Update on Bar, Penn Social, to Replace Riot Act in Penn Quarter

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm 8 Comments

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From a press release:

The newest bar to open in the bustling neighborhood of Penn Quarter will be the ultimate social experience. Located at 801 E St NW, Penn Social will provide an extraordinary atmosphere for its patrons by incorporating live entertainment with recreational activities.

Penn Social will feature three distinct areas: a seasonal outdoor patio, a stylish street level bar, and a large social, gaming, and entertainment space.

The seasonal outdoor patio will offer full food and bar service. The street level bar and lounge area will have classic board games, and play host to karaoke, trivia, and comedy open mic nights. It will also feature live local music during happy hour.

The downstairs area will feature two bars, one with 30 drafts lines, in addition to six 10-foot wide projector screens, and a 20-foot wide HD projector screen. The center of the room will be a versatile floor space that can hold an audience, but will also be used for bocce ball, corn hole and cruise ship shuffleboard. The main room will include billiards, skee ball, table shuffleboard, and darts. A stage with professional sound, lighting, and video equipment will feature live music, comedy, and interactive game shows.

Penn Social has partnered with United Social Sports, as well as District Karaoke, and will continue to coordinate events with other local organizations. United Social Sports will run in-house leagues Sunday through Thursday. District Karaoke will host competitive karaoke Monday nights upstairs, with their regional finals downstairs on the main stage.

Penn Social will be open seven days a week beginning on July 9th, with the Grand Opening Party scheduled for Saturday, July 14th at 8pm. The facility is available for corporate events, political and charity fundraisers, holiday parties, and other private functions.

Comments (8)

  1. ” … but will also be used for bocce ball, corn hole and cruise ship shuffleboard etc. etc.”

    Sounds hellish, I suggest, as a motto, “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate”

  2. sorry, this sounds horrid

  3. live from Columbia Heights

    corn hole?

  4. aka Bags

  5. Is bags supposed to sound better than cornhole??

    In any case, sounds like a trip to Leisure World.

  6. Wow. This sounds like hipster heaven. What a waste of good commercial space.

  7. It looks like it’s time to retire the term “hipster” as nobody seems to know what it means.

  8. Any places that says of itself “ultimate social experience” is a place to run away from like it has the plague.


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