PoPville Preview: Compass Rose Hoping to Open April 12th at 14th and T St, NW

1346 T Street, NW next to St. Ex

We’ve been waiting a long time to see how Compass Rose turned out in the former Collage Cafe space on T Street next door to St. Ex and though I feel like I say this a lot – this one was definitely worth the wait.  At least from the looks.  This is one of the nicest transformations of a space I’ve seen since Rose’s Luxury on Barracks Row.  Though not affiliated there’s gotta be something to having Rose in the name… This one’s a bit smaller but equally as sweet.


You can see some background and what Rose’s Compass used to look like here.  This was the spot that had a vision to give the space the feel of an outdoor market place.  Stay tuned for an April 12th (5pm) opening – and here’s a boatload of photos to whet your whistle:


Tons more photos after the jump.

front seating




opposite the bar



backroom compass mural

Backroom second mural

backroom looking front

mural on wall leading to downstairs kitchen

kitchen with an outdoor/street feel

mural opposite kitchen

awesome details

T Street looking west toward 14th Street

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