2700 F Street, NW. Photo by Mykl Wu
From an email:
“Victura Park, named after one of President Kennedy’s sailboats, is a family-friendly outdoor café & wine garden located in the River Pavilion at the Reach.
The Steven Holl-inspired space is dotted with picnic & café tables with shade umbrellas. Read More
6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
251 Florida Ave., NW courtesy Truxton Inn
From a press release:
“Truxton Inn reopens on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 after being closed since March 15th. To start, only the patio will be open to guests, and operating hours will be 5pm-9pm Wednesday-Friday and 2pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday. In compliance with DC Health and ABRA, at the minimum: face-coverings are required of guests except when eating and drinking, tables are limited to 6 guests, and at least one food item must be ordered per table. Read More
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. Read More
3708 14th Street, NW
Thanks to Laura for sending: “Wondering if you have any intel on Toro Bar opening between the just-closed French’s Cleaners (such a loss!) and Taqueria Habañero.”
Ed. Note: Is this the pool hall?
1422 L Street, NW
At the end of last month we broke the news that things were not looking good for the Post Pub. The Post’s Tim Carman breathed an ounce of hope but sadly that didn’t work out. This morning the Post Pub writes:
“I am sad to inform our customers and friends that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related factors I am forced to close the Post Pub permanently. There’s simply no other option.
To all of our long time loyal customers, I can only say thank you!! More of you than I can name came in almost every day. You were the biggest part of the Post Pub family. A special thanks to the Washington Post employees who helped us pay a lot of bills over the years!
To my employees: I am sorry it ended so abruptly and that you must now look for employment elsewhere. After 43+ years in the same spot, it is hard for me to say goodbye. I am most proud of the fact that three people worked at the Pub for over 30 years and six people for over 20 years. That tells me it really was more than just a business, it was a family. Read More
1529 14th Street, NW
Earlier in the week we learned the devastating news that Eighteenth Street Lounge would be closing after 25 epic years.
Thanks to Sean for passing on the Rasmus auction:
“Well know 18th Lounge DC music lounge and nite club is closing. Complete liquidation of all hi-end sound, lighting, bar, hospitality, decor, and equipment.”
Sale ends July 9, 2020.
1212 18th Street, NW
“Statement on the closure of Eighteenth Street Lounge after 25 Years
Washington, D.C., has been the home of Eighteenth Street Lounge for the past 25 years, and I have had the great fortune to deliver unique nightlife experiences in a city that I love. The well-being of our patrons, and staff has always been a leading priority for the ESL team, and given the current uncertainty of when we can welcome patrons back safely, we have decided to close the space indefinitely. Read More
Photo Courtesy of The Anthem
From an email:
“The Anthem is introducing outdoor dining on District Pier to give fans a new way to experience The Wharf.
The Anthem is pleased to announce their brand new pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant Camp Anthem, which will open to the public this Friday, June 19th from 4:30pm to midnight.
Located on District Pier, each table on the pier is covered by a cabana tent, and seats up to 6 people.