116 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar
On Wednesday we broke the news that The Dabney Cellar (from the folks behind The Dabney) located at 1222 9th Street, NW had opened at 6pm.
Lots more info from a press release:
The Dabney Cellar is a tavern located directly below its restaurant counterpart and is the latest venture from co-owners chef Jeremiah Langhorne and general manager Alex Zink. The Dabney Cellar features a world-class beverage program as well as a concise menu of small shareable dishes. The robust wine list showcases a diverse assortment of thirty wines by the glass, with an emphasis on small producers.
Photo by Andrew Cebulka courtesy The Dabney Cellar
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From an email:
“My friends over at Drafting Table (14th and Q in Logan Circle) are hosting a toy drive and fundraiser (Friday) to support the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s Annual Toy Drive.
Join us at Drafting Table for a Toy Drive and Fundraiser to support the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s Annual Toy Drive. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy OR monetary donation. Drafting Table will also donate 10% of sales to the Toy Drive.
Wear your best ugly sweater for a chance to win a $50 gift card! Winner will be announced at 8pm.
The KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s mission is based on the belief that every child, regardless of financial means, deserves high-quality, comprehensive, continuous health care, delivered in a respectful, caring and family-centered environment. The Annual Toy Drive is an opportunity to meet with patients outside of the typical clinic setting, which further enhances the solid relationship built between families and the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic.
This Toy Drive and Fundraiser is an opportunity for Drafting Table to bring community members together and help DC families in need – we would love for you to help us, help them!”
1529 14th Street, NW
1400 Irving Street, NW (formerly Acre 121 and Commonwealth Gastro Pub)
From a press release:
“Ian and Eric Hilton are set to open their latest production, Bar Roubaix, a cycling-centric neighborhood bar and restaurant on December 8 in Columbia Heights. Located on 1400 Irving Street, N.W. Bar Roubaix will feature an eclectic menu of craft beers, European street food and pastries.
Check out the full Roubaix Menu (PDF)
courtesy Bar Roubaix
The concept of Bar Roubaix is inspired by the growing and vibrant cycling culture in the DMV. Named after the iconic city of Roubaix, terminus to one of the world’s oldest and most iconic races of professional road cycling.
The menu focuses on the cuisine you would encounter on the streets while cycling across Europe. It’s helmed by chef Rafael Nunez formerly of Busboy and Poets, and Eatonville. (more…)
816 H Street, NE
With all the news about the return of the Christmas bar, and the success of Game of Thrones bar, I’m really surprised there hasn’t been more buzz about The Dark Side bar (Star Wars-themed) happening on H Street right now!”
Dark Side’s website says:
“Attention all space nerds, distant travelers, and creatures of the night. You are invited to explore the dark side of your city in a truly immersive galactic experience. Dark forces are taking over New York City, Washington DC, and Hollywood California for a very limited time. Come experience the power, fury and the truly macabre environment of The Dark Side Bar.
We will be hosting nightly events and parties including The intergalactic burlesque show featuring performers from many different planets. Themed dance and dj nights, trivia, alien speed dating and games of chance.
Our cocktail menu boasts 6 custom cocktails from different parts of the Galaxy that are sure to give you the feels.
Patrons are encouraged to come in costume to blend in but not required to do so. Walk ups are welcome but reservations are highly encouraged to guarantee admission. Reservation are $33 per person and include two of our signature custom cocktails per person. Walk ins will be $40 per person. We are offering a very creative and “Galaxy inspired” menu of small bites and sharing plates onsite. Fans can expect to see tentacles on sticks (soy bbq glazed octopus skewers) Bantha Fodder (vegan sushi egg rolls) and other interesting bites. The food will vary day to day as we attempt to keep the program interesting and truly galactic!
Book now before it’s too late, we have a good feeling about this!”
Anyone been yet?
And regarding this building – Frozen Tropics reports:
“At the moment Mythology’s 2nd floor lounge space is a Star Wars inspired pop up called The Darkside Bar, and the pop up is scheduled to stick around through January 15th. Once The Darkside Bar pop up concludes, Mythology’s colorful clouds and signature fries will head upstairs.
A fast casual concept called Clean Eatz will take over the 1st floor.”
You can see Clean Eatz’s menu here.
Thanks to Jamie for sending. The Dabney Cellar (from the folks behind The Dabney) is located at 1222 9th Street, NW.
2100 Vermont Ave, NW at V Street
Thanks to Wet Dog Tavern for sending the updated photos. Also:
“We currently will be hosting a “Photos with your Pets” on December 16th where people can bring their pets to get photos with Santa. All donations go straight to the Humane Rescue Alliance.”
courtesy Wet Dog Tavern
Photos of the games after the jump. (more…)
113 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Ed. Note: This tipster has a 97% accuracy rating.
So let’s get right to it – I hear the folks from the incredibly popular Showtime bar in Bloomingdale will be bringing a new bar to north country on Georgia Ave near Kennedy Street. Showtime opened in Bloomingdale back in 2013 and are perennially placed on all the ‘best of’ lists around town. Deservedly so. STAY TUNED.
— Showtime (@Showtime_DC) December 3, 2017
1400 14th Street, NW
Back in October of last year we posted some scuttlebutt about two new Hilton brothers bars coming to Logan Circle – French 75 and Player’s Club. Ed. Note: I believe the latter is pronounced Play-ahs Cloo-b. The liquor licenses have now been posted – Player’s Club will be going into the Lower Level:
“A new neighborhood pool hall. Seating capacity of 90 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 275. The Tavern will include Entertainment Endorsement and Cover Charge.”
And upstairs will be French 75:
“A new craft cocktail lounge with two floors and an outdoor rooftop Summer Garden. Seating for 85 indoors on the 2nd floor, seating for 10 indoors on the 7th floor, and seating for 80 in the rooftop Summer Garden. Total Occupancy Load indoors on the 2nd floor is 290. Total Occupancy Load indoors on the 7th floor is 30. Total Occupancy Load outdoors on the rooftop Summer Garden is 110. The Tavern will include an Entertainment Endorsement with Cover Charge.”
Eric and Ian Hilton are also behind Marvin, Gibson, Brixton, Chez Billy Sud, American Ice Company, Satellite Room, Crimson (the new whiskey bar in Chinatown), El Rey, Ten Tigers Parlour, Bar Roubaix (th new bicycle bar coming to old Acre 121) and more coming.
Next to my beloved Shake Shack:
14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
1207 19th Street, NW
“Tulips artfully blends modern cuisine, meticulously crafted cocktails, and exceptional service. We invite guests to experience each room in our beautiful multi-level restaurant, situated in a historic Dupont Circle town home. Tulips’ intoxicating atmosphere includes a sophisticated dining room, a champagne lounge, and upscale bar.”
On November 15th they wrote: “…Three more weeks!”
Stay tuned for an exact opening date.
1207 19th Street, NW looking south towards M Street