The Arsenal, Bluejacket’s Bar/Restaurant, Opens in Navy Yard Today

Perhaps the most eagerly awaited DC bar this year, Bluejacket Brewery's bar/restaurant The Arsenal opens today, October 29th, in the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, just 1/3 mile east (i.e. 5 Jayson Werth home runs) of the Nationals Park's center field gates. This new establishment, from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group behind the uber-popular beer destinations Rustico (Alexandria & … Continue reading The Arsenal, Bluejacket’s Bar/Restaurant, Opens in Navy Yard Today

BREAKING NEWS: Brookland’s Finest Granted Liquor License

Despite protests from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) and 35 neighbors, Brookland's Finest Bar and Kitchen (3126-28 Jackson St. near 12th St. NE), the restaurant/bar collaboration from the owners of the popular H and U Street dive bars Solly's and The Pug, respectively, was granted a liquor license on Wednesday by the Alcohol Beverage … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Brookland’s Finest Granted Liquor License

DC Bar News – Week(s) in Review – October 7th – 21st

The 16 day government shutdown finally ended last week, and so did all of the great bar/restaurant specials for feds and non-feds alike that I detailed here. Barred in DC Breaking News - I broke several stories somehow in past few weeks here or on Twitter; roundup of these stories and media follow-up crediting Barred … Continue reading DC Bar News – Week(s) in Review – October 7th – 21st

The Other Side – the Sticky Rice Liquor License Suspension & Follow-Up

As a follow-up to the story Barred in DC broke yesterday (which gained me 60 new Twitter followers and over 1,200 hits today-not bad for a fake journalist), I took a quick look at the July 2013 Hearing Transcript (you can review yourself) to pull out the statement Jason Martin (Sticky Rice owner) offered at the … Continue reading The Other Side – the Sticky Rice Liquor License Suspension & Follow-Up

BREAKING NEWS: Sticky Rice’s Liquor License Suspended for 15 Days for Ejecting ABRA Investigators

As first reported by Barred in DC on Twitter, the hipster sushi/dance party H Street spot Sticky Rice has been severely punished by the Alcohol Beverage Control Board for ejecting two Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) investigators last New Year's Eve.  The bar cannot serve booze for a 15 day period next month and must … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Sticky Rice’s Liquor License Suspended for 15 Days for Ejecting ABRA Investigators

Barred in DC Furlough Happy Hour – Dacha Beer Garden – TODAY – 4pm

Fellow federal employees (both furloughed and the unlucky exempt/essential/emergency), along with everyone else, join Barred in DC today (Wednesday, October 16th) starting at 4pm at the new Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw, located at 1600 7th St. NW (7th and Q) for a Barred in DC Furlough Happy Hour.  The bar is still offering one free … Continue reading Barred in DC Furlough Happy Hour – Dacha Beer Garden – TODAY – 4pm

New neighborhood page for Penn Quarter / Chinatown

Check out my latest neighborhood page, this time for Penn Quarter / Chinatown here. Here's my blurb description of the area: The neighborhood of Penn Quarter, typically mentioned in conjunction with or interchangeably with the misleadingly named Chinatown (more like Chinablock), is perhaps DC's most urban area. Thousands of folks flock to the area on … Continue reading New neighborhood page for Penn Quarter / Chinatown

The Best Shutdown Deals in DC

As the government shutdown enters its second week, bars and eateries in the DC area continue to offer special deals (as I detailed last week) to both furloughed gov't employees like myself and everyone else.  Eater, the Post, and DCist have comprehensive listings of the deals that have continued; I've pored through these to come up with … Continue reading The Best Shutdown Deals in DC

DC Bar News – Week in Review – September 25th – October 6th

The government has shut down, but lots has happened in the DC bar scene in the past week or so:I had a comprehensive post about where fellow furloughed feds like myself should have went to drown their sorrows last Tuesday. I urge you to refer to more updated lists from the Post and the WCP … Continue reading DC Bar News – Week in Review – September 25th – October 6th