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

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

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

Bardo River Brewery Approved – Kind Of, Sort Of

[UPDATE: Bardo is appealing order to DC courts, claiming that ABRA engaged in illegal ex parte communications with ANC and Nationals. See Bardawg's comment below: https://barredindc.com/2016/10/06/bardo-river-brewery-approved-kind-of-sort-of/comment-page-1/#comment-57491] Yesterday, ABRA issued an unusual preliminary decision regarding the proposed new Bardo brewery just south of Nationals Park. Basically, ABRA is allowing Bardo to operate a brewery on the Anacostia River site … Continue reading Bardo River Brewery Approved – Kind Of, Sort Of

Bardo Plans to Shutter Trinidad Location and Sell Cans if Nats Park Location Approved

At a contentious ABRA fact-finding hearing on August 10th, Bill Stewart, the owner of Bardo, told the board that he would close the Trinidad/Bladensburg Rd. location if the ABRA approves his manufacturer's license application for Bardo River Brewery just south of Nationals Park on the Anacostia in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The owner also expects to … Continue reading Bardo Plans to Shutter Trinidad Location and Sell Cans if Nats Park Location Approved

Bardo Tries Again on the Anacostia Riverfront

After losing its bid for a liquor license for Bardo Big River just south of Nationals Park (as first reported by Barred in DC), the folks behind Bardo are trying a different tack with ABRA. This time, instead of seeking for a bar (tavern) liquor license, the renamed Bardo River Brewery has applied for a Class B manufacturer's license-a brewery … Continue reading Bardo Tries Again on the Anacostia Riverfront

ABRA Denies Liquor License for Bardo Big River by Nationals Park

[This post has been updated] Barred in DC has learned that the ABRA Board has denied in full a liquor license for Bardo Big River, the riverfront beer garden across from Nationals Park. The Bardo folks already had started construction and hiring - hoping to start in April or May for the baseball season. Bardo … Continue reading ABRA Denies Liquor License for Bardo Big River by Nationals Park

Bardo’s Beer Garden Just South of Nationals Park Gets the ABRA Treatment

[This post has been edited since publication.] Bardo Big River (25 Potomac Ave. SE), the second beer garden/brewpub from longtime area brewer Bill Stewart, is planning to open its gates to up to 750 patrons sometime in April or early May. An advertisement for servers and other support staff was posted on Craigslist earlier this … Continue reading Bardo’s Beer Garden Just South of Nationals Park Gets the ABRA Treatment