14th and Irving Street, NW
A couple days we learned that Acre 121 would be closing May 1st in Columbia Heights and a new spot from the Hilton Brothers would be coming to the space in a couple of months. That new space is going to be a biker bar! Not Harley Davidson but more like Public. I spoke with Arturo Zaloga who is the visionary behind the project and he explained that the bar is inspired by European bicycling culture. Think Amsterdam and “French nouveau meets Flash Art”. I don’t really know what “French nouveau meets Flash Art” means but I do know there will be Doner Kebab and that is very very good news indeed! And knowing the Hilton brothers other spots, I’m pretty confident the decor will be pretty sweet as well.
Oh yeah I almost forgot the Belgian beers. The bar will be “very beer oriented”. The vision is to have the menu split between Belgian beers and cheap local beers. That way there is “something for everyone.” There will be cocktails as well but this is a beer spot – so of course there will be beer cocktails too. Did I mention the Doner Kebab? Stay tuned for many more details as they get closer to opening in a couple months.