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by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


812 7th Street, NW at I Street

This is the former Goethe-Institut that moved to K Street.

Yard House’s website says:

“If you’ve been to a Yard House, you know there’s an unmistakable energy to the place – an excitement that you feel the moment you walk in the door. So we turned our cameras loose to try to capture that spirit. Check out the experience that define us – because more than beer, more than classic rock, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are Yard House!

You can see their Springfield, VA menus here.

Stay tuned for an opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 11:25 am 0


1940 11th Street, NW next to Solly’s just south of U Street

Thanks to a reader for passing along this nice little tidbit from a DC Bocce League registration email:

“**Vinoteca has plans to close in March to completely renovate the interior restaurant. Included in the plans is the installation of a retractable glass roof over the outdoor patio. This roof will ensure weather will no longer be an issue during games. Once Vinoteca finalizes their construction timeline, we will open registration.”

Vinoteca opened back in 2007. Updates as more is known on the renovation plans.

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From a press release:

“Returning for its second year, Drink Company’s Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar opens March 1st to usher in springtime with inspiration from both D.C. and Tokyo. This time, Drink Company is partnering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to further celebrate the Japanese gift that has become unanimous with spring in D.C.


Photo by Farrah Skeiky

“This is our second annual love letter to DC and the, quite literally, beautiful relationship we have to Japan, enshrined in our Cherry Blossom trees,” says Drink Company President Derek Brown. “Last year we had a sensation with Mario Bar and we want to keep the pop-culture element alive by featuring perhaps our second closest association with Japan, Godzilla. While there will be pagodas and blossoms, we know that most Americans think about the famous monster flick when they think Japan and we’ve given it the PUB treatment: giant monster replicas, flashing warnings, Tokyo streets and drinks to match.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 9:30 am 0


1919 L Street, NW

Ed. Note: In 2009 Black Rooster almost closed after the Peace Corps HQ planned on expanding but it was saved last minute. Since the reason for this closure is the “lease is up” it doesn’t sound like a similar reprieve will be likely.

It is a dark day. Thanks to Robert for passing on from WTOP a Facebook post from one of Black Rooster’s owners, Jody Taylor:

“It is with tremendous regret and personal sorrow that I must announce the upcoming closing of the Black Rooster Pub May 2018. The Rooster opened in 1970 and has had a long and successful run–certainly more than most pubs in the city. However, our lease is up and all good things must come to an end. It is certainly the end of an era. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm 0


via GoFundMe

From Go Fund Me:

“This is the OFFICIAL GoFundMe for Hank Dietle’s. Thank you for all of your requests to help. We are in the process of planning the initial cleanup and determining insurance coverage for the building.

In the meantime, this fund is being setup to assist with the recovery efforts to help bring Hank Dietle’s back: the very first steps of cleanup, to help our employees who are out of work, musicians out of equipment, purchasing replacement items for rebuilt space.

About Hank Dietle’s Tavern: Montgomery County’s oldest roadhouse! We are a small neighborhood spot right across from the White Flint Mall. Drop by for a game of pool, kick your feet up on their front porch, you can even catch a band on given nights… We are the ONLY bar in the county where you can bring your own food or order food in. At Dietle’s there are no strangers here… Only friends you haven’t met.”

As of 4pm about $3000 has been raised out of the $20,000 goal.

by Prince Of Petworth February 15, 2018 at 10:25 am 0


14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

If you were excited about Player’s Club after seeing the coming soon signage you’re gonna flip your lid when you see inside. Last we heard, one of the owners (Ian Hilton) told us:

“6 pinball machines. Also skee ball, b-ball, bubble hockey and like 20 old school video games including my personal favorite, Gauntlet.”

Well my friends that translates far better in photos.  And maybe it’s because I’m 43 years old and this whole place reminds me of my youth but, I think you’ll agree that this place is fan-freaking-tastic.  If all goes well they will open in a week or so – but March 1st at the very latest.

It’s unassuming at first, and oh so fitting to be in the basement.  You are first greeted by a wall of record covers:

And then the magic starts:

A million more photos after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 14, 2018 at 9:25 am 0


Photo via Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service

Devastating.

Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service reported:

“Update (~245a) 11010 Rockville Pike, Hank Dietle’s; Cause, accidental, discarded smoking materials; Area of Origin, front porch (exterior); Damage, Total $500K, incl $400K bldg, $100K contents; no injury; ~65 FFs OS; passerby called 911”


Photo via Pete Piringer Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service

Hank Dietle’s website says: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2018 at 4:35 pm 0


1234 H Street, NE

A little less fanfare than when they turned ten but the special will be Russell’s choice according to Tony T. I’ll echo what I said last year and will hopefully echo many years into the future – Congrats to the one of the best that has quietly and consistently made D.C., the real D.C., a better place to live and work. And drink. And have fun.

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