More Info from Owners of ‘Pub and the People’ Coming to Bloomingdale next Summer

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2013 at 10:30 am 17 Comments

View of North Capitol and R St, NW via google street view

Yesterday we learned that a new pub/restaurant was coming to Bloomingdale. Following are more very good details from one of the owners who happens to also be one of the owner’s of DC Reynolds (3628 Georgia Ave):

“We just signed a lease at 1648 North Capitol St NW – a long-vacant building we intend to breathe some life into. Here are some details:

The Pub and the People, coming to Bloomingdale at 1648 North Capitol Street NW will be a neighborhood restaurant and bar with 70 seats indoors and a potential for up to 100 outdoors. The largest patio in the area will also provide a view of the U.S. Capitol Building (which will be nice, assuming it ever reopens). Indoors, the space will bring the atmosphere of DC’s early pubs and restaurants. Think exposed brick and wood, not suspenders.

We have recruited Chef Dan Dalcin, currently Sous Chef at the award-winning Black Salt in Palisades. Chef Dan’s menu will offer traditional American cuisine, and will draw influence from several other cuisine types: Southern, Southwestern, Seafood, Asian, and Vegetarian. Chef Dan has promised us generous portions (no small plates!) of great food, using local ingredients whenever possible, and some interesting new twists on old favorites. Vegetarian options will even be hearty, new and exciting – not your typically lackluster mushroom burger or eggplant sandwich.

Drinks will include craft beers and cocktails with an emphasis on DC-based breweries and distilleries.

Construction will begin before the end of the year with a summer 2014 opening anticipated.”

  • Bloomie

    Sounds great, can’t wait!!

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to Bloomingdale!

  • If you’re sitting on that patio how would you be able to see the Capitol building? It looks like there are large trees and buildings that would block the view.

    • Anonymous

      Hehehe, shut it! ;-)

    • Anonymous

      haha, you’re right… you can’t see the capitol unless you’re plum in the center of the street

  • JohnDC

    I’m very happy to see something finally coming to this space.

  • bb

    Bravo on the no small plates.

  • Flagler Place

    If you are looking for some “fun”, attend the super organized and tasteful Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting when these guys try to get approval. Hours of “insert word here” times.

    • Linds

      Yeah seriously. At least RVB isn’t there as much nowadays… that guy is a real treat.

      • Anonymous

        places certainly got stalled in their abra process, but no places was denied.
        this place will also get their license when they get to it.

    • Anonymous

      See the Firehouse imbroglio on how not to do it.

  • Jon

    Holy shnikes! This is awesome news for the neighborhood.

  • Anonymous

    DC Reynolds is a great bar! Good to know that we’re getting someone who knows what they are doing!

  • ljiljana

    This is incredibly exciting!!! To see such a great restaurant coming into a space that has been vacant for so long – great signal for our community!!!

  • tonyr

    So what’s Chef Dan going to do between now and mid 2014? Is Black Salt going to play nice and let him stay on for eight months?

  • quincy

    Awesome. This neighborhood is taking off. Can’t wait to sit on that patio and partake of culinary delights and libations! Welcome to our lovely neighborhood!

  • Eric

    This is great news. I hope that they include a covered roof top deck with an upstairs bar. It would be very nice to have that in addition to the sidewalk seating.


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