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by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0


Photo by Karlin Villondo courtesy Drink Company

From a press release:

“Drink Company is going romantic and regal for its next PUB (pop-up bar) experience, transforming one of its trifecta of bars into a throne room fit for a queen — or an American princess.

Royal Wedding PUB Menu (PDF)

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will serve as the backdrop for the new limited-run Royal Wedding PUB (1839 7th Street NW), launching Friday, May 4 and ending Sunday, May 20 — one day after the nuptials of Britain’s most eligible bachelor and America’s newest sweetheart.


Photo by Karlin Villondo courtesy Drink Company

“It’s hard not to get swept up in the romance of a royal wedding, especially when it involves a modern, real-life fairytale,” says Drink Company CEO Angie Fetherston. “I’ve been a superfan of the royals since I was a kid and knew as soon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged that we had to bring a slice of their day to all of the fans who want to experience a little bit of the fantasy — fascinators and all.”

The Royal Wedding PUB will be decked out in all things royal, from family crests to a throne room inspired by the real thing in Buckingham Palace. And, the bar will open early on Saturday, May 19 for wedding watchers to celebrate the ceremony, which begins at 7am ET that day, with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales benefiting The Invictus Games Foundation, for which Prince Harry is a patron. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for the wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

Throughout the run of the PUB, fans will get a chance to win a replica of the happy couple’s lemon elderflower wedding cake, baked by the official chef of The British Embassy here in Washington, D.C. Each Royal Wedding PUB guest will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets benefitting The Invictus Games Foundation, with the winner of the cake being revealed at the conclusion of the PUB. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I’m planning a happy hour in DC for a group of 15 – 20 on a Thursday evening in May (thinking 5:30 – 7:30 PM). I’m trying to find a fun restaurant/bar that will allow me to reserve a bar area for my group without committing to a high minimum. Ideally a few tall cocktail tables or a lounge space. Ideally, I’d like to find a place near U Street/14th Street/Adam’s Morgan/Dupont.

Any suggestions?”

by Prince Of Petworth April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


3319 Connecticut Ave, NW

So celebrate tonight at Nanny’s with a DC Brau Tap Takeover!!

“In honor of our 25th anniversary on Sunday we will be kicking off the weekend with an awesome tap takeover from DC Brau on Friday the 13th. Starting at 6pm we will be tapping the DC Brau Pills, El Hefe Speaks, Penn Quarter Porter, And the Corruption.”

I’ve spent many an hour drinking the one whilst in the other. Congrats to both of these institutions!

Ed. Note: DC Brau will have a proper celebration of their own at Rock and Roll Hotel on April 21st. Details on that one here.

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2018 at 9:45 am 0


1827 M Street, NW

Thanks to Evan for the heads up. The owner of Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge confirms to me via email:

“The 1827 M street location is closed .. we will be relocating to NE and hopefully open by World Cup this summer.”

Parlay opened up in September 2014 in the former Malaysia Kopitiam space. Updates when we learn what becomes of this space and when we learn more details on Parlay’s new NE location.

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


3400 Georgia Ave, NW between Park and Morton

“Dear PoPville,

I’d love to hear how neighbors feel about this. While I support live music and I welcome KrakenAxes’ presence and expansion as beer garden, the hours for Live Entertainment they are proposing seem excessive.”

Ed. Note: On April 3rd we posted Kraken’s new liquor license placard.

Meeting to discuss tomorrow night:

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


1607 7th Street, NW. Photos by Robert McNeely.

Thanks to Robert for sending: “New coming soon sign in Shaw, 1607 7th St NW. Jake’s Tavern”

Jake’s Tavern website is currently a holding page saying coming soon:

“Where friends and neighbors gather for good food and honest drinks.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


3400 Georgia Ave, NW between Park and Morton

What’s the fun in throwing axes without beer? Exactly. Kraken Axes‘ liquor license application says:

“New Tavern serving burgers, wings, and other bar fare. The Establishment will offer axe throwing leagues and competitions, along with a Live Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge. Total Occupancy Load is 1000, including an interior capacity of 500 and a Summer Garden with a capacity of 500.

Anyone have a throw already? What’s the early word?

by Prince Of Petworth April 1, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

A reader sends the photo above and we had a discussion on PoPville’s twitter over the weekend:

This weekend, all of us at Nellie’s learned an extremely important lesson.

At the end of this week, a group of LGBT police officers were meeting at Nellie’s to gather in a welcoming space. This happened to fall just as we were taking down our Irish flag for St. Patrick’s Day, and we opted to welcome them with what we thought was just a flag representing the police.

Soon after the flag was hoisted, we learned from our customers and the community that this flag is also used to undermine the work of the Black Lives Matter movement, and we promptly removed it. We in no way meant to state that we are opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement, especially in the wake of Stephon Clark’s tragic death and the disturbing new facts coming to light in the Alton Sterling case.

We now understand that flying this flag — at this point in time, in particular — was at best tone deaf, and at worst offensive. We sincerely apologize to our customers and our neighbors for this egregious mistake, and want to assure you that this flag will never fly at Nellie’s again. What it represents to you is not what we want to represent, or what we want our bar to be.

We messed up. There is no excuse. We will learn from this and try harder to make Nellie’s the safe, welcoming space for all that we want it to be. Thank you for teaching us this important lesson. We want to make this better — so we will be sending a donation to No Justice No Pride, and recommitting ourselves to learning more every day.

I walked by on Sunday morning and the flag was indeed removed and there was a line around the block to get in:


9th and U Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0


1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)

Spring is finally here so let’s have a happy hour to celebrate!! This one will be at the new Bicycle themed spot, Bar Roubaix, in Columbia Heights. We’ll have select $4 beers and specialty cocktail!! For my patrons who get t-shirt rewards, the new ones are in and you’ll be able to pick them up here Thursday April 5th!! I’ll be emailing ya via Patreon so you can let me know what size you’d like. Have a great weekend and happy Passover and Easter to those who observe.

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