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


rendering courtesy of The Wharf

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.”


rendering courtesy of The Wharf

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 August 16, 2017 at 10:25 am 0


50 Blagden Alley NW

This is the former Downtown Boxing Club and previously planned to be The American. Now Calico:

“Urban backyard oasis from the team behind Tiger Fork and The Fainting Goat. Opening September 2017 in DC’s historic Blagden Alley.”

Washington CityPaper reports:

It’ll be Eastern Seaboard, picnic-style food,” Beauchamp says. “We’ll have a grill outside–whether we’re doing steamed crabs or sausage links out there.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 15, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


14th and Quincy Street, NW

Thanks to Pat for first sending word. I confirmed with the owners who say:

“We fought it as long as we could but the neighborhood has changed so much around us in the last 10 years we sort of had to.”

Speaking of which the Derby is turning Ten October 16th so prepare for a big party to celebrate. And this Saturday is the Red Derby’s Pulp Fiction Prom:

“It’s that time of the year again, friends! Join us for our annual Prom!

This years theme is Pulp Fiction! Noir, old Hollywood and Jack Rabbit Slims! Don your finest duds, dress your favorite Tarantino character or Hollywood icon!

Downstairs will be Jack Rabbit Slims, the infamous host to twist offs and $5 shakes. We’ll be slinging Big Kahuna Burgers, Royal with Cheese and Bad Motherfucker Punch!

Bring your sweetie, buds or your right hand man! It’s Prom, baby!”

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0


723 8th Street, SE

From The Ugly Mug:

“Get your tickets for the fight today! Reserved seating tickets are sold by the table (2, 4, 8, and 10 seat tables available) at $40 per seat. We are also selling first come, first served bar seating tickets at the door for $25.00. See eventbrite for details.

For more information click the eventbrite link to purchase tickets.”

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


Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

Today’s question comes from a reader:

“Where are the best bars to watch tennis? I know most bars will happily turn on the Grand Slam tournaments, but I’m wondering if any will show the “smaller” 500 or 1000 level tournaments. I guess I could suck it up and buy the Tennis Channel, but I would love to find a new tennis viewing spot that’s not my couch..”

But since I get these questions pretty frequently I thought it would be good to have one spot to start referring folks. So in addition to tennis – where are your favorite bars to watch the olympics, soccer, baseball, college football, pro football, hockey, basketball, cricket, rugby or any other sport your a fan of? If you have recommendations please include what neighborhood the bar is located in – thanks!

by Prince Of Petworth August 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Ed. Note: Number One – never leave the game in the 7th!!

“Dear PoPville,

Looking for an opinion here as I’d never thought of this before, became curious, and opinions of friends have been split too.

My friends and I went to The Salt Line’s outdoor bar after a game a couple days ago. We left the game in the 7th and snagged 4 spots at the bar before it got too overcrowded. At some point I got up to go to the bathroom, and when I came back a girl got upset that I was trying to get back to my empty stool that my friends saved for me while I was in the bathroom. She basically said that because the stool was in front of the bar, I was essentially cutting the line that people were waiting in to order a drink. I explained that I was going back to my seat, and she said “yeah but you’re going to order a drink at some point and now you’ve cut the line because you’re in front, once you leave your seat you should wait for everyone else to order.” But, if I had done that I would have waited all night to get back to my seat.

My question is: is it bad bar etiquette to return to your bar stool in a crowded bar with long lines to order after you leave your spot for a few minutes? Never considered it before.”

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