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Barred in DC Charity Bartending Happy Hour – Thomas Foolery – Thurs April 2nd

Barred in DC will be behind the bar guest bartending on April 2nd
Barred in DC (not pictured) will be behind the bar guest bartending on April 2nd

Please join Barred in DC at Thomas Foolery on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8pmWe will be behind the Dupont Circle bar guest bartending, and all tips and donations earned will go directly to support the Jeffrey Robert Satterfield Memorial Scholarship Fund, which honors Jeff, a high school classmate who passed away while as a sophomore in college at West Virginia University. This scholarship fund, established by Jeff’s family and friends in conjunction with the WVU Foundation (full disclosure: Barred in DC is one of the two official signatories to the scholarship fund endowment agreement with WVU, along with Jeff’s brother), will annually award a scholarship (once fully funded) to an incoming student to the WVU Statler School of Engineering and Mineral Resources, where Jeff was a student.

If you haven’t been to Thomas Foolery, the goofiest bar in DC (as detailed in the Barred in DC’s review from last year)-the spot has free games like Jenga and Mario Kart Wii, sells grilled cheese sandwiches and milk/cookies, along with a solid list of bottled craft beers and cocktails (often with candy in them). There’s also an “Angry Hour” till 7p where you can get a $1 off your drink if you order in an angry voice, along with a Plinko game that sets the price for any Smirnoff Ice you order.

If you’d like to donate, go tohttps://www.mountaineerconnection.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=501. Next to “DESIGNATION”, mark “Other” and then note either the Jeffrey Robert Satterfield Memorial Scholarship Fund or the fund number (3Z567) in the “OTHER” and/or “COMMENTS” text boxes.

You may also mail your donation to: WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place – 7th Floor, Morgantown, WV 26501 and note the scholarship name or number on the Memo line of your check. Donations may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor.

Hope you can make it out and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting fellow followers of the blog in person at this unique spot. Menus below:

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Salty Dog Tavern Set to Open in Dupont to Replace Black Fox Lounge

Salty Dog Tavern under construction (credit-Salty Dog Tavern Facebook page)

Salty Dog Tavern is set to open in Dupont in the space previously occupied by Black Fox Lounge at 1723 Connecticut Ave. NW, Barred in DC has learned. This spot, in the northern part of Dupont between R & Streets, will replace the gay-0wned lounge that shuttered in December of last year. ABRA approved the liquor license transfer on March 18th.

More details to come; check its Facebook page and website for further updates.

[3/25 Update: I’ve learned that this spot will likely have a restaurant/lounge vibe and come from the folks who currently operate Alley Cat  Restaurant & Lounge in suburban Alexandria across from the Landmark Mall off I-395. They hope to open the first week in April.]

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Where to Watch March Madness in DC – 2015

2010 Final Four from the pricey seats I got

March Madness, my favorite 3 weeks of the entire year, is upon us, and as a college sports junkie who loves buzzer beaters and upsets, it does not get better than Thursday and Friday this week for the first two rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I’ve lived in DC since 2008 and I’ve left town (Vegas, Chapel Hill, Charleston (2x), Key West) or taken both afternoons off from work every.single.year. This year is no different, and I will be out and about catching the action during the afternoon. This post lists spots that will be featuring games, with orange highlighting for those places with at least 4 TVs in one room (so you can watch all the games at once) and-quite important for daytime bar watching-lots of natural light so you don’t feel like you’re in a dungeon. Most of these specials are during games only.

Dupont Circle

  • Public Bar
    • $3 Miller Lite &  Yuengling / $5 Stoli and Redbull specials.
    • food specials during all games
  • Darlington House
    • gameday food & drink specials in Cantina
  • Buffalo Billiards
    • $4 Miller Lite / $5 Blue Moon / $20 mix & match can buckets
  • Rebellion
    • doors open at 11a
    • $15 domestic buckets

U Street / Shaw / Logan Circle

  • Ben’s Next Door
    • All drafts $5 / $7 Bacardi drinks
  • Stoney’s
    • $3 drafts / $10 pitchers Stoney’s Amber or Wheat
    • $15 grilled cheese platter (3 grilled cheeses quartered) / $15 20-wing platter / $9 cheese pizza
  • Nellie’s
    • open at 11a
  • Drafting Table
    • open for games
    • beer bracket + most popular on special during national championship game

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • Redline
    • daily food & drink specials
    • prize giveaways
  • City Tap House
    • Tap-It-Ology starts at noon
    • 16 beer bracket – $5 during hours of competition
  • Penn Commons
    • March Madness Beer bracket
    • winning beer will be $3 during national championship game
  • Penn Social
    • open at noon
    • $3 Bud Light drafts and $12 pitchers
  • Rocket Bar
    • open at noon
    • HH specials & free wi-fi

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Lou’s City Bar
    • $15 Miller Lite pitcher specials
    • patio open if weather cooperates
  • Meridian Pint
    • basement opens at 11:30a on Thurs/Fri
    • $4 beer specials on local beers 3 Stars Ghost, DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter, Port City Optimal Wheat, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager
    • $500 prizes
  • DC Reynolds
    • opens at 11a

Shaw / Bloomingdale

  • Ivy & Coney
    • doors open at 11:30a
  • Boundary Stone
    • open for brunch

Capitol Hill

  • Capitol Lounge
    • Barstool Sports watch party Friday
  • Lola’s
    • $4 Miller Lite / $5 Yuengling / $6 house wine & house rails
  • Union Pub
    • $12 Bud Light pitchers / $5 Slow & Low / $4 Mystery beer
  • The Big Stick
    • $3 Bud Light / Bud drafts

H Street

  • Halftime Sports Bar
    • $2 drafts / $3 shots every game
  • The Star and Shamrock
    • bracket giveaways
    • drink specials
  • The Big Board
    • $12 Yuengling pitchers

Georgetown / Foggy Bottom / Glover Park

  • Stoney’s on L
    • $10 pitchers Stoney’s Amber or Wheat
    • $15 grilled cheese platter / $15 20-wing platter / $9 cheese pizza
  • Thunder Burger & Bar
    • $16 “Thunder Burger 3-Point Play” – Sam Adams & Slider special
      • Boston Lager/Beef
      • Angry Orchard/BBQ pork
      • Cold Snap/Crab cake
  • Mason Inn
    • $9 Miller Lite Pitchers, $5 fireball & Jameson

Downtown

  • The Laughing Man
    • $4.50 New Belgium drafts / $18 pitchers
  • BlackFinn
    • open for all games

Adams Morgan

  • Jack Rose
    • Rooftop Madness
    • $5 pints / $6 punch / $7 whiskey
    • 1/2 price food specials
  • Roofers Union
    • food specials noon – 7p
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open early for games
  • Town Tavern
    • open early
    • free pitcher for parties of 10+
    • $12 Bud Light pitchers / $3 Budweiser & Bud Light bottles & $6 burger baskets
  • Pop’s SeaBar
    • open at noon
    • 50 cent wings
  • Mellow Mushroom
    • open early
    • $5 New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA

Brookland

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2015

Young lady doing push-ups randomly at Jack Rose's St. Patrick's Day Celebration in 2013
Young lady doing push-ups randomly at Jack Rose’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in 2013

Whether you are celebrating on the weekend (perhaps the next) or on Tuesday the 17th, I’ve compiled a round-up of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in DC in 2015, sorted by Irish & non-Irish bars, along with neighborhoods.

Pour some Jameson out (into your mouth) for a few Irish spots that closed in the past year-Duffy’s, Murphy’s and McFadden’s (well-it technically had an Irish name). I got in the festive food by attending the tremendously fun DC Whiskey Walk (a post on this soon) last weekend. This post will be continually updated through early next week with St. Paddy’s Day events as bars announce them or as real journalists call bars to find out what they’re doing.

IRISH BARS

Dupont Circle
James Hoban’s

  • Thurs
    • Irish Beer night
  • Fri & Sat
    • bar tours & specials
  • Sun
    • Rugby games / Irish brunch
    • live music 4-7p & dancers 5-8p
  • Mon
    • musical theater & spoken words featuring Irish Night
  • Tues
    • kegs & eggs – 9a-11a
    • Irish lunch 11a-3p
    • live music 4-7 & 8-10p
  • specials throughout on booze & food

Irish Whiskey

  • Thurs
    • 4-10p – $8 Irish Car Bombs (don’t blame me)
    • 10p-midnight – live music & Irish happy hour ($4 select beers & wine)
  • Fri
    • 1/2 price fish & chips
    • 1/2 price Guinness pairings (e.g. Black & Tan)
  • Sat
    • 10a-2p – Irish brunch w/ $1 bottle of champagne
    • 1p – outdoor patio kick-off
    • all three floors open
  • Sun
    • 4-7p – $6 Guinness, Smithwick’s & Jameson
  • Tues
    • party starts at 11a
    • all three floors open

Mackey’s

  • TBD

Georgetown

RiRa Georgetown

  • live music all week
  • Tues – doors open at 10a
  • live music all day
  • Irish dancers & bagpipers
  • Jameson ice luge!

Chinatown/Penn Quarter
Fado Irish Pub

  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • menu with Irish food
    • Irish dancers throughout
    • live music starts at 9p
  • Sun.
    • Parade Day
    • live music from noon-4p
  • Mon.
    • all-Irish quiz night
    • drink specials
  • Tues. (17th annual celebration)
    • doors open at 8a
    • $10 cover starts at noon
    • Irish dancers & bagpipers all day
    • live music starts at 2p; again at 8p

Irish Channel

  • TBD

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/Navy Yard
The Dubliner 

  • Wed-Tues.
  • Thu.
    • Jameson & Redbreast Tastings
  • Fri.
    • Pour Your Own Pint Night & Guinness glass engraving
  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • live music starts at 5p
  • Sun.
    • parade
    • Perfect pint competition starts at 3p
  • Mon.
    • Tullamore Dew night 
    • live music starts at 5p
  • Tues.
    • doors open at 10a
    • live Irish music all day

Kelly’s Irish Times

  • TBD

Molly Malone’s

  • Fri 
    • Guinness Tap Takeover starts at 5p
    • $1 off Guinness/Harp/Smithwick’s/Guinness Blond/Smithwick’s Pale Ale/Kilkenny
    • 8-10p – samples of Jameson, Jameson Black Reserve, Powers & Red Breast
  • Sat.
    • $6 mimosas/bloody mary’s at brunch starts at 11a
    • All day $1 off Guinness/Harp/Smithwick’s/Guinness Blond/Smithwick’s Pale Ale/Kilkenny
  • Sun.
    • 4-8p – parade after-party
    • live music
    • 5-7p – Guinness glass engraving
    • 5-7p – samples of Jameson, Jameson Black Reserve, Powers & Red Breast
  • Tues.
    • 8a-11a kegs & eggs
  • Sat. 3/21
    • 8a-11a kegs & eggs pre-Shamrock Fest

H Street
Star & Shamrock

  • St. Paddy’s Purim Simcha Celebration (Irish & Jewish)
  • Sat-Tues
  • dancing, music and entertainment all weekend
  • doors open @ 8a on Tues
  • $5 Irish Mule Punch and $5 Murphy’s Irish Red specials.

Tenleytown
Kitty O’Shea’s

  • green jello-shots

Cleveland Park
Nanny O’Brien’s

  • opens at 10a
  • live music starts around 2p
  • $2 green Jell-o shots

Adams Morgan
The Blaguard

  • $6 Irish beers / Jameson shots

Shenanigan’s DC

  • TBD

NON-IRISH BAR CELEBRATIONS

Dupont

Black Rooster Pub

  • 45th annual celebration
  • green beer & Irish whiskey
  • DJ starts at 5p

Mari Vanna

  • $4 Jameson shot / Cucumber & dill vodka / Irish coffee

Sign of the Whale

  • 10a-2p – $20 all you can eat buffet (green eggs &Hammered brunch special & bottomless green beer)
  • 10a-11a – 17 cent beer
  • 11a – noon – $1.17 beer
  • noon-1p – $2.17 beer
  • 1p-2p – $3.17 beer
  • $5 Guinness & Crown Apple from open to close

Rumors

  • doors open at 11a for Shamrocks & Shenanigans Party
  • Beat the Clock Specials starting at:
    • $1.17 Coors Lights
    • $2.17 Blue Moons
    • $4 Bushmills Irish Whiskey’s
    • $4 Three Olive Vodkas
  • Live Irish Music / bagpipers / Irish dancers
  • St. Paddy’s Swag & Contests!

Recessions

  • $5 Jameson
  • Specials on Baileys, Guinness and Harp and Irish Fare

Rebellion

  • main bar opens at 2p
  • rooftop at 4p
  • DJ starts at 5p

U Street/Shaw

Shaw’s Tavern

  • 11a-1a
  • $3 Jello shots / $4 Jameson / $5 Guinness / $6 Car Bombs
  • live music 3-6p & 7-10p
  • 1/2 price burgers & pizzas 5-11p

The Brixton

  • live music 7-9p
  • $5 Whiskey ginger / $4 Bud Lite & Miller Light / $4 Stout all night long

Southern Efficiency

  • Irish Whiskey specials
  • real Irish Coffees

Satellite Room

  • $8 Shamrock boozy shakes
  • $8 Shepherd’s pie
  • green beer

Stoney’s

  • $6 Devil’s Backbone Reilly’s Red Irish Ale / Rogue Irish Lager / Irish Black n Tan
  • $5 Jameson or Rogue whiskey

Town Danceboutique

  • $4 drafts
  • doors open at 5p

Adams Morgan

Jack Rose

  • rooftop open at 4p
  • Irish HH till 9p – $5 pints / $6 punch / $7 whiskey

Town Tavern

  • Sat. (St. Practice Day)
    • Noon-8p – $3 domestic bottles / $6 burger baskets / $12 Bud Lite pitchers
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/unlimited domestics bottles & rails
    • 10-midnight: $3 domestic bottles / $5 green drafts & rails
  • Tues.
    • doors open at 5p
    • 5-10p: $5 Guinness / $6 green pitchers / $7 carbombs
    • 8-10p: $10 open bar w/ unlimited domestics bottles & rails
    • 10-11p: $3 green pints
    • 11p-midnight: $2 green pints
    • midnight-1a: $1 green pints

Ventnor Sports Cafe

  • special trivia night
  • Guinness specials

The Diner

  • $5 Irish coffee (with Jameson) + add Bailey’s $6 / $7 Jameson shots / $10 Irish carbombs
  • $9 green eggs & ham / $10 corned beef & cabbage

Roofer’s Union

  • $4 Great Lakes Irish Red Ale
  • 8-day corned beef brisket

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

Lola’s Bar and Grill

  • Tues and Sat. 3/21
  • Irish kegs & eggs
  • $15 – 1 breakfast item & pint of beer or shot of Jameston 

The Ugly Mug

  • live music 5-9p
  • $4 green beer / $5 Smithwicks & Harp / $8 Irish car bombs
  • $10 Reuben sandwiches

Union Pub

  • all day paty
  • $11 Green Beer Pitchers, $5 Great Lakes Irish Lagers, and $6 Irish Car Bombs.

Columbia Heights/Petworth

Looking Glass Lounge

  • St. Pabst Day
  • 5p – close
  • $2.50 PBRs
  • everything Irish $5 – Clontarf, Bushmills, Jameson, Harp and Guinness are all $5.

The Red Derby

  • $2 Irish whiskey / $4 pints of Guinness

Acre 121

  • Sat.
    • live music starts at 10p
    • $5 Irish drafts / $12 Whiskey flights
  • Mon.
    • 5-7p – Jameson tasting & swag
  • Tues.
    • bagpipers
    • $5 stouts / Half & Halfs / Guinness
    • Irish Car Bombs & whiskey flight specials
    • Irish food specials

Lou’s City Bar

  • doors open at 11:30a
  • $15 green beer pitchers
  • $5 Guinness / Harp / Smithwick’s drafts
  • corned beef sliders / Corned Beef & cabbage

H Street

Biergarten Haus

  • Sat.-Tues.
  • $8 Irish Car bombs / $6 Jameson / $11 liter of green Paulaner Pilsner / $7 Irish Coffee
  • open at 1p Tues.

Avery’s

  • doors open at 5p
  • $8 Irish Car bombs / $4 Guinness / $5 Jameson / $20 Green fishbowls

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

Redline

  • $3 green beer all day
  • $5 Jameson
  • $7 Irish car bomb

Downtown

P.J. Clarke’s

  • doors open at 11a
  • 1/2 off drafts
  • $5 Jameson & Jameson Mules
  • $5 St. Patrick’s Day bites

Brookland

Steel Plate

  • doors open at noon
  • $5 Jameson all night long

Georgetown

J Paul’s

  • HH drinks all day –  $5 23 oz. draft
  • scotch eggs / shepherds pie / corned beef & cabbage / pastrami stack sandwich
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Where to Snow Day Drink Today (March 5th) in DC

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Although the snow hasn’t even stuck on sidewalks as of 10am (the writing of this post), OPM (and surely other big employers who follow OPM) has closed federal government offices (including mine, except for those unfortunate like my co-worker who has a pre-planned telework day on Thursdays). For your day-drinking convenience, I’ve listed (by neighborhood, with some help from PoPville, Washingtonian’s Best Bites Blog, and Washington City Paper‘s Young & Hungry) spots with snow day (mostly) drinking specials and other bars that already are open with happy hours/worth going to. Places that are merely just open for brunch aren’t listed here (check the other links)

Dupont Circle

  • Board Room DC
    • HH noon-7p
    • $4 selected drafts, rails & house wine (includes sparkling)
    • free cookies and game rentals till 5p
  • Firefly
    • bar/lounge opens at 4p
    • $10 Bulleit (bourbon/rye) your way + draft (all) beer
    • $5 Cadillac grilled cheese/soup
  • Urbana
    • specials begin at 3p
    • $7 spiked hot chocolate & amaro punch
    • $5 pizzas (normally $16 or so)
    • Barred in DC can vouch for this one personally
  • Grillfish
    • specials begin at 11:30a
    • $6 draft beers & $1 oysters
    • normal $5 Allagash White special
    • additional deals from 4-7 for HH
  • Duke’s Grocery
    • normal HH noon-7p
    • $5 select bottled beers, rails and select wines
    • $7 Hot toddies & Irish coffees
    • terrific sandwiches, you’ll likely see Barred in DC there (across the street)
  • Rebellion
    • snow day HH starts at noon (til 8p)
    • $3 domestic cans / $5 house wines & rails
  • The Darlington House
    • open at 11:30a / cantina opens at 4p
    • HH all day
    • hot toddies
    • 1/2 price burgers + wings + flatbreads
  • Madhatter
    • open at 11:30a like normal
    • $5 Hot Toddy’s
    • food specials
  • Scion
    • open all day
    • $9 Union Brewing Anthem + whiskey / $5 Old Overholt / $1 off Great Lakes Christmas
  • Glen’s Garden Market
    • $4 drafts all day like normal
    • Starr Hill Nitro oatmeal stout on tap at 5:30p
  • Sign of the Whale
    • HH all day
    • 1/2 off all beer + wine + liquor
  • La Tomate
    • bar BOGO all day for beer + house wine + rails
    • mention snowday special

14th Street / U Street / Logan Circle

  • Commissary
    • opens at 8a like normal
    • $4 spiked Chocolates / $4 Natty Boh combo / half off hot cocktails ($4.50 instead of $9)
    • $5 burgers (veggie or beef)
    • movies shown on projector
  • Logan Tavern
    • opens at 11:30a like normal
    • all day happy hour at bar & community table
  • American Ice Company
    • opens at 1p, awesome specials til 5p
    • $3 Astra or Bell’s Winter White beer / $5 Astra or Bell’s Winter White beer + shot / $5 drafts
  • Marvin
    • roof deck opens at 1p
    • daytime HH till 7:30p
    • $4 Stella / $6 wine / $5 rail
    • 1/2 price burgers
  • DC9
    • opens at 5p
    • HH all day
    • $2.50 Bud + Bud Light / $3 rails / $3 Beer of week
    • $2 off burgers
  • The Brixton
    • open at 1p
    • HH till 7p
    • $5 drafts & rails / $6 mulled wine / $8 Maker’s
    • food specials
  • Drafting Table
    • opens at noon
    • HH all afternoon
    • $4 drafts / $5 rails / $6 wine
  • Cafe Saint-Ex
    • open for lunch
    • Specials til 7p
    • HH specials + $8 Irish coffee
  • Ghibellina
    • opens at 3p
    • 1/2 off pizzas + cocktails + beer + wine

Adams Morgan

  • The Black Squirrel
    • opens at noon
    • 1/2 priced burgers all day
  • Pop’s Sea Bar
    • opens at noon
    • $10 Coors Banquet beer + 1 oz. shot of Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey combo
  • Bourbon
    • opens at 1p
    • HH and bourbon hot chocolate

Columbia Heights / Petworth / Park View

  • DC Reynolds
    • opens at 11a like normal
    • BOGO drinks from 11a-9p
  • Chez Billy
    • bar opens at 2p
    • happy hour drink specials till 7p ($5 beers and drinks)
    • $10 burgers
    • $6

Georgetown / Foggy Bottom / Glover Park

Downtown

  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
    • opens at 11:30
    • all day Cocktail hour in Banking Hall
    • $6.95 specialty cocktails & select wines/ half price drafts
    • food specials
  • Mio
    • HH all day
    • $5 select house drinks + house wines + drafts

Chinatown / Penn Quarter / Mt Vernon Triangle

  • Oyamel
    • $12  for a margarita, black bean soup & Mexican hot chocolate
  • Sixth Engine
    • opens at noon
    • Happy hour all day
  • China Chilcano
    • free specialty Chilcano cocktail if you mention “SnowDaySpecial”
  • Poste
    • $15 glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne ($5 off)
  • Silo
    • open at noon
    • HH all day
    • $5 Wines / $2 Off All Drafts and House Cocktails
    • $2 Bar Bites; $7 Burgers
  • Penn Commons
    • open at 11:30 like normal
    • $5 draft beer til 7p
  • Graffiato
    • all day HH

Capitol Hill / Navy Yard / Eastern Market

  • Hank’s Oyster Bar
    • open at 11:30a like normal
    • $4 Narragansett pounder cans / $5 punch
    • $1.25 oysters + $12 shrimp & grits lunch
  • Lola’s
    • open at 11a like normal
    • $4 Miller Lite / $5 Yuengling / $6 house wine & rails
  • Molly Malone’s
    • open at 11a like normal
    • $6 hot drinks (Irish coffee + Hot toddy + hot chocolate w/ vanilla vodka)
    • $5 bowl of chili & sloppy joe sliders
  • Agua 301
    • open at 11a like normal
    • $3.50 Corona Light drafts / $5 margaritas
  • Capitol Lounge
    • open at 11a like normal
    • $13 pitchers
  • Takorean
    • open at 11a like normal
    • $4 craft beer all day
  • Gordon Biersch Navy Yard
    • open afternoon like normal
    • $3 Gordon Biersch beers all day

H Street

  • RedRocks
    • opens at 11a like normal
    • all day HH
    • $1 Off Drafts/ $5 Wine & rails
  • The Pug
    • open at 11:30a
    • $1 Genesse Cream beers from 2-4p for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser
    • $20 donation gets you open bar for Union/Narragansett drafts from 8-10p

Brookland

  • Brookland Pint
    • open at 11a
    • $4 DC Brau Public Ale, Port City Optimal Wit & Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager for folks with 20017 & 20018 area codes
  • Smith Public Trust
    • $5 HH drinks all day
    • $12 burger or tacos
DC Bar News

DC Bread and Brew Closes in Dupont after Six Years

DC Bread and Brew Closes after Six Years
DC Bread and Brew Closes after Six Years (photo by Barred in DC)

DC Bread and Brew, the cafe/bar tucked away just steps from Dupont Circle, closed its doors today, Wednesday, February 18th. The bar announced the news out of its blue on its Twitter account, exclaiming “True last call!” and announcing that every drink (including top shelf booze and draft beer) would be $1 and free pizza would be available until supplies last. The spot, with a decent beer list and a somewhat-under-the-radar patio to grab happy hour al fresco in Dupont, opened in January 2009.

The closing is not a surprise to sharp-eyed watchers of the real estate scene; the building that houses DC Bread and Brew was acquired in fall 2014 to be razed for a new office building, as reported by the Washington Business Journal.

low key subterranean bar at DC Bread and Brew (photo by Barred in DC)
low key subterranean bar at DC Bread and Brew (photo by Barred in DC)
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Patty Boom Boom Goes Bye Bye – Closing After Saturday, February 21st

Patty Boom Boom, the Jamaican-inspired dance hall on U Street, will close its doors after Saturday, February 21st. The bar announced the news on its Facebook account today.

The spot from the Hilton brothers opened on New Year’s Day 2010 and was notable for DJs, rum drinks, and delicious patties (the Guava Goat version was great). The bar will finish out its run with DJ parties, drink specials, and t-shirt giveaways for the next two weeks. It was also announced that the bar will “pop-up” at sister establishments Marvin and Den of Thieves nearby later this year. Plenty of Hilton brothers’ spots thrive in the neighborhood, but there will be one fewer later this month.