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

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

Multi-Concept Establishment From Neighborhood Restaurant Group Coming to Hill East

[Note: The headline and post have been revised on 6/26] [8/23 Note: I've updated the headline to note that this project has been confirmed to open in 2019 and 2020. See if this story warranted retraction by reading the Washington City Paper, Washingtonian, and Eater. Clearly, NRG doesn't want people to think it's "like Union … Continue reading Multi-Concept Establishment From Neighborhood Restaurant Group Coming to Hill East

Sushi Hachi Set to Open on Barracks Row in June

Sushi Hachi is set to open on Barracks Row in June, according to the owner's remarks at a recent ANC 6B meeting. The Japanese restaurant from Steve Yoon, who also has owned Sushi Rock in Courthouse/Rosslyn in Arlington since late 2012, will be moving into the space at 735 8th St SE most recently occupied by … Continue reading Sushi Hachi Set to Open on Barracks Row in June

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

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

Joselito Set to Bring Andalusia to Eastern Market in November

Joselito, a Spanish restaurant focusing on dishes from the southern area of Spain, Andalusia, is set to open in November in Capitol Hill, just steps away from Eastern Market. The eatery, located in the shuttered Sona Creamery space at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, comes from the folks behind the acclaimed SER Restaurant in Ballston. News … Continue reading Joselito Set to Bring Andalusia to Eastern Market in November

The Brig Beer Garden Opens on Barracks Row

The Brig DC Public Beergarden, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1007 8th St. SE (at L St.) opens at 4p (weekdays) 11a (weekends), HH 4-7p weekdays, est. 2006. The long-awaited beer garden The Brig finally opened its doors last Friday, June 17th. The open air spot in lower Barracks Row/Navy Yard (about 10 minutes walk from the Eastern Market and Navy Yard Metro stations) … Continue reading The Brig Beer Garden Opens on Barracks Row

My Brother’s Place

My Brother's Place, website, Facebook, Twitter, 237 2nd St. NW (2nd & C), 202-347-1350, opens at 11a (weekdays) noon (weekends), HH 4-8p (M-F) 10p-close (Th-Fri) 12-9p (Sat) $15 all you can drink 9p-1a (Sat), est. 1980 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] This hilarious dive on a random dead-endish block near the Capitol off Constitution Ave.  (right behind the Department of Labor), MBP is legendary (“FAMOUS … Continue reading My Brother’s Place