Thanks to all who sent word about this development. Washington City Paper’s Lydia DePillis broke the news Saturday announcing Big Bear (1st and R St, NW) had received its liquor license despite an ANC protest, though:
“Big Bear didn’t get everything it wanted: The Board, while dismissing most of the protestants’ concerns about trash, noise, and zoning, confined the Cafe’s hours to midnight on weekends and 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, with outdoor music to cease at 9:00 p.m.”
You can read the full ABRA announcement here.
DePillis also noted that the owner was surprised by the quick announcement and therefore “has no immediate plans to start serving alcohol”.
Great news! Do you think those hours are fair?
I wonder how long the lines are gonna get…