A Real Life Footloose Situation Averted and ABRA Defines “Dance Floor”

In an illuminating decision, ABRA ruled this week that Policy's 2nd floor Liberty lounge does not improperly offer a "permanent space for dancing." Instead the 14th Street bar, according to ABRA, "merely operates a cocktail lounge with a large standing area." Under DC law, bars with restaurant liquor licenses cannot "offer facilities for dancing" without … Continue reading A Real Life Footloose Situation Averted and ABRA Defines “Dance Floor”

Sudhouse Set to Open at 14th and U on May 31st (UPDATED)

Sudhouse (1340 U St. NW, Facebook, Twitter, website), a new "beer hall and social club," announced today that it will open Friday, May 22nd  that it will open Sunday, May 31st (with all day happy hour) in the space previously occupied by Bistro La Bonne (which closed in mid-April) near the intersection of 14th and … Continue reading Sudhouse Set to Open at 14th and U on May 31st (UPDATED)

Local 16

Local 16, website, Facebook, Twitter, 1602 U St. NW, opens at 5p (weekdays) 11a (weekends), HH 5-8p weekdays, est. 2002 [Yelp, Tripadvisor, Washingtonian] From the Hilton Brothers, Local 16 sort of helped kickstart the transformation of the U Street Corridor to full-blown yuppie-dom when it opened in fall 2002 at 16th (hence the name, though … Continue reading Local 16

Garden District

Garden District (formerly Standard), website, Twitter, 1801 14th St. NW (14th & S), opens at 5p (weekdays) noon (weekends), closes at 2a (Fri-Sat), 1a (rest of week), closed Mondays except during summer months, est. 2011 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor] Previously an open lot to pick up plants and little trees, the incredibly popular Garden District (formerly Standard) … Continue reading Garden District

ChurchKey

ChurchKey, web site, Facebook, Twitter, 1337 14th St. NW (14th & Rhode Island b/t N & P), 202-567-2576, opens at 4p (weekdays) noon (weekends), closes at 1a except Fri-Sat (2a), est. 2009 [Yelp, WaPo, Tripadvisor, Urbanspoon, D.C. Foodies, Frommer's, Fodor's] This is probably the best beer bar and the most popular bar for non-tourist adults (25+) in DC.  Massive beer list … Continue reading ChurchKey