riverstone Slush –ice wine with seasonal nectar, shaved river stone ice and winter fruit; the Double Down –Buffalo Trace Bourbon, rose bitters, B grade maple syrup, Ruby Red grapefruit and lime; andthe Cake Shake –Red Velvet cupcake, homemade ice cream, Atlantico dark rum, Velvet Felernum and cocoa bitters. The menu will also offer a boutique wine selection as well as eight to ten Champagnes by-the-glass, including four Champagnes on-tap.
Design studio SwatchRoom is responsible for the scheme for Red Light. The intimate 27-seat interior will have ‘love-nest’ seating options of red leather banquettes and club chairs for lingering plus a sprinkling of two and four top tables. Guest can grab a stool at the dramatic concrete 18-person bar and see the chefs in action at the display pastry bar. The seasonal 44-seat outdoor patio will be the destination gathering place with its warm and inviting environment featuring communal, cocktail and lounge seating.
“The contemporary design for Red Light will call back to the dangerous and salacious history of 14th Street, a dessert lounge and a place where the edge of rock & roll is juxtaposed to classic romance through color palette, found objects, and sensual textures,” states Warren Weixler, co-owner of SwatchRoom. “The design will illuminate the natural allure of voyeurism and the intoxicating art of the performance; specifically preparing craft cocktails and delectable desserts.”
Red Light Cocktails & Dessert Bar is located at 1401 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, and will operate Monday through Thursday from 4 PM to close, Friday and Saturday from 12 Noon to 2 AM and Sunday from 12 Noon to 10 PM.”
“Little Miss Whiskey’s, Sticky Rice, and Rock n Roll Hotel are hosting the qualifying rounds and championship of our annual Karaoke battle:
6th Annual H Street Karaoke Cup
Brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon
Wednesdays, 9 PM, 2/5 & 2/19, @ Little Miss Whiskey’s (1104 H Street NE)
Thursdays, 10 PM, 2/6, 2/13, & 2/20 @ Sticky Rice (1224 H St NE)
Final Championship Battle:
Thursday, 9 PM, 2/27 @ Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel (1353 H St NE)
NO ENTRY FEE
NO COVER CHARGE
Anyone can enter by singing on any qualifying night in February at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar or Sticky Rice. Contestants will be invited by the host via email to participate in the finals at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel on Thursday, February 27th.
This is not merely a talent competition for pure singers, this is a search for performers, so you are encouraged to dress up and get down!
Pabst Blue Ribbon is our official sponsor, prizes include cash and glory so step to the mic and unleash your inner rockstar!”
““1st FLOOR ONLY is $6,000 / Mo. The 2nd FLOOR is $3,500/ Mo. Whole building is $8,500/ Mo. Property is build-to-suit w/Brick walls. 4 doors: 2 on outside Patio ( Maryland Ave) & 2 on H st. Lease of 5 years available.”
Now a liquor license application has been posted here for Halftime Sports Bar located at 1427 H Street:
“This is a new “C” Tavern. Sports Bar with sports shows on TV’s throughout the bar. Food to be served will be french fries, hamburgers and chicken wings.”
Hours are listed at Sunday from 10am – 2am, Monday through Thursday 12pm – 2am, Friday from 12pm – 3am and Saturday from 10am to 3am. Construction/demo has already started.
Also back in Nov. 2013 we learned that H Street would be getting a huge sports bar called Sin Bin Sports Bar & Restaurant located a block away at 1336 H Street, NE. It’ll be interesting to see if two sports bars survive being located so close together. Updates (on both sports bars) when they get closer to opening.
Halftime Sports Bar will be located a few storefronts west of the Argonaut:
“An open air beer garden style sitting area will be location in the front behind the existing wall and within the perimeter of the private property.
Estimate capacity will be approximately 300 people.
Hours of Operation will be Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 2am.”
I was curious where exactly that was – so here are some photos I took on Saturday. They hope to be located right by the recently opened Silo restaurant which is the single story red brick building to the right in the photo below: