Prohibition-Inspired Spot, Heller & Wilde, Opens in Foggy Bottom

Heller & Wilde [2519 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Facebook, website] has soft-opened in Foggy Bottom in the former Bayou (barely Alfred House) space. The spot calls itself a "Prohibition era inspired pub with turn of the century food and classic cocktail menu in the West End neighborhood." Bayou, which had frequent live music, closed last summer … Continue reading Prohibition-Inspired Spot, Heller & Wilde, Opens in Foggy Bottom

Philly Transplant Misconduct Tavern Coming to Penn Quarter

Misconduct Tavern is coming to Penn Quarter [707 G St. NW, website, Facebook, Twitter]. The nautical-themed spot currently has two locations in downtown Philadelphia and is taking over the Redline (and short-lived 10 Tavern) prime space right across from the Capital One Area. The bar will apparently be an upscale sports bar with craft beer, solid … Continue reading Philly Transplant Misconduct Tavern Coming to Penn Quarter

Where to Watch Canelo – GGG 2 Fight in DC Tonight

Canelo Álvarez fights Gennady Golovkin (GGG) in an eagerly anticipated rematch tonight (Saturday, September 15th). As a public service, a list of spots in the District showing the fight are below (I have no information about covers where not mentioned): Public Bar (Dupont) $5-10 cover Lou's City Bar (Columbia Heights) $30 cover ($20 advance entry will … Continue reading Where to Watch Canelo – GGG 2 Fight in DC Tonight

Barred in Portugal – Trip Report

Portugal is awesome. After spending 8 nights traveling with Mrs. Barred in DC and our third-wheel buddy in mid August, I highly recommend making a visit to the small, beautiful, relaxing, affordable country on the Iberian Peninsula. We hadn’t been expecting to make it to Portugal any time soon, but couldn’t pass up a $430 … Continue reading Barred in Portugal – Trip Report

Emilie, New Restaurant from Himitsu Chef, Coming to Capitol Hill

In a massive development for Capitol Hill, Kevin Tien, the executive chef/co-owner of the critically-acclaimed Petworth restaurant Himitsu, is opening up a new restaurant, Emilie, at the corner of 11th and Pennsylvania SE (just a few blocks from the Barracks Row corridor/Eastern Market Metro) in the Penn Eleven condo building. Penn Eleven is the future site of … Continue reading Emilie, New Restaurant from Himitsu Chef, Coming to Capitol Hill

Where to Find DC Bar Specials for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is about to wallop the Carolinas and has already impacted DC with mass cancellations (such as the eagerly anticipated H Street Festival, now rescheduled for a perfect time of October 13th) and a state of emergency announced for this weekend. It will almost certainly not be that bad here in DC, but expect … Continue reading Where to Find DC Bar Specials for Hurricane Florence