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The Sugar Shack coming to Shaw will also have a Bar Called Nocturne in the Basement

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm 9 Comments

1932 9th Street, NW

Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee/Nocturne has posted a liquor license placard for 99 seats and hours to be Sunday through Thursday 7:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am – 3:00 am.

You can check out Sugar Shack’s goods here.

CityPaper reported that the 20 seat bar, Nocturne, will be located in the basement and:

“Fifteen of the seats will be for regular bar patrons, while the other five will populate a tasting counter where a prix-fixe menu of cocktails will be offered.”


  • JohnH

    Prix-fixe cocktail menu? Oy vey.

    • divebar311

      i.e. Columbia Room. Which we already have one in Shaw so good luck!

      • JohnH

        One (and now two) too many.

  • Austin

    I realize that the tenants are not responsible for construction, but it’s hard to be enthusiastic about these places when the developer has been such a crappy neighbor during construction. They have blocked off that busy sidewalk for months, only rarely using the space for anything but storage. The area is littered with construction debris, and they’ve made no safe accommodation for pedestrians. It’s been annoying as a nearby resident, and I would be furious if I owned Dino’s or one of the other businesses on that block.

    • Truxton Thomas

      I didn’t realize this is why that entire block is off limits to pedestrians, because I don’t even consider it as an option anymore. It is frustrating; I imagine much more so for close neighbors.

    • mcd

      I think you just described every developer in the city. I lived next to the Shay when it was going in, and JBG was the absolute worst neighbor to deal with. I had to pull the pictures off my walls when they were doing pile driving because they were already falling off from the shaking, I complained weekly about their trucks being parked in zone only street parking that somehow never got tickets, and they still have a street lamp on the sidewalk that I think the city required them to put in that they haven’t moved off the sidewalk. The lamp doesn’t even work. They also left construction debris all over the sidewalks around their development- which resulted in my building getting cited by the city for “failure to maintain abutting space.” Several neighbors have taken legal action for foundation damage done during their construction as well.

      As much as I like Glen’s and Compass, and am enjoying the boost in property value the Shay brought to the area, I can’t say they are much better neighbors. I walked out of my building one morning to find that Surprise! The Shay is throwing a block party, and has roped off the entire block! They didn’t notify any one else on the block about their “Block party.” Had I been parked on the street I would have been towed. Thanks neighbors!

      • Anon. no. 5

        I believe their advertising spokeswoman would say, “Let them eat cake!”

  • We hated their donuts. Couldn’t even finish them, and we are both donut fanatics. Hopefully their cocktails are better.

  • Igwar

    I am a Shaw resident and have been a DC resident for 26 years. I am excited about the changes to 9th Street actually. Construction and development always are inconvenient temporarily. And. I much enjoy their doughnuts. I am also looking for toward to a new space on that strip. My other top choice is Dino’s basement!


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