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Exiles Bar Grand Opening Party Tonight with “live music, complimentary menu samples, and drink specials”

by Prince Of Petworth July 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

1610 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“First time owner/operators Donagh Gilhooly, Brian Hillery and Danny Price opened Exiles Bar, a neighborhood restaurant located at 1610 U St., NW, formerly Stetsons Famous Bar & Grill. The trio has worked at various locations throughout the metro-area since 2006, most recently at a pub in Arlington, Virginia.

Joining them is Chef Emer O’Rourke, the accomplished head chef of Northside Social in Arlington since 2010. Chef O’Rourke, whose award-winning style is straightforward in approach, offers modern touches on traditional comfort foods. Steven Fedorchak, owner of the Liberty Tavern Group, is also involved with the project as a consulting partner and advisor.

After a massive renovation, including construction of a new kitchen, second-floor bar/restaurant area, the addition of a billiards room and five brand new bathrooms, Exiles Bar is excited and honored to join the U Street Corridor. Much of the building has been stripped back to its original brick and stone. New windows and lighting provide warmth and clarity to this historic building, which has operated as a restaurant continuously since the 1930s.

Join Exiles Bar for its grand opening celebration on July 21, 2016, at 7:00 PM. The evening will feature live music, complimentary menu samples, and drink specials.

Exiles Bar will be open Monday-Thursday, 4pm-2am, Friday & Saturday, 11am-3am, and Sunday, 11am-2am. The new upstairs bar/restaurant area seats 45 and is available for private events.”

  • Logan Circle

    This is another example, of people from VA trying to bring their bars into DC. It’s completely different demographics. I went to Exiles with a fried who lives around the block. I ordered the Italian sandwich and it was quiet terrible. The fries, were def. from a frozen bag and my friends order a couple of other items, I have to say there was nothing good about the menu items. This was on Sunday afternoon, the bar was crowded with people wearing brown flip flops and cargo shorts, having shots. It doesn’t get more Virginian than this. This is very similar to what happen at the old Veranda, turned into another Arlington-like bar. There’s no originality, nothing appealing about these places. Again completely different demographics.


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