Barred in DC has learned that Bar Charley, the six-month old spot in north Dupont, has reached a settlement agreement with neighbors, allowing it to serve alcohol two hours later each night. As a result, the establishment can stay open until 1a on weekday nights, 2a on weekends; doors will close to new patrons 30 minutes before that.
In exchange for the dropping of the protest (which was discussed earlier here), Bar Charley has agreed to the hours just mentioned (it had been seeking full hours-2a/3a), sound mitigation, trash collection procedures, offering full menu (kitchen must be open 90 minutes before closing), keeping tables in dining space until close, and other restrictions intended to placate neighbors who want it to prevent from turning into a full-fledged bar rather than a restaurant.
ABRA still has to approve the settlement, which should take place shortly, before Bar Charley can be open past midnight for the first time ever. Soon, it will be joined by a promising whiskey-focused joint across the street, Rebellion (which can be open until 2a/3a if it keeps the liquor license as the previous tenant, Mum Mum; together with the nearby Jack Rose, the area will soon have a number of spots for adults to enjoy.
3/19 PM Edit: The settlement agreement can be read here: Settlement Agreement Bar Charley ANC 2B et al.
This post has been revised to reflect the provisions of the settlement agreement.
4/15 Edit: Bar Charley is now officially open for these later hours.