The Sheppard Returns with Cocktails in Mount Pleasant

The Sheppard, Instagram, Twitter the faux speakeasy-style cocktail bar last seen south of Dupont Circle before it closed in January after almost five years due to redevelopment of the property, is making a comeback-this time (almost certainly) in Mount Pleasant. Although a lease was signed and announced in mid-November, its location has not yet been revealed. … Continue reading The Sheppard Returns with Cocktails in Mount Pleasant

Astoria Comes to 17th Street in Dupont

Astoria (1521 17th St. NW (b/t Q & P), 5p-2a Sun-Th, 5p-3a Mon, Instagram, Washingtonian), from Devin Gong and the folks that brought you the great cocktail + bao/dumplings/skewers H Street spot, Copycat Co., opened Wednesday, April 24th (as first reported by PoPville). This 17th Street spot, in the long-vacant space between JR's and Agora, … Continue reading Astoria Comes to 17th Street in Dupont

Hill Prince: The Best Bar in DC Right Now.

Hill Prince, website, Facebook, Instagram, 1337 H St. NE, opens at 5p (weekdays), noon (weekends), HH until 7p everyday, closed Mondays, est. March 2017 [Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian, Eater DC] Hill Prince is the best bar in DC right now. I've been to the newish H Street spot (opened back in March) at … Continue reading Hill Prince: The Best Bar in DC Right Now.

DC Harvest Introduces New Spring Cocktails and Friday Lunch

DC Harvest (517 H St. NE, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, website), the family-owned H Street restaurant, recently introduced its fresh new spring cocktail menu. The spot focuses both its constantly-changing food and drink menus locally and regionally, with emphasis on local, as it partners with urban farms across the District. Barred in DC was invited by … Continue reading DC Harvest Introduces New Spring Cocktails and Friday Lunch

Not Your Grandpappy’s Moonshine

Moonshine is legal, taxed, regulated and out in the light of day. Guest post by J Palm, co-editor BIDC Follow & Tweet me @charmedlivingDC A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of imbibing with the co-founders of Richmond-based Belle Isle Craft Spirits and creators of Belle Isle Premium Moonshine. What the heck is premium moonshine? According … Continue reading Not Your Grandpappy’s Moonshine

Bar Charley

Bar Charley, Facebook, Twitter,  1825 18th St. NW (at Swann/T), opens at 4p on weekdays, 10a on weekends, closes at 11p Sun-Thu, midnight Fri-Sat, HH 4-6:30p M-F, est. 2013 [Post (Sietsma), Post (Hahn), InTheCapital, PoPville, Forking DC, Eater, Yelp] A welcome respite from the circus that is the nearby Lauriol Plaza, Bar Charley is one of my favorite places … Continue reading Bar Charley