Quarter+Glory opening in former Jin Space at 14th and U St, NW in Mid December

by Prince Of Petworth November 24, 2015 at 10:40 am 10 Comments

2017 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C.’s thriving hospitality scene along the U Street Corridor is receiving a new addition that is a nod to the past.  Public House Collective, a New York-based hospitality management and consulting company, and operators of two New York City nightlife destinations, The Rum House and Ward III, announced today the opening of Quarter+Glory, marking its first venture outside of the New York market. Quarter+Glory is slated to open in mid-December at the corner of 14th and U Streets.

Conceptualized by Public House Collective’s principals, President, Ryan P. Burke and Chief Creative Officer, Kenneth B. McCoy, Quarter+Glory will be a modern take on the classic American watering holes of earlier generations; where all walks of life convened over carefully crafted drinks and good conversation in a convivial atmosphere.  Robert Yealu, who was recently named to D.C.’s first-ever “30 Under 30” list from Zagat, will serve as General Manager.

rendering courtesy Quarter+Glory

Quarter+Glory embodies the spirit of creative types of a past era coming together — whether it be journalists, poets, actors, novelists, or just the neighborhood raconteur – to converse about their individual crafts and the unique creative process that connected them. In that vein, Quarter+Glory borrows its name from an alleged secret New York literary society said to be started by famed playwright Eugene O’Neill. As lore would have it, the members would gather in old waterfront bars and conclude each meet by raising their glasses and pledging, “give me Quarter and Glory!”

“Quarter+Glory is truly an authentic ode to the bars of old New York that my father owned and operated, where folks from a cross section of society gathered to share great drinks and conversation with whomever happened to stride up to the bar,” said McCoy.  “We chose D.C. as the place to take our first step outside of New York because the city has such a distinctive energy that feels very much in tune with our own.  I think it’s fair to say that Washington, D.C. also captures the essence of Quarter+Glory, ‘Dignified for the Discerning and Bold for the Courageous.’”

At the core of Quarter+Glory is a menu of 23 cocktails, comprising both classics and house originals, which will rotate seasonally. Highlights include cocktails on tap like a barrel-aged Negroni, as well as the signature namesake Q+G cocktail, a smooth new classic blending Brugal Añejo rum and Cutty Sark Prohibition Scotch with Gran Classico Bitters, Cinzano 1757 Vermouth and Pok Pok Tamarind vinegar.  Additional house originals to highlight include Tyrone (Cutty Prohibition Scotch, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram, Giffard Banane Du Bresil, Dash Regans Bitters, Whole Egg); Jamie (Here’s How) (Rye, Gran Classico Bitters and Sarsaparilla); and Burn This (Hochstadters straight rye, Bonal, Cocchi vermouth De Torino, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Benedictine). A diverse spirits list will cover a range of styles, regions and flavor profiles with brown spirits in particular featured prominently.  With 15 taps, the draught beer selection will be a platform for highlighting many local breweries and independent producers.

Public House Collective partnered with acclaimed design firm Parts and Labor Design to execute their vision for the space, which is inspired by American craftsmanship rooted in tradition. Housed inside a building constructed in 1919, original brick walls set the scene while a 33-feet long oak bar top serves as a frontispiece to the stunning back bar that reaches all the way up to the lofty ceiling. With warm leather banquettes and covered bar stools enhanced by intersections of tweed and other fabrics in various patterns, the space evokes a sophisticated handsomeness that is both timeless and effortless. Custom lighting accents add curvature and softness, complementing some of the harder edges noticeable in features like brushed metal and marble utilized in the drink rails located around the room. The original hardwood floors have been refinished and are joined by a new brass entryway detail that will immediately welcome new guests and future regulars to experience the hospitality and community of Quarter+Glory.

Quarter+Glory is located at 2017 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 and will be open SundayThursday from 4:30 p.m.2:00 a.m., and FridaySaturday from 4:30 p.m.3:00 a.m.


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