Dacha Beer Garden Resolves Issues with Neighbors and ABRA

The ridiculously popular Shaw (mid-Shaw?) beer garden/bacchanalia, Dacha, has resolved, for now, the many legal issues it has with capacity and noise complaints from neighbors and DC's alcohol regulators. Dacha engaged in some Uber-style lobbying efforts (urging patrons to complain to politicians/regulators with potentially misleading information, firing workers and threatening to sell to a conglomerate, etc.) … Continue reading Dacha Beer Garden Resolves Issues with Neighbors and ABRA

The Speak Speakeasy Gets Busted by ABRA – With Pictures!

The Speak, a basement "speakeasy" bar underneath the old Tattoo Bar at 1413 K Street NW, was recently shuttered by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for not having liquor license, though it had been operating quite publicly for a half year. As first reported by Borderstan, ABRA shut the bar down after an investigator, acting on … Continue reading The Speak Speakeasy Gets Busted by ABRA – With Pictures!