Flying Fish Coffee & Tea Applying for a Liquor License in Mt. Pleasant

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm 16 Comments

3064 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Looks like Each Peach won’t be the only place to grab some wine and beer on the 3000 block of Mt. Pleasant Street. Flying Fish has applied for a liquor license. They hope to be able to serve:

Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Monday through Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 p.m.; Friday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

  • Good luck–wish I could support this place more but I can never seem to find a seat; now I really won’t be able to! I love Flying Fish, but it is just turning into a smaller Tryst.

    • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I wonder what they have in mind. I could see this being a cool wine bar in the evenings. Maybe offer cheese plates or something light.

    • I love the wine bar concept…. feature some of the cheeses sold at the Farmer’s Market. Keep it simple – offer a couple of different pours but then rotate weekly and seasonally. I love the coffee and have always found the staff friendly. Agreed, the cyber squatters are annoying…. can we get table timers and an Amen?

  • MtP

    I talked to the owner a couple weeks back and he said they are hoping to attract more weekday afternoon and evening business when they are right now pretty dead. Hoping for quality local beer, a couple wines, and maybe, if they’re lucky a spirit or two for a small number of coffee cocktails. Doesn’t seem like they’re changing all that much, just want a little diversity. Hope it works out!

    • So, Just Sayin’

      Maybe if they did something about all the cybersquatters taking up all available seating, more people would be willing to come by.

      • JPK

        Like stopping having WiFi on weekends….? You should recommend that to them

        • I concur. I loved this place when it opened, but the omnipresence of laptops causes me not to go back. I work on a computer in the office and find being around the glaring light of laptops unconducive to relaxation. I love Do Gringos for its no laptop, no cellphone policy.

          • Anonymous

            What about having to stir your coffee with dirty, wet spoons used by other patrons? That’s always a non-starter with me and DG.

        • FFFan

          They no longer have wifi on weekends for this very reason. The owner is well aware of the issue and has experimented with various techniques. I suggest letting Mike (owner) know when you would like to patronize his shop but can’t because of lacking of seating so he knows the policy isn’t effective enough.

  • Johnny

    How bout some outdoor seating there. The sidewalk seems wide enough. I don’t really have a problem with this being a mini tryst. It’s the perfect neighborhood for a concept like that.

  • jrg

    Flying Fish makes one hell of a cup of coffee (best in town, for my money), but I’ve got to wonder what the plan is. Who’s going to bypass the Raven, Haydee’s, Tonic, Last Exit, and the Marx Cafe in order to enjoy a drink in a too-small, somewhat uncomfortable space presided over by one of the least friendly counter staffs in DC?

    • Shaylam

      I agree. I have not been back in months because of the rude staff.

  • Mary Kate

    I imagine they’ll go the route of Chinatown Coffee and have a few craft beers and some wine. I don’t think they have the capacity to imitate Big Bear Cafe with cocktails. And frankly, not all their staff is all that great at making coffee. First, make sure everyone behind the counter can competently make a cappuccino, then worry about mixing an Old Fashioned.

    They’re a great addition to the neighborhood overall, so I hope this brings in a little more evening business for them.

  • Yuck. I moved to Mt. Pleasant because it was quiet. With more liquor licenses come more late night roisterers returning to their cars, talking ad alto voce, and slamming car doors. So I give this news thumbs down.

    • Elle

      The latest they’re planning to serve is 10pm…


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