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New Tavern, Fainting Goat, Coming to 1330 U Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth January 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm 20 Comments

1330 U Street, NW

A new tavern called Fainting Goat is coming to the former Urban Essentials space at 1330 U St, NW. In Sept. Urban Essentials moved to 1401 14th Street, NW in the former Reincarnations Furnishings space. A liquor license application has been posted in the old space saying Fainting Goat will be a:

“New tavern serving appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and main courses. Featuring DJ and background music. Occupancy load is 199.”

So – Fainting Goat – greatest bar name in DC?

  • Anonymous

    I like it. I also think that this space would be a very good space for a pub type bar. I wonder if they are going to gut it or keep the multi-level, smaller room look to the place.

  • monkeyrotica

    199 occupancy AND a DJ? The ANC will be all over that like stink on a fainting goat.

  • anon

    is there a reason for the 199? does someone have to get a different type of permit for 200 occupants? Just seems like a strange number.

    • It’ll probably help them save on their DirecTV bill, packages are based on occupancy. Maybe 200 is a threshold for higher prices — and with other things as well?

      • Occupany is set by the firemarshal. It is done based on a mixture of factors such as square footage, number of exits etc.

        • Anonymous

          Yep, correct. Occupancy allowance for all venues are seemingly “random” numbers, based on formula of public use area size, layout, function (bar seats v. table seating v. standing, etc.), egress, etc.

  • NoLongerNew2CH

    If they have a fainting goat on the premises, I’m there!


  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, Fainting Goatse is a great name for a bar!

    • monkeyrotica

      Seems like only yesterday they were opening for Tubgirl and the Dismemberment Plan. Quelle sigh.

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if I can book them to play at my lemon party?

  • Me
  • Anonymous

    I love it!!!!!

  • Awesome!!!!

  • Anonymous

    All of a sudden I am having a flashback of one of my college Spring break trips to Tijuana. :-)

    • Anon, Anon

      That was a nervous sheep, not a fainting goat…

  • Anonymous

    er, if by greatest name you mean worst name, then yeah.

    • Anonymous

      I think the name is fun.

  • There’s a Fainting Goat Pub in Denver. If it’s the same owners, I’d be excited to get some good Colorado beer this side of the Rockies.

    • djdc

      Denver is on this side of the Rockies.

    • There’s also good Colorado beer to be found on this side of the Rockies.


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