“Jane Jane, New Logan Circle Cocktail Bar To Open This Fall”

14th and R Street, NW

From a press release:

“Jane Jane, a cocktail bar co-owned and operated by friends and Washington, D.C. hospitality veterans Jean Paul (J.P.) Sabatier, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield will open this fall in the mission-driven mixed-use development Liz, located at 1705 14th St NW.

Sabatier, who was recognized as one of Zagat’s “30 under 30,” will helm the bar and oversee the cocktail program. His experience spans many years with front and back of house positions at Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Maydan, Compass Rose, and Knightsbridge Restaurant Group. Brabham and Porterfield are North Carolina natives who together own the popular Shaw restaurants Beau Thai and BKK Cookshop. Brabham, an attorney who has been in the hospitality industry for the last ten years with Porterfield, who is also the gallery director at the Long View Gallery in Shaw will run operations of Jane Jane as co-owners. The three friends were inspired to open Jane Jane after the success of the Southern-inspired pop-up ‘Dot’s Spot,’ which they hosted on the patio of BKK Cookshop in 2017. Their desire to create a place that serves well-crafted classic cocktails, Southern-inspired snacks, with welcoming, inclusive hospitality were the driving factors behind the decision to open Jane Jane.

Brabham’s mother, whose nickname is “Jane Jane” and is always ready with a tray of hors d’oeuvres and gracious hospitality was the inspiration behind the name. The cocktail menu will focus heavily on classics such as the Boulevardier–a favorite of Brabham’s, which Sabatier introduced to him years ago. The residents at Liz can currently order cocktails from Jane Jane, with plans to roll out delivery to a wider area of customers as well as pop-ups maintaining social distancing guidelines in the near future leading up to the opening.

“We were inspired to create a space that would evoke warmth and comfort. A place where you could have a pre-dinner cocktail or imbibe all night with close friends,” said Sabatier.

The space at Liz felt like a natural fit for the three friends, who all identify as LGBTQ, and feel strongly about the mission of Liz to create an ongoing stream of financial support to help ensure sustainability for Whitman-Walker’s important work in the city they all call home. Currently, they’re working with their colleagues at Edit Lab at Streetsense to ensure that the space will be properly designed and outfitted to keep guests and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as brainstorming additional modes of service to be able to serve as many guests as possible in light of social distancing measures.

The space, designed by Edit Lab at Streetsense, will incorporate warm woods and bold colors in encompassing paints and tiles to keep the 30-seat cocktail bar fun and bright during the day and cozy at night. A wrapped leather bar makes for a welcoming place to stop in for a drink and bite while the tucked away booths beyond fringed cutouts make for the perfect spots for groups to enjoy the evening. With large original windows in the historic building, and outdoor seating, Jane Jane hopes to create an eye catching and unique gathering place staple in the neighborhood for years to come.”

1705 14th St NW looking north

1705 14th St NW looking south

Recent Stories

1025 H Street, NE via The Pursuit Wine Bar & Kitchen Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from The Pursuit Wine Bar and Kitchen last night: “A…

New Hampshire and Georgia Ave, NW From Metro Transit Police: “CASH REWARD: MTPD seeking to identify suspect in shooting at Georgia Ave Metro.

Thanks to Boris for sending last night: “Happening now (1:10AM December 9, 2023) in front of Conrad Hotel, City Center, Downtown DC.”

Thanks to Marianne for sharing: “this weekend at John Lewis ES. 10a-1p”

You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!

We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!

Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.

Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!

Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor

Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Unreserved $125
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Cocktail Attire

Read More

Submit your own Announcement here.

Holiday Part with the Terrells

Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This

12 Beers of Christmas: Local Seasonals Tasting at metrobar

Join metrobar and the team at DC Beer for a taste of 12 holiday brews, all made in the DMV by your favorite local breweries! Your ticket gets you access to the afternoon tasting with 3oz pours of each of


Subscribe to our mailing list