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“Mystified by the thought process here.”

1939 12th Street, NW

Oswald writes:

“The three-week era of Wine Bar B has concluded as this establishment reverts to the original name it jettisoned over the summer as culturally insensitive. Mystified by the thought process here.”

From Barkada:

“We started off on the wrong foot, so we spent time re-thinking our brand and what we stand for. The concept for our small business was always rooted in friendship, which like any valued relationship must be evaluated, recommitted, and earned. In our process of listening to our community and learning from friends, old and new, we began collaborating with a Filipina-owned social media/marketing company and sought out partnerships with brands that we are proud to carry. Many of them are BIPOC, LGBTQ, and female-owned that support immigrants and indigenous communities.

We live in a time where our world demands our empathy and expects that we honor each other’s truth, roots, and humanity. We are moving ahead, fully aware of the responsibility we carry, by virtue of our name – a beautiful word that we hold as our ideal.

Barkada Wine Bar is committed to being a welcoming space for friends of all backgrounds, a neighborhood business that strives to make the DC community a force for good and platform that uplifts.

We believe that good wine isn’t necessarily expensive. Our team is committed to spotlighting small, under-represented winemakers that are raising the bar to produce vintages that are complex in taste and approachable in price.

Come by and bring a friend.

Anthony, Nick, and Nate”

12th Street looking north towards U Street

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