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The Good Silver (from owners of Ivy and Coney) coming to former KBC space in Columbia Heights this Spring/Summer

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2017 at 12:30 pm 26 Comments

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new wrap around bar nearly completed at The Good Silver on 11th between Park and Monroe

From a press release:

“The team behind Ivy and Coney (Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry) and partner Carrie Dzwil, are excited to announce their newest bar, The Good Silver (@goodsilverdc on twitter), at 3410 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights.


While we still believe hotdogs are a primary food group, The Good Silver will focus on simple seasonal ingredients, pickled veggies, cured meats and a certain banquet beer combo. Think local heirloom tomatoes in August, or strawberries in June, but when Winter arrives a BLT featuring tomato jam or rum punch spiked with a best-of-the-season strawberry shrub will be on the menu. We will also be adding some cutting-edge technology such as credit card machines, bar spoons, and level floors. What a time to be alive!


The Good Silver is all about getting the best out of life without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Remember when you were a kid, and mom would break out the “good” plates, or grandma would take the plastic off the sofa and let you sit on the “good” part? It pays homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more. Don’t expect the finest forks or vintage China, but instead, a focus on customer service and quality ingredients for both drink and food. No need to dress up here; we welcome anyone who’d like to have a Manhattan in their footie-jammies.

The Good Silver was designed by The Knights Who Say Ni architecture firm and features a large reclaimed oak bar, wallpaper, and two shrubberies (one slightly higher than the other, with a little path between, and not too expensive). The space will feature 18 bar seats, a few tables, and a 16 person patio.

We look forward to welcoming everyone into our new home in the coming months.”

KBC closed in early Jan. 2017

  • PetworthGuy

    “The Good Silver was designed by The Knights Who Say Ni architecture firm” —- Is there actually an architecture firm by that name?!? Still laughing at my desk thinking about it – great reference.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      just wondering about this, because holy crap that’s awesome if it’s real!

    • Unfortunately it is not a real firm, but we strongly encourage someone to start it up. We will most definitely be customers.

      • PetworthGuy

        The firm is no longer The Knights Who Say Ni – they are now “The Knights Who Say Eikki-Eikki-Eikk-Pitang-Zoom-Boing!” architecture firm

      • maggot54

        So this means there will not be any killer rabbit on the menu?

    • OiWithThePoodles

      Not to mention the shrubberies!

  • upstairs

    What ever happened to KBC’s upstairs expansion plans? I wonder if the new team will move forward with that.

  • Common Sense

    That Adam….mmmmmmmmmm. He’s finger licking good!

  • wdc

    I like the sound of it. Love the name, too. Looking forward to seeing those shrubberies.

  • I really like the name! looking forward to checking it out…

  • Eat your veggies and like it

    Please make sure to have a solid vegetarian option or two. We loved KBC, and we’d love to keep supporting you guys!

    • My vegetarian wife would kick me out of the house if we didn’t have good stuff on there for you folks, trust me. Thanks for the support!

      • Vicar

        Loved KBC and looking forward to the new stuff!

        (posted by the guy who facebooked the vacant warning nonsense)

  • [rrrrr]

    Still sad for KBC, but this sounds nice. High hopes for it.

  • Sir Robin

    I heard the bar was hand-crafted by Josh after he cut down the mightiest tree in Rock Creek Park with a herring. True?

    • PetworthGuy


  • Lauren

    Will it be kid friendly? Mostly: will you have high chairs and a changing table?

    • saf

      “18 bar seats, a few tables, and a 16 person patio.”

      • Q

        Good answer.

  • BlueStreak

    Will this continue to be a Michigan Bar? Please say yes….

  • Melanie Zentner

    CAN”T WAIT!!!!! :)


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