2446 18th Street, NW
From a press release:
“The team behind Roofers Union and Ripple is excited to announce the opening of Jug & Table on Friday, May 29 at 5pm. Located on the first floor, below Roofers Union, Jug & Table will offer an entirely unique experience with a wholly distinctive wine list, cocktail offerings and food menu from its upstairs, beer-focused counterpart. As the name suggests, the cozy, urbane bar will expound on Ripple’s mission of making quality wine approachable while supporting the belief that wine is meant to be enjoyed more and revered less earnestly.
From behind the bar, Theo Rutherford, a certified sommelier with more than ten years of experience in the DC restaurant industry, will offer expert advice on the 20 wines to be quaffed by the glass, ranging in price from $6 to $16. Dual temperature tap lines allow for eight wines on tap, each of which can be served in quantities of three, six or nine ounces. In total, guests can choose from a list of 40 affordable, hand-picked wines, while hopefully trying something new and learning more about what grapes they gravitate towards.
For Rutherford, Jug & Table is a homecoming of sorts, having served as opening bar manager and sommelier for Ripple before going on to helm wine programs at Rogue 24, Fiola, and Café Dupont, to name a few. Theo will serve his own signature cocktails, for which he has a cult following, in addition to a daily punch bowl of his own creation. In a perfectly logical play to strengths, beers will mirror those picked out by Roofers Union General Manager and Beer Director, Dave Delaplaine.
Each day for happy hour, from 5pm to 7pm, Jug & Table will offer three wines by the glass for $5: a red, a white and a sparkling. In addition, groups can choose from two sharable “jug” options, over two bottles worth of wine, ranging in price from $20 to $25. With two turn tables and an archive of records, this wine bar will play all vinyl, all the time, offering a sound experience quickly becoming de rigueur in Adams Morgan.
Executive Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley will place her stamp on Jug & Table with an assortment of her popular grilled cheeses, cheese & charcuterie, and lux snacks served in jars such as liver mousse with toasted bread and rhubarb jam, duck rillettes, burrata with marinated vegetables, and Marcona almonds fried in lardo and sprinkled with rosemary. Grilled cheeses range from Greek with Taleggio, goat cheese, lamb, roasted red peppers and mint pesto, to American with cheddar, bacon jam, and tomato. Cheeses include a Fromagerie Mont Royal Tradition from the acmes of Basque Country, a Boerenkaas Gouda with a variety of textures and a balance of sweet and salty flavors, and a La Tur which combines milk of sheep, goat and cows to obtain a dense, creamy interior. Charcuterie ventures into duck prosciutto, bresaola, fennel salami and more.
Jug & Table will be open 5pm to close, Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.”