About that Surfside Coming to Dupont – to be Open 24 hours/day?!?

by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2014 at 11:30 am 11 Comments

1800 N Street, NW just west of Connecticut Ave

The news about Surfside opening in Dupont may have gotten even better – last night they tweeted:

“We are so excited to announce our newest Surfside ! Located at 1800 N street! #comingsoon #tacotime #24hours..”

Since I don’t think they’ll be opening tomorrow, it looks like the #24hours means they hope to be open 24 hours a day – which would be awesome. Stay tuned.

  • NoFoundation

    I am way more excited about this than I care to admit. Goodbye, paychecks.
    Any idea of when they will open?

  • Anonymous

    my greatest DC food dream is coming true.

    • Anonymous

      my greatest DC food dream would be if this was located in Park Place above the Petworth metro.

  • Anonymous

    Why would they want to be open 24 hours a day? This area is super dead at night.

    • AP

      On weeknights perhaps but its around the corner from Madhatter, Big Hunt, Cafe Citron, Fiesta, etc – it’ll see plenty of late night business on the weekends (though it may have to change to a late-night menu to provide more drunk-friendly options)

      • Anonymous

        If that’s the case, they might want to put up some signs to direct patrons that way, because the sort of people who go to these clubs don’t typically wander down quiet side streets unless they’re walking back to their cars. It just seems like a pretty inconspicuous location for a 24/7 restaurant.

        • Anonymous

          It’s less than half a block off Connecticut, visible from the corner. It’s not on the main drag but it’s not exactly hidden away either. Surfside is tasty stuff, I don’t think they’ll have a problem attracting customers. I also think that they can survive off word of mouth and people will seek them out; I don’t think they’ll need to rely too much on random foot traffic.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed. It’s also across from Moby Dick’s, which gets tons of late night foot traffic. They will do fine in this location. It doesn’t take long for word to spread.

    • gmg

      Other food places on that same block are open quite late on the weekends. Black and Orange is open until 5 am on Fri-Sat nites and Moby Dick’s until 4 am. My guess is Surfside will try 24-7 and then probably scale back to those kinds of hours. I think they’ll do quite well with the late-night drunk-food options.

  • anon

    What it really means is “open 24 hours for the first few months, until we realize DC restaurants don’t get enough business at 4:00 a.m. for this to be profitable, so we’ll now close at 1:00 on weekdays and 3:00 on weekends.”

    • Anonymous

      Yep, I had the same thought. I also agree with the poster above that this is not the most logical place to have a 24-hour restaurant.


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