DC Bar News – Week in Review – June 19th – June 24th

This week brought the beginning of summer and lots of bar news:

  • Bar News
    • GoG’s Fritz Hahn writes up the Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, a new one-room divey bar with a great name. This spot, located at the corner of 18th St. & Kalorama Rd. above Rendezvous Lounge, serves cheap beer and cocktails, along with solid DJs after 10p on weekends. Star Wars-themed, for some reason (the previous incarnation, the MiG Bar, had a Soviet-theme)-I hope to check this out soon. (Fritz Hahn/GoG)
    • Bar Di Bari, the new coffeehouse/cafe/bar from the owner of Drafting Table, opened Saturday morning on 14th & R Streets. Large outdoor seating area will surely be a draw. Open 7a-11p M-F, 10a-midnight Sat, & 10a-9p Sun. (PoPville)
    • Flash NightClub opens up on Florida Avenue in Shaw. Sounds like it has a good sound system. (PoPville)
    • Kabin Lounge, next to the recently-temporarily-closed The Gryphon in Dupont, is set to open Saturday June 29th. Unintentionally hilarious press release highlights the “aesthetic inspired by 1970s alpine culture” and its “360-degree departure from DC social life.” Bar will only be open Thu-Sat nights at 10p till close. Expect this to be full of dudes from McLean. (PoPville)
    • 1905 announces it will be hosting a 4th of July roof deck bbq with 3 Stars Brewing Co., one of the fledgling DC breweries. Tickets are on sale for $15 advance/$20 door, which gets you access to one of the best rooftop bars in town, 1 grill item (burger/wings/sausage/ribs) + 2 sides & $5 3 Stars draft beers from 3p-10p. (Facebook)
    • PoPville poses a great question: what’s the best sports bar in DC? Lots of votes in the comments for Ventnor’s and Nellie’s, along with my reluctant pick of Buffalo Billiards. (PoPville)
    • New cocktail menu debuts at Black Jack (U Street/Logan Circle). I’ve only had beer at this 14th street spot, but I’ve heard solid things about it’s cocktails. (Drink DC)
  • Barred in DC Activity: 
    • Thunder Burger & Bar (Georgetown): first trip to this slick, motorcycle-themed M Street restaurant/bar. Had a great boar burger and enjoyed a flight of three of the many draft beers on tap. Good beer list for Georgetown, surpassed only by Pizzeria Paradiso in Gtown.
    • Park Tavern (Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront): one of the first (hopefully many to come) bar/eateries near Nationals Park; nice large U-shaped bar with solid beer/cocktail list dominates the small interior, while a large patio in the unique Canal Park is a good space. Slow service for post-Nats game crowd, but good to have options other than The Bullpen.
    • Pacifico (Eastern Market/Barracks Row): solid margaritas on the huge rooftop overlooking 8th Street (bar itself is covered). Only second time ever for me on that strip on a weekend night; solid crowd.

5 responses to “DC Bar News – Week in Review – June 19th – June 24th”

  1. Great round-up. I’ll have to check some of these out this summer. I think what’s really missing in DC is a TX-style dive bar, where beers are so cold they’re frozen and they use shower curtains as doors in the bathrooms. Unless you know of one…

    1. That would be great. I can think of two spots (but not in DC) that kind of fit the bill- Jay’s Saloon in Clarendon (http://www.yelp.com/biz/jays-saloon-and-grille-arlington) and Hank Dietle’s up north of Bethesda (http://www.yelp.com/biz/dietles-tavern-rockville) which is real awesome.

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