Proper Twenty-One Sports Bar coming to the former Noelia space on F Street

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2016 at 10:22 pm 12 Comments

1319 F Street, NW

Finally. The Washington Business Journal reports:

“The owners of two New York City sports bars — Manhattan Proper in the Financial District and Proper West in Midtown — are bringing the concept to D.C. with Proper 21.”

You can see Manhattan Proper’s menu here. Stay tuned for the opening this Fall.


  • If their DC menu is like the NY menu, how can it be a sports bar without a big plate of nachos?

    • Tsar of Truxton

      I am more concerned about a sports bar that sacrifices TVs for large artwork (not memorabilia). The NY location looks pretty swank for a “sports bar,” but it does get pretty good reviews. I guess we’ll have to wait to judge.

      • +1, a sports bar really only requires two things…a bar, and a place to watch sports. I wish these new places would stop trying to sell me an “experience”.

        • jdre

          Maybe it’s for posh sports, like cricket and Wimbledon.
          “I say, barman, another lager? There’s a good chap.”

        • Philippe Lecheval

          Clearly everybody thinks they need a gimmick in order to stand out, at the expense of the fundamentals.

  • On Capital Heels

    That space seems ill-fates, as nothing lasts there. With all the options in Penn Quarter, you have to be remarkable to draw folks that far up F. The menu for the place looks pretty good though, so I hope it will stick around and be a success.

    • There are many big office buildings surrounding this location.

    • Tim

      This location is surrounded by hotels… and I think that’s who will go there.

    • JonInDC

      Finemondo lasted there for many years.

  • Laura M

    This is right across from my office building. I hope they have a decent happy hour!

  • dro

    I am actually friends with the owners of proper 21, who own Manhattan proper and proper west in NYC. Manhattan proper opened in the financial district and did pretty well. They have good events for sports and happy hours. There wasn’t really a bar like that in the financial district so I think that’s why it did well. I’m thinking this bar will do a little of the same in this part of town since it is casual with a lot of offices and hotels surrounding. I know I’m a little biased, but the Rob is one of the nicest people I know and glad he’s doing well. He used to work at Old Glory before moving up to NYC, so he has a sense of DC for sure and these guys will adapt.

  • Like some of the others here, I’m curious to see how a more upscale sports bar like this does in the area. That being said, if they do as well as they appear to be doing in New York, I don’t think they will have much of a problem. Thanks for sharing!


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