71 Potomac Avenue, SE via Solace Outpost
The liquor license placard for Solace Outpost says:
“Request to expand the Summer Garden Endorsement, adding 313 seats. This will increase the Total Occupancy Load of the Establishment from 548 to 861. Read More
15th and L Street, NW photo by Jen Chase
From an email:
“Dauphine’s has officially launched a happy hour menu, as well as seating and service at their outdoor bar. Read More
Vermont and U Street, NW
Ah cool! Their Facebook page had an announcement for an event July 7:
“Itching for an excuse to drink outside? #DC, you’re in luck!
We’re teaming up with #60studios for a Patio Powerhour Party, where you can vibe out to an hour-long visual powerhour of 60 music video clips, played at a quick pace & projected on the brick wall, in our beautiful cocktail garden. Read More
6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Thanks to Josh and Sara for sending the updated photos of the former Mr. P’s Ribs lot and soon to be Electric Cool-Aid. You can track some more of their progress Read More
14th and S Street, NW
Garden District with the good word:
“hey y’all we are OPENING SATURDAY 2/22 at noon for our 10th season on 14th street!! we can’t believe it either! the whole crew is excited to see you real soon!” Read More
6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW via IG
Ed. Note: This is the the former Mr. P’s Ribs lot.
It had been like a year since our last Electric Cool-Aid update. Thanks to a reader for sending word about their Indiegogo:
“We are here to bring you hot fun in the summertime. Frozen drinks, things in cans, and a magic bus, all at the corner of 6th and Rhode Island NW.
You may be hearing about us for the first time, or maybe you have been hearing about us for over a year. We have gone from being a dream to having building permits and an approval for a liquor license, now we just need to build this beauty.
What we need / What you get Read More
2348 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Well this sounds interesting, I keep forgetting to post this liquor license placard at the old Bourbon space:
Applicant requests an Expansion of the premises from a Total Occupancy Load of 74 to 307 (seating will not exceed 184). Applicant also requests a Change of Hours, to add an Entertainment Endorsement with Dancing and Cover Charge, and to add a Distillery Pub Endorsement. Read More
1400 Irving Street, NW courtesy Lou’s
From an email:
“We’ve turned the outside of Lou’s City Bar into a patio bar and beer garden and are doing a launch event this weekend with Bell’s. We’re adding tap lines, including up to 8 outside. This launch event with Bell’s will be the first in a series of beer-focused events on the patio throughout the summer.
courtesy Lou’s City Bar
The Bell’s event kicks off this Friday at 4pm Read More
1357 U Street, NW
Whoa, finally some action at a long time Horse’s Ass Award nominee (RIP State of the Union.) A new liquor license application says:
“DC Rabbit Hole LLC is opening Alice
A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 225 and a Total Occupancy Load of 325. Rooftop Summer Garden on the second floor with 70 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge inside the premises only.” Read More
From an email:
“On April 15, local hospitality innovators Eric and Ian Hilton will officially debut Skybox (1400 14th Street NW), their new 2,490-square-foot rooftop bar that boasts a stunning, nearly 360-degree panoramic view of Logan Circle and beyond. Located atop the brothers’ popular Players’ Club — an ode to 70s and 80s video games, music and culture — Skybox is also a nostalgic nod to the D.C. of yesteryear. Read More