1825 M Street, NW
There was a time… Thanks to Brian for the heads up:
“curtains drawn/windows papered over, and a sign on the door that said “We are closed until further notice.”
Sign of The Whale 2.0 opened up back in 2010. Stay tuned for 3.0.
UPDATE: Thanks to Grant for finding – perhaps not 3.0 after all. From DC Tap House:
“Rustic-modern Gastropub, serving NEW American fare, craft beers, specialty cocktails, FRESH raw bar, LIVE music & TV sporting events.”
Penne and Clarity inspired by “Close to Nothing” (photo: Farrah Skeiky)
From a press release:
“Inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden “What Absence Is Made Of,” the recently named “Best American Cocktail Bar,” Columbia Room, will launch a menu of the same name beginning October 17th. Offered in three and five course variations, each course plays on absence, memory, nostalgia, and change found in the Hirshhorn’s world class collection of modern and contemporary art.
Menu and more details after the jump. (more…)
Photo by Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media
From a press release:
“The final nights of any Drink Company Pop-Up Bar (PUB) have historically been the most fun, and seeing that Halloween is the last night of PUB Dread, this one should be no exception. This time around, Drink Company is offering timed entry passes for Halloween to benefit disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Starting today, guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a chef-driven non-profit launched by Jose Andrés in the wake of Haiti’s Earthquakes in 2010. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, and are on track to be able to serve 100,000 people a day with enough support. (more…)
50 Blagden Alley, NW
From a press release:
“Now open in Washington, DC’s historic Blagden Alley
Calico, the latest concept from partners Nathan Beauchamp and Greg Algie of Tiger Fork and The Fainting Goat, is a restaurant, bar and urban backyard located in the District’s historic Blagden Alley. Calico will feature Eastern Shore-inspired elevated cookout-style fare as well as a beverage program that includes craft cocktails in nostalgic drink pouches and beer, wine and cocktails on draft, reflecting Calico’s relaxed, communal atmosphere.
TO EAT: (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Ed. Note: Cantina Marina’s (pictured above) “last day of operation will be October 28, and then we’ll be gone until 2020-2021”.
As a fairly new resident of the city (2 years) and a young professional, where do people like to happy hour in DC? This may seem like a simple question, but with so many options (and turnover) in the city, it’s tough to tell where people like to have fun and unwind. As someone who has spent an impressive amount of hours on bar stools in DC, I can’t seem to pinpoint where young (and possibly single) people enjoy happy houring during the week.
I work near Metro Center and have tried my fair share of happy hours in the area but always end up at my usual dive bars downtown or in my neighborhood (Shaw). Any suggestions?”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer
I consulted with the oracles on this one and, well um, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
RIP Bayou, Boundary Road
12. Bar Louis
10. Bier Baron
9. Bar Deco
8. Big Board
7. Big Bear
6. Brookland Pint
4. Big Hunt
3. Boundary Stone
2. Brookland’s Finest
1. Bar Pilar
If you liked this list, you won’t believe the group that starts with C that we’re compiling for the next Friday of a three day weekend in which everyone checks out early and doesn’t really pay to much attention to what gets posted.
645 Florida Ave, NW also Flash Nightclub
From an email:
“Choose from over 30 VR Experiences
$20 unlimited play all night for Grand opening week
Open – Wednesday and Thursdays 6pm until 2am”
You can learn more about Augment Arcade here.
“Augment VR Arcade is a high-end arcade and bar, featuring the latest gaming technologies by Alienware, NVIDIA, Intel, and HTC. Over 30 experiences to choose from. Play games, explore Google Earth, experience art and more in VR.”
Ed. Note: This is the former Redline sports bar (and Indebleu before them.)
From the liquor license placard:
“Applicant seeks to expand its premises into the ground floor. The expansion will create 155 new seats, increasing the seating capacity from 130 to 285. The new Total Occupancy Load of the restaurant will be 325.”
Any fans of 10 Tavern?
707 G Street, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending an updated photo of Calico, from owners of Tiger Fork and The Fainting Goat. Can’t wait to see the final look!!
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW at M Street
Sweet. Thanks to Eric for sending:
“Saw in the ANC2E agenda for Sept that there’s an application for “Installation of Rooftop Deck” at the Sovereign in Georgetown.”
Any fans of the Belgian bar & bistro?