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The Sovereign, NRG’s Belgian bar and bistro, now hiring in Georgetown “will open in late 2015”

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm 7 Comments

1206 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Back in July we learned “Greg Engert, Beer Director for Neighborhood Restaurant Group, announces the opening of The Sovereign, a bar and bistro located at 1206 Wisconsin Ave NW (at the end of the alley at M St. NW & Wisconsin Ave. NW).”

They’re now hiring:

“The Sovereign – the latest project from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group – is a forthcoming Belgian bar and bistro committed to celebrating the rustic cuisine and fabled brewing culture of Belgium.

We are now hiring for all positions: Servers, Bartenders, Support (Food Runners and Bussers), Hosts, Cooks.

The two-story bar and bistro will open in late 2015.”



  • I anticipate this will compete with Maketto for my favorite opening of 2015. Can’t wait.

    • DF

      NRG restaurants are so hit or miss though. Intrigued to see how Smith partners up with Gallego doing the Pastry for NRG as they worked together back at PS7s.

      • Philippe Lecheval

        I don’t think it really matters to him, though. He seems to be blindly loyal to everything they do.

        • LOL, “blindly loyal”. No, but I do have a palate, and they do a great job of compiling some of the best beverage lists in the city. If you can’t recognize at least that then frankly you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • jim_ed

    It’s still weird to me that they named their Belgian place ‘Sovereign’ considering Belgium’s most famous sovereign is best known for committing Genocide in the Congo. Seems like bad marketing. I can’t wait for their Italian concept, ‘Il Duce’, though.

  • Champions

    I enjoy remembering what buildings used to be. I only went to Champions once. It was summer 1998. I got a wristband and drank a lot of Miller Light. This place looks cool.

    • JMo

      Spent a lot of time at Champions in the 90’s!


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