From a press release:
The goal was simple: open a new bar featuring all the Irish Whiskey one can get their hands on with an extensive selection of Single Malt and American Whiskey. The owners of the Mighty Pint have recently taken over the lease for the property at 1207 19th Street, NW (previously Porter’s Dining Saloon). Renovations are under way and expected to open in October 2011. This will be the place for locals and regulars alike to sit and enjoy their whiskey or beer in a traditional pub setting. A collection of labels displayed behind each bar will intrigue the mind of the whiskey enthusiast, while an unmatched list of bottled and draught beers from around the globe will satisfy the appetite of any consumer.
Irish Whiskey will be serving lunch and dinner daily, and will offer a brunch menu every weekend. Menu items will prove to be unique to the neighborhood, including options that re-invent traditional Irish favorites with a contemporary flair. Every entrée will be perfectly paired with a whiskey that compliments the full essence of each dish, enticing even the whiskey amateur to try something new.
The space will be renovated in collaboration with Artist Maggie O’Neill and the O’Neill Studios team, whose other projects include Lincoln, Oya, Sei, Sax, and most recently Hank’s Oyster Bar. As a native Washingtonian and due to her Irish heritage, Maggie was personally excited by the challenge and task of helping to create a different kind of experience in a local Irish pub. Maggie plans to help create a space that is less commercial and more thoughtful, contemporary and authentic with the use of traditional materials in unconventional ways. Working with the owners Maggie plans to create a handsome and clever interior, turning this Irish bar into a cosmopolitan public house. There will be 3 floors of bar and ample restaurant space, making this the perfect venue for any private party, fundraising event, game watch gathering, or company networking happy hour. The 3rd floor will be used for exclusive reservations for special events, featuring table, bar, and lounge style seating, and a dedicated bathroom for guests.