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One of DC’s Best Lowkey Cocktail Bars – 600 T – Reopens for Patio Seating and Take-Out Thursday

A selection of 4 cocktails to go at 600 T

Patio in progress of being finished at 600 T last week.

One of DC’s best lowkey, unassuming cocktail bars, 600 T (Facebook, Instagram, website, 600 T NW at Florida), opens its new colorful back patio, with takeout drinks available, starting this Thursday. The spot will be open Thu-Sat evenings from 5p-midnight. Reservations for the 24 seat patio can be made via Resy.

To comply with ABRA regulations, a short snack menu of housemade beef jerky ($7 chili-garlic or siracha were the flavors available early), savory nuts ($3), or popcorn w/ berbere ($3) is available.

At first, takeout bottled cocktails (some stirred cocktails will come with ice, otherwise ready to drink) will be sold to walk-ins or those at the patio. Starting next week, cocktails can also be purchased in advance on 600 T’s website.

I was invited to try out four of the bottled cocktails (mostly $12):

1) mezcal (muddle cucumber, blackberries, lemon basic, soda)
2) chartreuse (bell pepper juice, lime, prosecco)
3) rum (lime juice, creme de banana, cardomom maple syrup, pineapple juice, ginger juice, paranubes, tepache (sweetened fermented drink from pineapple rind/skin)
4) absinthe (Italicus (Italian liquer), lime juice, aperol, grapefruit-vanilla shrub, muddled mind, float of Peychaud’s bitters).

All of them were creative and unique (only the chartreuse wasn’t my cup of tea). The jerky was awesome as well.  Owner Stephen Lawrence to expect boozy Italian ice drinks as well as beer cocktails made with tapeche in the future. 

Menu below (subject to change)

 

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

Beered in DC pre-fermentation


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 p.m. (end time TBA). This free-to-attend event, held at Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub (625 T St. NW), will also “celebrating” SEVEN years since Barred in DC ignominiously was launched on a fateful day in March 2013.  As you should know, this beer, generally in the saison style of beers, was created based on a series of Barred in DC’s not-quite-but-should-be-trademarked Twitter polls (see here for details on results).

Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Barred in DC met with Right Proper’s head brewer, Bobby Bump, and Lost Lager’s Michael Stein, as well as Matt and Kelsey, two awesome Twitter followers who won a “contest” to join them, to brew the beer. It will be copper/ruby in color; not too heavy/not too light in body; made with German/Czech hops; rye used in the brewing; and around 6.0% ABV. The beers are currently fermenting in a 5 barrel tank, which produces about 10 kegs (over 1600 12 oz beers). Expect the beer to be on tap for at least a couple weeks.

Beered in DC, logged.

Look for more details in this space as the event gets closer; there will likely be Barred in DC giveaways and hopefully some merchandise for sale. To be eligible for any giveaways, make sure you follow Barred in DC on Twitter and/or Instagram; ditto for Right Proper. We will be excited to meet everyone IRL we’ve met in person over the years while we see how wise the public was in devising the beer’s attributes.

The collaboration has already been covered by a Beer Me, a live radio show/podcast recorded on Full Service Radio and by DCist and Washingtonian.

Grains about to be Brewed

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 in DC is teaming up with the great folks at DC’s own Right Proper Brewing Company (head brewer, Bobby Bump) as well as Michael Stein (Lost Lagers, DCBeer.com) to collaborate on a new beer designed by DC, for DC (well, our Twitter followers at least).

We’ve devised a series of Twitter polls querying DC on their preferred beer characteristics (including appearance, body, hops, other ingredients, ABV, and others). The beer will be crafted based on whatever characteristics are the top result of each poll, which will be tweeted out over the next few weeks. This may be either brilliance or madness (why not both?), but the beer will be available for all at a release party at Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub in the coming months (TBD date).

This idea was hatched when Mr. and Mrs. Barred attended the wildly successful collaboration with Black Brew Movement for a Cuffing Saison earlier this month. Bobby and Michael have always been great supporters of Barred in DC, so this is a great fit.

Let the polling and brewing begin.

Polls

Appearance/Color (1528 votes): Copper/Ruby (33.2%), Pale/Hazy (30.4%), Pale/Clear (18.8%), Dark as Night (17.6%)

Body (733 votes): Not too heavy/too Light (39.6%), Light/Crisp (37%), Creamy/Thick/Robust (23.5%)

Type of Hops (489 votes): Old World (41.5%), New School (25.2%), Old School (22.7%), No Hops on Brew Day (10.6%)

Specific Type of Hops (328 votes): Saaz/Hallertau/Tettnang (38%), Northern Brewer/Fuggle/East Kent Golding (27%), Perle/Lublin/Fuggle (21%), Northern Brewer/East Kent Golding/Tettnang (14%)

Adjunct (498 votes): Rye (37.3%), Honey (31.5%), Flaked Barley (19.3%), Dark Candi Sugar (11.8%)

More Wild Card Ingredients (291 votes): Please no mas (46.7%), Citrusy fruit peel (26.8%), local spice blend (26.5%)

ABV (586 votes): 5.1-6.3% (41.6%), 6.4-7.6% (22.4%), 7.7-8.9% (18.8%), 3.8-5.0 (17.2%)

Favorite Right Proper Beer (203 votes): Raised by Wolves (55.7%), Haxan (18.7%), Baron Corvo (14.8%), Blanc Slate (10.8%)

Beer Style (874 votes): Saison (50.2%), Lager (49.8%)