Thanks for Brandon for sending the update:
“I strolled into redrocks h st for the first time after the fire on their roof and I found out it will be reopening this weekend as well as they host a bottomless drag brunch now on sundays” 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
606 Florida Ave, NW courtesy El Techo
From a press release:
“Picture this: a sunny summer day in Washington spent on the El Techo roof surrounded by luscious treetop greenery with a frozen margarita in hand. But, wait. It starts to rain, threatening your picturesque rooftop relaxation session.
Fear not. Rain no longer has to ruin your time in Shaw’s adult tree house as it is no match for El Techo’s new all-weather roof set to unveil Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new roof will be a 14- foot high structure made from horizontally louvered semi-clear panels, which will allow the sun to shine through, even during those sudden summer showers. When the sky is clear, the roof will be opened from 0 degrees horizontal to 90 degrees vertical, making the roof open-air once again. Read More
75 District Square, SW. 12 Stories opens at the top of the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Photo by Anna Meyer.
From a press release:
“Today, Gerber Group officially launches 12 Stories, the brand’s first D.C. property (75 District Square SW, 12th floor) located at the top of The InterContinental Hotel in the city’s new billion-dollar residential and retail development, The Wharf.
Designed by SLDesign, the new penthouse bar is a sexy, modern addition to The Wharf landscape, boasting a nearly 360-degree view of The Potomac and the Washington skyline.
Photo by Anna Meyer
12 Stories features modern artwork by Paige Smith, industrial-chic design touches like concrete flooring, wired pendulum lighting, velvet, marble, leather and wood furniture and an expansive 26-foot NanaWall, opening up onto an outdoor terrace. 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
913 U Street, NW
A liquor license placard at the Dirty Goose on U Street says:
“Licensee requests to expand rooftop Summer Garden into space over adjacent property at 911 U Street NW, increasing seating from 28 to 43, and increasing Total Occupancy Load from 48 to 99.“
606 Florida Ave, NW
Back in February we first learned about Rito Loco’s roof deck plans. They’re really far along now. I’m told they could be open in just a few weeks if not sooner. Also stand by for an upgrade to their menu – I’m hearing paella could be in the mix. In the meantime – see how the deck is shaping up:
Check out the view after the jump. Read More
801 Florida Ave, NW
Aptly named 801 looks ready to roll:
“Join us for our soft opening weekend this week! We will be open Thursday at 5pm. Stop by and say hello to the 801 family.”
1537 7th Street, NW
Ivy and Coney’s new retractable roof deck is almost done. It took a little longer than expected (and obviously finishing touches are ongoing) but it turned pretty damn nice. There’s a pool table under this tarp:
Separate outdoor bar (not to mention new kitchen.) Pardon the language but Bull Durham fans will be happy:
Stay tuned for an exact opening date very soon.
1833 14th Street, NW
From the owners of Bar Pilar:
“On Friday, October 2nd, placards were posted at Bar Pilar. We are exploring the opportunity to expand the restaurant to include a roof deck bar area with additional outside seating. Plans for the expansion are still in the very early stages.
Bar Pilar has been a part of the 14th Street community for the past decade, and we take the responsibility of being good neighbors very seriously. We invite our neighbors in the 14th Street corridor to join us at 6pm the evening of November 15th upstairs at the restaurant for an informational open house, where we will happily share plans for the project as it stands now and address any questions or concerns at that time.
In the meantime, we look forward to continuing to provide a great neighborhood spot to eat, drink and gather with friends.”
Looking north towards St. Ex and T Street