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3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“In honor of President’s Day The Midlands will be donating 100% of profits from the entire day to the Latin American Youth Center of Washington DC.

Their mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. (more…)

1212 18th Street, NW

From the files of it sounds funny but could be very cool – Addendum. Official opening day is next Thursday, February 9. Here’s a bit of the concept/philosophy from an email:


Quality base spirits are just the beginning of the cocktail program at Addendum. Bitters and cordials added to each drink create the full experience that we know our guests will appreciate. Much in the same way a constitutional amendment can forge a different implementation of the core document, the simplest modifying ingredients will be mechanisms to reinterpret classic cocktails at Addendum. These addenda sit at the core of our creative philosophy: Simplicity in construction, elegance in craftsmanship and intention in execution define the service at Addendum. (more…)

2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“The Eighth Annual Hopslam vs Nugget Nectar Battle Royale at The Black Squirrel

Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar will vie for hop supremacy for the eighth year on the main floor of the Black Squirrel on Friday, January 27th, starting at 5 p.m.

Both highly coveted seasonal beers pack a wallop, with Hopslam reporting in at 10 percent ABV and Nugget Nectar at 7.5 percent ABV. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer

From ABRA:

“A total of 108 District restaurants, bars, hotels and other on-premises establishments are registered to sell alcohol until 4 a.m. during inaugural week, which runs from Jan. 14-22.

District law allows on-premises establishments to register with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to sell and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. and operate up to 24 hours a day during inaugural week. This is the third inauguration that establishments have been permitted to extend hours. As part of this year’s inauguration, eligible establishments could register to participate for up to nine days, including two weekends.”

See the full list here: 2017-InaugWeekRegList (PDF)

And let us remember the wise words of Sir Winston Churchill:

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

Update: Check out this interactive map created by Benedict Bernstein:


But all will be forgiven if you are legit. Wet Dog Tavern looked super close to opening back in November. Their last Facebook update was written Dec. 7th:

“…We have a great relationship with our PA brewery and they’re willing to craft and customize great beers for us. We love their product and are looking forward to introducing another great brand to the city. We are prideful neighbors, we are DC lifers… and, we are frequent travelers. We do plan to carry a few locals, since of course, who wouldn’t?! Our plan, however is to not JUST carry local beers or base the majority of our list on them. Over the past 2-3 years of dining and drinking around the city, especially the U St. & 14th St. corridor, we tend to find the same 4-5 local brews on beer lists/taps, which for some people is great, but we at Wet Dog would like to offer a little more. (more…)