Barred in DC’s Top Travel Destinations of 2016

Thanks to sites like The Flight Deal and a pretty flexible job in taking vacation with little notice, 2016 was actually pretty great for me. I traveled to a bunch of places (and didn't go broke, kind of) that I've ranked in terms of my 2016 experience below. All places were great in one way or another-I'd … Continue reading Barred in DC’s Top Travel Destinations of 2016

Quick Update on Bardo River Brewery

ABRA clarified this week the status of the new Bardo River Brewery's liquor license. As folks from Bardo contended here on the blog, ABRA realized in fact that it did not into a consent order with Bardo after reviewing the hearing transcript. Instead, ABRA issued a manufacturer's license to Bardo subject to basically the same … Continue reading Quick Update on Bardo River Brewery

See the #FOIACakes Documents; Court Hearing Set for Wednesday

[Note: My earlier post in May 2016 on this topic engendered indifference and/or hostility from the few who cared, though it led to one Capitol Hill-area ANC commissioner to refer to me as a jackass, which is now part of my Twitter bio. Krepp, the only ANC commissioner to be opposed in ANC 6B, easily … Continue reading See the #FOIACakes Documents; Court Hearing Set for Wednesday

Bardo Officially Moving Permanently Out of Trinidad to Nationals Park Location

Bardo Brewpub officially announced today that it will be permanently closing its Trinidad location, moving to the new Bardo River Brewery just south of Nationals Park in the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. This move, which was first reported months ago by Barred in DC, is required by DC law (specifically section 25-303 of the DC Code). … Continue reading Bardo Officially Moving Permanently Out of Trinidad to Nationals Park Location

A Real Life Footloose Situation Averted and ABRA Defines “Dance Floor”

In an illuminating decision, ABRA ruled this week that Policy's 2nd floor Liberty lounge does not improperly offer a "permanent space for dancing." Instead the 14th Street bar, according to ABRA, "merely operates a cocktail lounge with a large standing area." Under DC law, bars with restaurant liquor licenses cannot "offer facilities for dancing" without … Continue reading A Real Life Footloose Situation Averted and ABRA Defines “Dance Floor”

Bardo River Brewery Gets Approval – Can Stay Open til Midnight

[This story has been updated on 12/3 & 12/6 based on comments to the post below, which you should definitely read] The long saga for the Bardo River Brewery appears to be over. On Wednesday, ABRA and Bardo entered into a consent order, resolving the issues with Bardo's manufacturer liquor license application for its new … Continue reading Bardo River Brewery Gets Approval – Can Stay Open til Midnight