Not Your Grandpappy’s Moonshine

Moonshine is legal, taxed, regulated and out in the light of day. Guest post by J Palm, co-editor BIDC Follow & Tweet me @charmedlivingDC A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of imbibing with the co-founders of Richmond-based Belle Isle Craft Spirits and creators of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine. What the heck is premium moonshine? According … Continue reading Not Your Grandpappy’s Moonshine

Veritas Wine Bar & Hogo to Close August 2nd; Old Dominion and The Mighty Pint “Temporarily” Closed

A spate of bar closings have hit DC recently, both the permanent and the ominous "temporary" kind. Both Veritas Wine Bar (Dupont) and Hogo (Shaw/Convention Center) have announced that they will shutter their doors after service on Saturday, August 2nd, while Old Dominion Brewhouse (Shaw/Convention) and The Mighty Pint (Dupont) have temporarily closed, with no return expected (at least for … Continue reading Veritas Wine Bar & Hogo to Close August 2nd; Old Dominion and The Mighty Pint “Temporarily” Closed

Liquor Licensing 101- Licenses and Endorsements

In DC, bars and restaurants who want to serve booze must first obtain a liquor license from the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). This post is a primer on the different types of licenses and special endorsements that are required. License Types To sell alcohol for drinking on-site, a bar/restaurant can get a restaurant, tavern, or … Continue reading Liquor Licensing 101- Licenses and Endorsements

India Gate, New Indian Restaurant, Opens in Dupont

India Gate Restaurant & Bar, 2020 P St, 202-293-1555,  opens at 10:30a everyday, closes at 11:30p weekdays, midnight on weekends, est. 2014 [Eater, PoPville], owned and operated by a longtime former cook from the DC mainstay Bombay Club, opened last Wednesday in Dupont. This new Indian restaurant, spread over a comfortable bi-level space, most recently occupied by Eola, serves excellent … Continue reading India Gate, New Indian Restaurant, Opens in Dupont

First #ThurstDay of Summer – July 10th – Local 16

Although we just had a long weekend, we're due for a #ThurstDay outing. For those uninitiated, Thursday is a grown up Thirsty Thursday; previous ThurstDays have been held since October at several favorite spots in the Dupont/AdMo/U Street/14th Street area including Jack Rose, Bar Charley, GBD, Board Room, Bier Baron, Thomas Foolery The Gibson, BlackJack, … Continue reading First #ThurstDay of Summer – July 10th – Local 16

Rhino Bar’s Liquor License Suspended for Five Days For Serving Booze to Underage Student (On Hold Pending Appeal)

Rhino Bar and Pumphouse, one of Georgetown's last remaining college dive bars, recently had its liquor license suspended for five days for selling beer to an underage Georgetown University student in February 2013. [7/20 UPDATE: Rhino Bar has appealed the decision, so the suspension is on hold] The Red Sox M Street bro (top 4 … Continue reading Rhino Bar’s Liquor License Suspended for Five Days For Serving Booze to Underage Student (On Hold Pending Appeal)

Celebrating Independence Day in DC Bars – 2014

Not surprisingly, DC goes pretty much all-out for the Fourth of July. We've compiled another list of bars (other than those already sold out) having events Friday to celebrate our nation's birthday.Hat tip  (for many of these) to the typically-excellent roundups from the Washington Post's Going Out Gurus, Washingtonian's Best Bites Blog. InTheCapital, Fireworks View These … Continue reading Celebrating Independence Day in DC Bars – 2014