rendering courtesy metrobar, coming to 640 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Here’s a helluva liquor license application for metrobar: “A new class C Tavern inspired by spotlighting the District’s culture in the arts, featuring exhibits, music, movies and community fundraisers. Seating Capacity of 399, Total Occupancy Load of 499 and a Summer Garden with 350 Seats. The License will include an Entertainment Endorsement on both the inside and outside of the premises.”
From a press release:
“Located conveniently off the Rhode Island Ave NE Metro station and alongside the Metropolitan Branch Trail, metrobar is an 11,000 sq ft, mixed-use outdoor space, home to the District’s first refurbished 5000-series Metro train car turned bar. The venue will feature intimate and life-sized art installations, from the railcar itself to the tables, murals, stage, screens, and other programmable segments.
The venue will open in the new Bryant Street development and amplify our city’s amazing art, music, culture – and libations – to establish the District’s most unique and welcoming hospitality space.