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700 G Street, NW

From Free State:

“Please join us for a spring Punch Night featuring recipes from seven DC distilleries on Monday, March 27th starting at 7pm. Representatives from the distilleries will be there to mingle.

Monday, March 27 at 7 PM – 2 AM

Join Cotton & Reed, Don Ciccio & Figli, One Eight Distilling, Jos. A. Magnus & Co., Republic Restoratives, Capitoline Vermouth and New Columbia Distillers for a Punch Party at Free State Atlantic Bar!! Each distillery will be creating a punch featuring one or more of their spirits for you to enjoy. Let’s get together, kick back and celebrate all your hard work.”

good silver
new wrap around bar nearly completed at The Good Silver on 11th between Park and Monroe

From a press release:

“The team behind Ivy and Coney (Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry) and partner Carrie Dzwil, are excited to announce their newest bar, The Good Silver (@goodsilverdc on twitter), at 3410 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights.

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While we still believe hotdogs are a primary food group, The Good Silver will focus on simple seasonal ingredients, pickled veggies, cured meats and a certain banquet beer combo. Think local heirloom tomatoes in August, or strawberries in June, but when Winter arrives a BLT featuring tomato jam or rum punch spiked with a best-of-the-season strawberry shrub will be on the menu. We will also be adding some cutting-edge technology such as credit card machines, bar spoons, and level floors. What a time to be alive! (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Wow, I hadn’t realized Lyft got in on this action.

WRAP’s 2017 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be offered 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 17 until 4:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017. Download Lyft to your phone, then enter the code in the app’s ‘Promo’ section. Valid for up to $20 off one ride taken in the Washington, D.C. coverage area. Valid for new and existing Lyft users. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.

Important note: You must be at least 21 to claim this offer. Some restrictions apply. Limited quantities available.

General SoberRide Information (more…)

darnell
944 Florida Avenue, NW

BarredinDC reported:

“The cozy spot, officially known as Darnell’s at Manchester, shut down after 6+ years after the building housing it was sold at Florida and W NW.”

For many of us, things were never really the same after the Blind Dog Cafe pop up ended. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space near 9:30 Club.

And since I’m getting all nostalgic – anyone remember Mocha Lounge?

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bullpen
Half and M Street, SE

Readers asked a couple weeks ago:

“When does Bullpen officially close? Every year it’s the same thing… but will it still be open this season? Asking for a friend”

dock 79
39 Potomac Ave, SE in May 2016

Boom!!! Vol. 79 Thanks to all who emailed the big Dacha news from Washington Business Journal:

“The location has ample outdoor patio space, theoretically for Dacha to do its signature beer garden thing, but also lots of indoor space — approximately 4,000 square feet of it.

The restaurant will face the first base gate of Nationals Park, and be practically next door to another beer garden in the neighborhood, Bardo, which is occupying a vacant space on the river next door to Dock 79 until MRP moves forward with development on that site.”

And I thought the new food menu in Shaw was exciting! Via email, Dacha’s owners tell me:

“We did sign a lease and intend to open for business sometimes in 2018. We look forward to bringing unique and authentic experiences that excite customers and reflect the incredible diversity of our proud and beautiful city.”

Dacha will also join The Salt Line and All-Purpose Pizzeria in Dock 79.  Boom, Boom, Boom!!!

dacha
7th and Q St, NW

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This is just crazy. Back in February we broke the news that Mackey’s was moving to Metro Center. I was surprised that not that many people really cared, to be honest. But I know there are a lot of Laughing Man Tavern fans, particularly soccer fans. Oh well. BarredinDC reports:

“A person who answered the phone at Laughing Man confirmed that Mackey’s indeed was moving there.”

james-mackey
1823 L Street, NW

Updates when the timing is known:

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1306 G Street, NW

dacha
7th and Q St, NW

From a press release:

“Dacha Beer Garden kicks off its 2017 season of sunshine and smiles under the violet gaze of gorgeous Liz. This season, Dacha introduces a new food menu, expands its drafts list, more wines, signature Dacha liquor cocktails and Radlers, plans for an array of special events, and a new brunch to launch later in March.

Dacha strives to provide unique and authentic experiences that excite patrons and reflect the incredible diversity of the proud and beautiful city. From #MadeinDC vendor markets, Dacha Beer Club, Monday wine tastings, Cause Tuesday fundraisers, and a new upstairs private events venue, returning and new patrons can expect another enchanting season in the garden abuzz with activity and merriment.

New food menu (more…)