Not Fake News – CHIKO Opens on Barracks Row Fri July 7th

CHIKO, from chef Scott Drewno  (formerly of the acclaimed The Source), the co-owner of Mandu (Danny Lee), and Matchbox (Drew Kim), opens next Friday, July 7th on Barracks Row in the old DC-9 space (423 8th St. SE, at E St. SE). The restaurant, which is the first location of the group's Fried Rice Collective, … Continue reading Not Fake News – CHIKO Opens on Barracks Row Fri July 7th

Multi-Concept Establishment From Neighborhood Restaurant Group Coming to Hill East

[Note: The headline and post have been revised on 6/26] [8/23 Note: I've updated the headline to note that this project has been confirmed to open in 2019 and 2020. See if this story warranted retraction by reading the Washington City Paper, Washingtonian, and Eater. Clearly, NRG doesn't want people to think it's "like Union … Continue reading Multi-Concept Establishment From Neighborhood Restaurant Group Coming to Hill East

New Brewpub Planned for Barracks Row

A new brewpub is coming to Barracks Row. The Ugly Mug (723 8th St. SE, near G St. SE) is on the verge of beginning construction to devote its currently shuttered 1st floor to Valor Brewpub, after the local ANC 6B, with ABRA approval, amended its settlement agreement in order to support Ugly Mug's application for a brewpub … Continue reading New Brewpub Planned for Barracks Row

Penny Whisky Bar Opens in Chinatown

[Edit: Apparently as of January 4th, 2019, Penny Whisky Bar had closed and new management (building owner and grandson) had renamed the spot bar618 with similar menu as before. Penny Whisky Bar [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 618 H St.  NW, open at 3p everyday] quietly opened in late May (with grand opening June 1st) in the heart … Continue reading Penny Whisky Bar Opens in Chinatown

Dacha Beer Garden Nabs ANC & ABRA Approval for Nats Park Location

In a surprising development, the latest edition of the uber-popular Dacha Beer Garden across the street from Nationals Park has quickly received approval from the local ANC, and a result, from ABRA. Dacha, which hopes to open in spring 2018 in the Dock79 building (already home to The Salt Line) at 79 Potomac Ave. SE … Continue reading Dacha Beer Garden Nabs ANC & ABRA Approval for Nats Park Location

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern Plans Rooftop Expansion

A second rooftop/bar is coming to the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern (PQST) (639 Indiana Ave. NW near 7th and D NW) recently received approval from ABRA to open up a 49-seat outdoor space. PQST, which has been a understated mainstay (if you call the wall-to-wall TVs on both floors understated) in the … Continue reading Penn Quarter Sports Tavern Plans Rooftop Expansion

Plan Your DC Passport Program Summer

The Washington DC Passport Program returns for its third summer, bigger than ever, with 56 participating locations (including 4 distilleries and 2 breweries). The snazzy passport booklet (costs $20, including 2 day shipping) entitles a holder to a BOGO (2 for 1) drink at these spots, from now until Labor Day (that's September 4th). You … Continue reading Plan Your DC Passport Program Summer