Beered in DC Release + Barred in DC 7th Anniversary Party – Saturday March 21st – 1p – Right Proper Shaw Brewpub

UPDATE: Get your shirts ordered by March 6th so they arrive in time for the event. Beered in DC, the beer being brewed #ByDCForDC by Right Proper Brewing Company in collaboration with Barred in DC as well as Lost Lagers, will be released to the public on draft only on Saturday, March 21st, beginning at 1:00 … Continue reading Beered in DC Release + Barred in DC 7th Anniversary Party – Saturday March 21st – 1p – Right Proper Shaw Brewpub

Barred in DC and Right Proper Collaborating on Beer Designed By DC, For DC

UPDATE: The Beer Will Be/Have: Copper/ruby in color Not too heavy/not too light in body Old World hops (saaz/hallertau/tettnang) Rye as an adjunct 5.1%-6.3% ABV, and  A Saison Here’s the big news folks. [Now covered in a PODCAST/RADIO SHOW, BEER ME, and by DCist and Washingtonian No, we are not moving to Clarendon. Instead, Barred … Continue reading Barred in DC and Right Proper Collaborating on Beer Designed By DC, For DC

So Long Iron Horse Tap Room, Long (?) Live Boardwalk in Penn Quarter

The Boardwalk, 507 7th St. NW (at E St), M-F open at 4p, Sat-Sun 2pish, HH 4-7p M-F Sat-Sun 2-5p, Twitter, website (est. 2019) Iron Horse Tap Room, the biker-themed Penn Quarter spot with games and a solid beer list, unceremoniously closed on Saturday October 26th, two months shy of a full decade in operation.The … Continue reading So Long Iron Horse Tap Room, Long (?) Live Boardwalk in Penn Quarter

Club Heaven and Hell Sent Straight to Hell – Record Setting Fine and Suspension (UPDATE)

1/30/20 Update: In the biggest upset of 2020 (move over Titans over Ravens), the bar, after being closed for 3 months, actually paid the $90,000 fine and can now re-open as of January 30th. Club Heaven and Hell, the long-time Adams Morgan club (opened around 1991), suffered a massive blow last week when the DC Alcohol … Continue reading Club Heaven and Hell Sent Straight to Hell – Record Setting Fine and Suspension (UPDATE)

Getting Schooled on Cocktails: DC Harvest’s Mixology Class

Brothers Jared and Arthur Ringel, who own and run one of my go-to sit-down restaurants, DC Harvest, recently invited Mr. and Mrs. Barred in DC to check out the "DCH Mixology Class." This independently owned spot, which recently celebrated its 5 year anniversary at its 6th and H St. NE location, serves popular brunches, well-priced local … Continue reading Getting Schooled on Cocktails: DC Harvest’s Mixology Class

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

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

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

Idle Hands a Solid Addition to the H Street Scene

  [NOTE: This bar closed at end of September 2018]   Idle Hands [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, 1236 H St. NE, open at 6p, est. 2018] is a solid addition to H Street from Hill bar owner Erik Holzherr. Idle Hands comes to the space that was the super (overly?) chill Church & State. Erik also ran Church … Continue reading Idle Hands a Solid Addition to the H Street Scene

The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill Closes June 15th

The 201 Bar closes its doors on Friday, June 15th. Originally opened in 2003 as "Lounge 201" (before a summer 2012 make-over), the subterranean watering hole on Capitol Hill near Union Station has long welcomed Senate staffers and lobbyists for after-work happy hours as well as many private events over the years. An appreciation party … Continue reading The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill Closes June 15th