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1340 U Street, NW

Sudhouse‘s opening in the former Bistro La Bonne space has been pushed to “May 31st at 3pm with Happy Hour food and Drink Specials the entire day.”

“Featuring domestic and craft beers, classic American fare, pool and Big Buck, Sudhouse aims to be your new hangout spot to imbibe with friends. Sudhouse is the very first concept created by Farout and will have a tasty selection of both hearty and small plates like home-made five alarm chili and organic farm fresh salads. It will be a perfect place to relax and embrace the wonders of the U Street Corridor.”

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Rendering via PETA

From an email:

“A five-story pop-up house on V Street is so hated by its neighbors that it’s commonly called “the middle finger” and has even been tagged as “the monstrosity” on Google Maps—but PETA believes it can vastly improve the building’s image. In a letter sent this morning, PETA offers to wrap the side of the building with a colorful mural that encourages, “Peas on Earth.”

“PETA’s mural would make ‘The Monstrosity’ an eyesore no more while encouraging the world to make healthy, humane, environmentally sound choices,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “A colorful mural about green eating would make the V Street pop-up eye-catching in a positive way.”

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1346 T Street, NW

From an email:

“WHAT: Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen will transform into a bustling Korean Night Market on Thursday, May 21st for an evening of fun street food, inventive cocktails and karaoke. Inspired by her recent travels to Korea, Owner Rose Previte tapped Chef Danny Lee of Mandu and Chef Jesse Miller of Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex to join Chef Sam Molavi of Compass Rose in preparing a diverse menu of Korean street foods, including Dduk Bok Gi (spicy rice cakes), Galbi (barbecue short ribs) and Bibim Guksoo (chilled somyun noodles rubbed with diced kimchi, soy, and sesame oil).

The Korean Night Market will feature live cooking stations, as well as passed appetizers and specialty cocktails.

WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 7 – 10 p.m.
WHERE: Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen

Tickets are priced at $20 per person, inclusive of food, entertainment, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased via events@compassrosedc.com. Compass Rose will offer a cash bar for Korean beer and cocktails.”

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1340 U Street, NW

Last week we saw that Bistro La Bonne was closing for good to be replaced by a spot called Sudhouse. Got more details from a press release:

“Sudhouse, a beer hall and social club, will open on May 22nd, 2015 at 1340 U street in NW. This will be the area’s newest neighborhood-style bar. Featuring domestic and craft beers, classic American fare, pool and Big Buck, Sudhouse aims to be your new hangout spot to imbibe with friends. Sudhouse is the very first concept created by Farout and will have a tasty selection of both hearty and small plates like home-made five alarm chili and organic farm fresh salads. It will be a perfect place to relax and embrace the wonders of the U Street Corridor.

Managers and co-owners Simo and Allison Farouidi have been in the industry for over 15 years and felt the U street Corridor needed a classic “mom and pop” style bar and grill. Their combined industry knowledge and passion for authenticity will elevate the space into a multi- use venue that thrives on new experiences and warm social gatherings.

Located steps away from 14th and U Street, Sudhouse will be open Tuesday to Sunday in the afternoons. It will be an ideal spot to relax, enjoy a pint or two and some classic American food. The exposed brick and industrial structure in the 2000 sq. ft. loft style space will take you back to the simpler times when a barkeep was your therapist and the drinks were uncomplicated. With 3 floors and 2 bars, it will have ample space for late night happy hours with friends or your own private event. Sudhouse will aim to be your favorite place to laugh, drink, eat and revel in the welcoming environment and the friendly staff that genuinely believes the guest comes first.

From the Owners:
I have lived by the shops, restaurants, and along the busy, car-lined sidewalks of U Street
Corridor for over 15 years. The allure is mostly derived from the immense history that is etched
in each of the nine blocks that compose the Corridor but also from its growing potential. My
wife, friends, and I have noticed the increasing need for a pond that genuinely encompasses the
bohemian alma of the Corridor, and it has long been a dream of ours to harbor the spirit of U
street within the confines of a mom-and-pop style bar and grill. We encourage all who seek to
know and experience the U Street Corridor, whether thirsty residents or curious passers-by, to
join us for classic American fare and craft brews served in our unhurried, humble yet charming
ambience. At Sudhouse, we strive to be socially responsible and a positive entity on the
community that both surrounds and supports us.”

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1935 14th Street, NW

DTLR ( Downtown Locker Room) closed on Saturday to make way for a SoulCycle opening this Fall:

““SoulCycle 14th Street will feature a 3,400 square-foot, 56-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout, and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique, selling SoulCycle’s original clothing collection. Additional rider amenities include full men’s and women’s locker rooms with four showers each, multiple bathrooms, and locker area. SoulCycle 14th Street will be located at 14th and U at 1935 14th Street, NW, D.C. 20009. SoulCycle 14th Street will open in Fall 2015.”

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14th and U St, NW looking north

Also of note, on the north side of 14th and U – Dunkin Donuts is still open…

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