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by Prince Of Petworth September 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm 15 Comments

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926 U Street, NW

Back in June we learned:

“…Together they aim to bring a service-driven, neighborhood retreat with cocktails that will just happen to be, of the highest quality.

The bar’s concept yields from the service industry’s well-known “service bar” where the goal is to make a large number, and variety of cocktails, quickly and well. SBDC aims to define what is to be a casual, neighborhood cocktail bar with high quality cocktails, and a price range that says “see you back here tomorrow.” Featured highlights include an all-day happy hour menu with $7 Cocktails, $7 Pop & Ponies, buy-one-get-one shots and a “snug room”, modeled after the small, private drinking rooms of the 18th century Scottish and British pub culture. The SBDC Snug Room will have an intimate capacity of five to six guests, with a special window to the bartender, and offer a shareable cocktail menu exclusive to the Snug Room…”

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by Prince Of Petworth June 30, 2016 at 10:20 am 29 Comments

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926 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“The District of Columbia’s U Street corridor is getting a new hangout this August at 926-928 U Street NW. Service Bar DC’s proprietors: Chad Spangler, Glendon Hartley and Chris Willoughby, are all veterans in DC’s bar and restaurant scene. Chad and Glendon (former president of the US Bartenders Guild DC Chapter) are also partners in the Menehune Group, a behind-the-scenes consultancy that specializes in building highly customized ice programs, bar programs and cocktail menus for some of DC’s favorite restaurants and bars (Ocopa, Provision 14, Bonfire, SOI 38, and MXDC to name a few). Their partner Chris, is a long time U Street business owner having owned the popular bar JIN on 14th and U St and before that, Mangos. Together they aim to bring a service-driven, neighborhood retreat with cocktails that will just happen to be, of the highest quality.

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Chad Spangler, Glendon Hartley and Chris Willoughby courtesy Service Bar DC

The bar’s concept yields from the service industry’s well-known “service bar” where the goal is to make a large number, and variety of cocktails, quickly and well. SBDC aims to define what is to be a casual, neighborhood cocktail bar with high quality cocktails, and a price range that says “see you back here tomorrow.” Featured highlights include an all-day happy hour menu with $7 Cocktails, $7 Pop & Ponies, buy-one-get-one shots and a “snug room”, modeled after the small, private drinking rooms of the 18th century Scottish and British pub culture. The SBDC Snug Room will have an intimate capacity of five to six guests, with a special window to the bartender, and offer a shareable cocktail menu exclusive to the Snug Room. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm 4 Comments

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2201 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces changes to the interior design and menu at his 14th Street Italian restaurant G, which include the addition of a 15-seat bar area, new cocktail program, extended service seven days a week from 11am-10pm, and delivery.

“We opened G as a sandwich shop by day and an Italian restaurant by night, but now we have moved to an all-day menu where guests can get a sandwich or a great bowl of pasta any time,” said Isabella. “As part of the design refresh we’ve added a full-service bar with fun new cocktails. G is really a neighborhood spot and our changes reflect how regulars want to eat and drink.”

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by Prince Of Petworth March 25, 2016 at 10:30 am 36 Comments

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707 G Street, NW

A couple months ago we learned that Redline Sports Bar was ordered to pay “$687,000 in damages after finding [an employee] was the victim of discrimination”. Now I’m hearing that this Sunday, March 27 could be the last day Redline will be open. I’ve sent an email for more details and will update when/if more is known.

Redline’s website says:

“Washington DC’s newest luxury gastropub Redline is located in the heart of DC’s Penn Quarter, steps away from the bustling Verizon Center and just across the street from the National Portrait Gallery.

Featuring built-in table taps, Redline offers a 130-seat sportspub and an 86-seat restaurant presenting “American cuisine with a French flair”. An 11-foot projection screen and over 40 flat screens provide instant visibility to your favorite sports games and news channel powerlunches.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 28, 2014 at 10:30 am 97 Comments

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3415 11th Street, NW

Yesterday I sat down with Maxwell the new General Manager of The Coupe. He was was previously the General Manager of Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle and officially took over The Coupe at the end of December. Scoring a Presidential visit was a great way to start and there are many more plans for the future. To start – The Coupe will be ending 24 hour service starting Feb. 11th. At that time they will open daily at 6am and from Sunday-Thursday will be open until midnight and on Friday and Saturday will be open until 1am.

Maxwell explains some of the other planned changes as making The Coupe “more specific”. He describes it as taking things out not adding things in. For example the bar tried to cover, craft beers, cocktails and wines. Soon the bar will convert to focusing on wines. They looked at 11th Street and thought that of those three elements (cocktails, beer and wine) the strip would most benefit from an improved wine program. Of course there will still be beer options though the emphasis will soon be on Belgian saison style (though a few “everyday beers” will still be available.) The cocktails will be limited to martinis and champagne based ones. But the real star will be the wine. Maxwell hopes to complete the focus around April.

The menu will also evolve a bit to be a more of “cafe style” rather than “diner style”. Expect to see those changes completed in April as well.

Update:

“The Coupe will continue to serve a full bar with all the standards to our customers after the transition to an expanded wine program. If you love a quality Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks or a rum a diet we will still have you covered! However, we will be focusing on martinis and champagne based cocktails to give our cocktail program focus. ”

Hours of Operation Change
“The Coupe management has decided to move away from the 24 hour cycle for one very basic reason, after a year and half the sales are not there to support our large scale operation late night. We labored over this decision for quite some time and feel it is in the best interest for our company and our customers. We will still be open from early morning to late night to provide each and every guests a wonderful experience.” – Maxwell

by Prince Of Petworth September 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 555 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2000 / 1br – Exquisite locale w/close proximity to the Capitol Hill/National Mall

NEIGHBORHOOD/BUILDING HIGHLIGHTS

• 555 Mass offers every amenity possible, located in the heart of Mount Vernon and directly adjacent to Chinatown. Just steps from public transportation, renowned restaurants, boutiques and more, this is truly convenience at its best.
• Originally a small, historic neighborhood with ethnic restaurants, markets, and small businesses, Chinatown was known for its annual Chinese New Year festival and the Friendship Arch over H Street at 7th Street. Today, Chinatown is full of new restaurants, shops, cultural centers and entertainment venues including the Verizon Center, The National Portrait Gallery and the National Building Museum. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 17, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


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From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the master developer of the $2.5 billion, world-class mixed use waterfront neighborhood The Wharf, announces the October 2017 opening of its rooftop bar and lounge, Whiskey Charlie. Located along the Southwest Waterfront, Whiskey Charlie will sit atop the newly constructed Canopy by Hilton Washington DC | The Wharf hotel and boasts spectacular views of the Washington Channel, as well as DC’s iconic monument and memorials.

HMW and its hotel operator, Concord Hospitality Enterprises, engaged Endurance Management Group (EMG) to create a premium destination rooftop cocktail bar and lounge for hotel guests, residents, and visitors of The Wharf. Patrons will enjoy breathtaking waterfront views along with a curated menu of craft cocktails, lite bites, best-in-class service, and inviting atmosphere. The name is a nod to the proud maritime history and active waterfront location; “Whiskey Charlie” or “WC” is the call signal for boat captains entering the Washington Channel.

“Whiskey Charlie is intended to be both the ideal spot to start and end your evening on the waterfront,” said Mark Laport, Concord Hospitality’s President and CEO. “It enriches our vision to create irresistible spaces within vibrant communities, and we look forward to welcoming visitors and locals alike later this fall.”


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Ten floors up, the 2,200-square-foot, elevated space features an outdoor rooftop terrace with seating coves, a firepit and large planters. The glass-enclosed interior lounge features reclaimed wood and porcelain and metallic tiles to create an intimate bar with incredible panoramic views from Rosslyn to National Harbor. The Wharf’s first rooftop bar and lounge, Whiskey Charlie, joins nearly 20 food establishments opening at The Wharf this fall including Del Mar by Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, Requin by Mike Isabella and Jennifer Carroll, Hank’s Oyster Bar by Jamie Leeds, and much more. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


Photo by Jennifer Mitchell Photography

From a press release:

“At this weekend’s Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans, Drink Company’s cocktail bar and tasting room Columbia Room won the coveted Best American Cocktail Bar category of the Spirited Awards. The award was received by Drink Company President Derek Brown, CEO Angie Fetherston, and Columbia Room Head Bartender JP Fetherston. (more…)

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