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Check Out Truxton Inn, from owners of McClellan’s Retreat, Opening Tuesday Next to Meats and Foods on Florida Ave

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments

251 Florida Ave, NW

Well this turned out awesome.

From a press release:

“Owner Matt Weiss (201 Bar, Barrel, Union Pub & McClellan’s Retreat) is poised to open his latest venture Truxton Inn, a neighborhood cocktail bar. Situated at the crossroads of Florida Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, Truxton Inn is set to debut Tuesday, May 2nd.
Truxton Inn’s cocktail program is under the direction of Brian Nixon, who also runs the bar at McClellan’s Retreat in Upper Dupont Circle.

“First and foremost, we were looking to create a neighborhood bar, with really great cocktails,” explains Nixon. The menu at Truxton Inn is separated into two parts, The Classics featuring six classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni and Manhattan and six that are Recommendations, Nixon and team’s interpretation of those classics. Highlights from the Recommendations menu include the JFK on Vacay with Maui Pineapple Rum, Rhum Agricole, Passionfruit, Lime and House Made Mulled Simple Syrup, the No sé – groni with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, Punt E Mes and the Truxton Inn Manhattan with Truxton Inn Select Whistle Pig Barrel 276, Antica Carpano, Benedictine and Angostura Bitters. Both menus will change every other month.


In addition to cocktails, the menu will offer a select list of beers and wine, including local beers like 3 Stars and DC Brau. Nixon also plans on using local spirits, like One Eight Distilling Vodka and their Rock Creek Rye, Republic Restoratives Civic Vodka, Murlarkey Gin, Cotton & Reed Rums and All Spice Dram. Another fun touch are “Snaiquiris,” Nixon’s mini version of the JFK on Vacay, his take on a classic daiquiri.

Like McClellan’s Retreat, Truxton Inn is an warm, intimate space, fashioned to feel like a neighborhood bar that has been a fixture for many years. They will offer small bites like charcuterie and cheese, as well as Texas style Kolaches from Republic, an owner favorite.

Weiss and long time collaborator Molly Allen worked together on the design of the space, aiming to create the feel of a classic Inn or hotel bar, but with a more modern aesthetic. A green marble bar top, antique couches and funky light fixtures complete the space, which seats 50. A patio is planned for the warmer months.”

Tons more photos after the jump

Awesome old maps at the entry way:


















  • Truxton Thomas

    Is it just me or did they totally nail this?

    • MadMax

      Definitely well executed, but so is McClellans, so not terribly surprised.

    • Anon

      Nope, they definitely killed it.

  • JHC_DC

    Looks great! Looking forward to checking it out.

  • Patrick Division

    Hope those pictures, maps, knickknacks, gewgaws, tchotchkes, and assorted ephemera are well secured. That collection is too nice to slowly disappear piece by piece.

  • siz

    man, this is so awesome and soooo conveniently located on my commute home….really can’t imagine anything better than topping off a few cocktails with a meats & foods sausage

  • Ben

    C’mon, $8 for mixed nuts? $7 for popcorn. These are my only two complaints.

  • 7thStTechGuy

    They nailed it. We stopped in with friends after dinner at Anxo and the joint is awesome. (sorry we left the take home bone for the dog in our take out container on your beautiful new bar…)

  • jona from da block

    $8 for a can of citizens pale ale at a neighborhold joint can gtfo. six is a robbery but we all kinda just accept it. eight though is just egregiously pricey.

    i live a block away and cant say ill be in a hurry to return at these price points for beer. cocktail and wine prices seem market or close to it. the place itself is gorgeous. but the beer prices, much like buzz’s girlfriend, are a total ‘woof.’


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