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Tom’s Watch Bar coming to former Circa space in Chinatown, also opening a location in Navy Yard


781 7th Street, NW

Tom’s Watch Bar’s website says:

“Founded in 2014, Tom’s Watch Bar defines the ultimate sports watching entertainment experience. Promising “All the Sports, all the Time”, Tom’s Watch Bar’s highly curated sports programming covers all sports from collegiate to professional to international, big events and prize fights, even emerging obscure and outrageous sports. Our central oversized stadium screen paired with hundreds of screens provides a 360° viewing experience, making every seat the best seat in the house.”

See their menus here.

The liquor license placard for Tom’s Watch Bar says:

“A new class C restaurant serving American cuisine. Seating Capacity of 275, Total Occupancy Load of 275.”


1250 Half Street, SE

An application has also been filed for a Tom’s Watch Bar in Navy Yard.

From a press release:

Tom’s Watch Bar, Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, and workout studio, F45 Training, are the latest additions to the growing Half Street retail and restaurant scene, Bozzuto and Jair Lynch announced today. The new retailers will officially open below The Kelvin apartments at 1250 Half Street SE next year.

“With the return of baseball season and continued vaccination efforts in D.C., the spirit of Half Street is back and better than ever,” said Anthony Startt, Director of Investments for Jair Lynch. “Tom’s Watch Bar, Tropical Smoothie Café, and F45 are the perfect additions to the neighborhood, which is known for its love of sports, delicious drinks and a good workout, and we can’t wait for them to officially open their doors.”

At Tom’s Watch Bar, sports fans and foodies alike can enjoy a cutting-edge 360° viewing experience with wall-to-wall state-of-the-art screens and the perfect game day menu of wings, burgers, dozens of beer taps and more. Its 7,750-square foot space will be equipped with a central oversized “stadium” screen surrounded by hundreds of smaller screens which will cover all sports, from collegiate to professional to international, big events and prize fights, even emerging obscure and outrageous sports. Tom’s Navy Yard space will be its seventh location across the country after opening in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, and more. Tom’s Watch Bar plans to open in Summer 2022. KLNB’s Ben Becker, Steve Combs, and Jennifer Price represented the property owner, Jair Lynch, in all three deals between Tom’s Watch Bar, Tropical Smoothie Café, and F45 Training. Pulse Property Group’s Josh Miller represented Tom’s Watch Bar.

“Our brand promise of ‘all the sports, all the time’ will be a great addition for the professional, collegiate, international and big event fan bases from all over the DC area,” said Tom Ryan, Co-Founder of Tom’s Watch Bar and part-time DC resident.

For more than 20 years, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been serving amazing food and smoothies with a bit of tropical fun. Today, the brand has more than 970 franchised locations nationwide and serves a mission to inspire a Inspire Better® through a menu of bold, flavorful smoothies, all made-to-order with quality ingredients, and delicious food including toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and quesadillas. Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans to open in Spring 2022. Alex Walker of Miller Walker Retail Real Estate represented Tropical Smoothie Café in the deal.

F45 Training is a global fitness community that specializes in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun, and deliver results. Each F45 workout is designed to burn fat, build strength, and boost metabolism–all in a team-based, no-ego environment. Every 45-minute workout is led by a team of personal trainers and burns up to 750 calories per session. When it officially opens its doors, the nearly 3,000-square-foot location will feature multiple team workout sessions 7 days a week. F45 Training plans to open in early 2022.

“Getting to where you want to go in fitness is the same as achieving anything important in life,” said studio owner, Paul Boehm. “You need a great team by your side. The amazing thing about F45 is that it brings people together from all fitness levels and experience to form a community that members lean on for knowledge, motivation, and inspiration. F45 has been changing lives and building communities everywhere that it goes, and I’m thrilled to bring it to Navy Yard, and specifically to the vibrant and growing community at The Kelvin.”

The announcement of Tom’s Watch Bar, Tropical Smoothie Café and F45 Training comes on the heels of the news that Swingers Crazy Golf and Silver Diner will both open two-story locations at The Kelvin at the corner of Half and N Streets SE, across the street from Nationals Park. The retailers will be welcome additions to the neighborhood, which has seen an influx of retail and residential leasing activity over the past few months. With over 95% of The Kelvin’s 312 units leased, Tom’s, Tropical Smoothie Café and F45 Training will serve a wide audience of residents, baseball fans, neighbors, and guests of Half Street and the larger Navy Yard neighborhood.”

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