DC Bar News – Week(s) in Review – June 25th – July 7th

Don’t forget to RSVP and check out the details for the first-ever Barred in DC bar crawl, this one the 90/92/96 Bus Bar Crawl on July 20th from 1-7p. Hope you had fun over the 4th!

  • Bar News
    • Kabin, the new ski-themed lounge, opened up in Dupont on Saturday, June 29th (near Cafe Citron). Marion Barry (yep, that Marion Barry) is a fan. (Eater).
    • Standard, tired of a trademark dispute with a similarly-named beer garden in NYC, changes its name to Garden District (the name of the old plants + garden store that occupied the space before the great 14th street beer garden moved in (Tom Sietsma/WaPo)
    • BlackJack (Logan Circle) announces a Speakeasy menu with a few $10 cocktails. Ask for the cocktails by name, as they’re not on in any menu.
    • One of the new Italian spots in DC (and one of the best looking spaces of any bar or restaurant in town), Ghibellina (Logan Circle) tweaks their already great happy hour by adding food-1/2 off pizzas. Happy hour (for now) is 4:30-6:30p Tues-Sun. Their pizzas are pretty pricey usually, but this will make them a great option to pair with their cheap drinks. (WaPo/GoG)
    • InTheCapital compiles an awesome, handy spreadsheet of DC happy hours. WaPo’s GOG wrote up a solid analysis of this list.
    • Fritz Hahn (WaPo/GoG) has a story about the newest DC bar fad: cocktails on tap. Hogo, Mockingbird Hill, Bar Pilar, Range, & El Chucho have these mixed drinks on tap.
    • Yelp publishes awesome heat map (using key words from Yelp reviews) of major US cities, including DC. Find out where hipsters, yuppies and frat superstars hang out. (Yelp Wordmap)
    • Compass Rose, a new bar with a global food theme, set to open at 14th and T (on the T side), gets it liquor license finally. Hopes to open in October (Barred in DC guess – mid-November) (Twitter)
  • Barred in DC Activity: 
    • Wrote a post on celebrating the 4th at DC bars
    • Hill Country Backyard Barbecue (Penn Quarter/Chinatown)
    • Bottom Line (Downtown)
    • Trio’s Fox & Hound’s (Dupont Circle)
    • Ghibellina (Logan Circle)
    • Black Whiskey (Logan Circle)
    • Oyamel (Penn Quarter/Chinatown)
    • El Centro D.F. (Logan Circle)
    • Bar Pilar (Logan Circle)
    • Darlington House (Dupont Circle)
    • Madam’s Organ (Adams Morgan)
    • Jack Rose (Adams Morgan)
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