Favorite DC Bars of PoPville Readers – 2019 Edition

PoPville recently reprised (ok, 3 months ago in March, but I've been busy, uh, tweeting) his Friday question of the day: Who/Where are the Best Bars in D.C.? Just like Barred in DC analyzed 5 years ago when basically the same question was asked, I'm doing it again. Around 110 bars made the cut (not … Continue reading Favorite DC Bars of PoPville Readers – 2019 Edition

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

Shake-Up on Barracks Row – Say Hello to Finn McCool’s (Again) & Tio Javier

Visitors to Barracks Row will see some changes to a few of the eateries/bars on the 8th Street SE strip owned by Xavier Cervera's group.  Molly Malone's is now called Finn McCool's, which was the name of the bar that previously occupied the space before Molly's opened in 2009. Pacifico Cantina is now Tio Javier. … Continue reading Shake-Up on Barracks Row – Say Hello to Finn McCool’s (Again) & Tio Javier

Barred in DC’s Hot Takes

A list of hot take opinions that Barred in DC actually holds, with varying levels of rational thinking or time spent considering the implications or impact on others. I'm guessing many will not be popular (particularly the last one). Subtweets are encouraged. Adams Morgan is the best neighborhood in DC 150 hours of the week. … Continue reading Barred in DC’s Hot Takes

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

Where to Watch the Presidential Debates in DC – 2016

Because it's DC, plenty of bars will be hosting Presidential (and VP) debate watch parties in the lead up to the 2016 general election. Whether this is terrible or "This Is Why I Love DC" is debatable (as someone who cares more about my local ANC and ABRA decisions than Congress, it's clear where I stand). … Continue reading Where to Watch the Presidential Debates in DC – 2016

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

Attention DC Local Journalists: Include Cross Streets With Addresses

As a reader of every legitimate news source about DC local news (real estate development, crime, and of course, bars/restaurants), Barred in DC has observed great reporting by legitimate journalists and full-time(ish) bloggers alike. Folks have found their own voices as well as collectively comprehensively covering the scene. That being said, /rant begins/ could y'all include cross streets once … Continue reading Attention DC Local Journalists: Include Cross Streets With Addresses