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New Beergarden from NRG Soft Opens in Dupont/West End – About the Bathrooms…

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am 30 Comments

canteen
2100 M St, NW

Thanks to Justin for sending the update on Canteen:

“Oh and for those who asked, no there are no bathrooms. It’s literally just that outside patio. I think if you walk down around the corner you can go into the office building and use their’s but I’m not certain.

Ed. Note: A commenter writes: “They do have a bathroom- literally half a block away. You had to walk down 21st Street past the gift shop, go through the glass double doors on the right, down the stairs, follow the hallway, 2nd or 3rd door on the left. “Breaking the seal” is a major commitment.

And no way to run a tab, single transactions only. $9 for the hot dog, $10 for the pulled pork”

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  • Philippe Lecheval

    This is not going to go over well.

  • A. Nony Mouse

    $9 for a hot dog? Is this real life?

    • jkdc

      is this just fantasy?

      • Derek

        Caught in a landslide no escape from reality

        ‘Mic Drop’

    • JohnH

      It’s not even that….if THAT is the hot dog in the picture that’s $9, even more absurd! You can buy that on the street from a hot dog vendor for heaven sakes.

  • Winston

    $9 for a hot dog? I’ll be late for that..

    • dcgator

      Baby, I’ll wait for that…

  • Truxton Thomas

    So it’s a Sabrett cart with a premium for seating and legally drinking on the sidewalk. Don’t let me stop you.

    • Nathan

      +1

    • textdoc

      Nine-dollar hot dogs and no bathrooms??
      .
      Where are the food preparers using the bathroom?
      .
      This sounds like a glorified hot dog cart.

      • FridayGirl

        +1. I agree. Will not be going.

        • That One Guy

          You should go, if for no other reason than to realize that the St Gregory is a potentially cheaper alternative, Rasika is right across the street, the Renaissance Hotel right around the corner also serves drinks and has really nice bathrooms, and that the Westens Bistro/Ritz is only a block away too.

          • Anonymous

            So you’re saying there’s a number of fancy toilets much closer than the one you’re allowed to use?
            PS – one of life’s little pleasures is pooping in a fancy hotel lobby bathroom.

          • Nathan

            Especially the ones that have the toilets in their own room.

      • eggs

        Or washing their hands?!

  • AntiAlias

    No bathrooms? Is that even legal?

  • AnonV2

    How is that even legal? To be a food/drink service establishment you have to have a bathroom.

  • Nathan

    This sounded kind of neat, but no bathrooms???

    • cwjCP

      ‘pass your empty cup over, please’ – some intern

  • Mojotron

    -Beers were $7-10 for a 12 oz solo cup. They were tasty and the selection was esoteric (not sure I had seen any of them before), but the cheapest was $7 and you’re drinking out of a small plastic keg cup.

    -They do have a bathroom- literally half a block away. You had to walk down 21st Street past the gift shop, go through the glass double doors on the right, down the stairs, follow the hallway, 2nd or 3rd door on the left. “Breaking the seal” is a major commitment.

    -It’s Red Apron so I’m guessing the “$9 hot dog” was one of their mortadella dogs. I think Nathan Anda was there yesterday?

    It wasn’t terrible, the environment was decent, staff were friendly, and the beer was good but the prices (two beers and something to eat will be $25-30 easily) coupled with the bathroom situation doesn’t have me hustling to return.

    • anon

      What’s “breaking the seal”?

      • Anon Spock

        The first pee even you’re drinking. Usually you have to go a lot after that.

      • Mojotron

        That first urination that makes subsequent needs to piss more likely.

  • Emmer

    You’re doing something wrong when your hot dog is more expensive than the ones at Nationals Stadium (and don’t look all that more appetizing to boot).

  • erin

    Food truck minus the truck

  • Accountering

    This is horrible… I always root in favor of small businesses, but this is a joke, and these guys should fail. You need to provide bathrooms…

    • victoria

      Or just hang outside the 7-11 with your roller hot dog and MD.

    • Anon

      This is from NRG. Do you want them to fail as a whole, or just this venture?

  • Dan

    For that price and no bathroom, I’m not drinking out of a plastic cup.

  • ontarioroader

    This triangular patio area used to be a a large stairway down to an underground nightclub called the The Dome (formerly the Cellar, and before that Bojangles). I guess the underground area has been re-purposed either as office space or a parking garage under the Social Security offices.

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