Bars – Admission Pending

Compiled through various sources, a list of bars that are scheduled to open in DC at some point. The opening dates are those reported by various sources, usually relayed by the proprietors themselves-so take them with a grain of salt (rule of thumb is to add at least 10 weeks). If you see anything missing or have updates, please e-mail me at or tweet us @barredindc.

Dupont Circle

  • National Tap House – 1331 Connecticut Ave. NW (near 18th & N) – ETA Unknown – 250-seat ground-level sports bar (with rooftop patio with room for 30) near Madhatter currently home to a dry cleaners – reached settlement agreement with neighbors in October 2013 and was consequently awarded a Tavern liquor license (PoPville, Dupont Current)

U Street / Logan Circle

  • Faces Lounge – 1414 14th St. NW (at P) – ETA unknown 2014 – 98 seat basement tavern/lounge serving bar food. Below liquor store. Chatters seem to think it could be a gay bar, but not at all clear. (PoPville)
  • Unnamed neighborhood bar – 2216 14th St. NW (at W) ETA Unknown – Neighborhood tavern in the former Dynasty Ethiopian restaurant space from owners of Federal and Palace5ive, chill with cans of beer (PoPville)
  • Sky Lounge – 913 U St NW – ETA Unknown – Not much information on this place; just spotted that they’ve applied for a liquor license. ABRA tells me that it’s a transfer from a previous tavern licensee. Some digging uncovers a settlement agreement with “MBB” (perhaps previous licensee) and some PoPville discussion about the building being gutted.


  • The American – 1209-13 10th St. NW (Rear off Bladgen Alley, between M & N) – ETA summer 2014 – neighborhood gastropub  from Xavier Cervera (WaPo/Carman, BadWolfDC, PoPville, SALM)
  • unnamed casual Mexican Richard Sandoval Restaurant/Bar – 1547 7th St. NW at P – ETA unknown – Casual Mexican concept, not another El Centro as PoPville reported (EaterPoPville)
  • unnamed tavern– 637 Florida Ave. NW – ETA Unknown – occupancy of 450, brick oven pizza – liquor license application April 2014 (@Hgill)

H Street

  • Sin Bin Sports Bar & Restaurant – 1336 H St. NE – ETA June 2014- huge 200-seat Caps/hockey themed sports bar (with dancing + cover charge endorsement), accommodating 400 (ABRA notice, WaPo)

Mount Vernon Square/Triangle

  • Dacha 2 – 923-25 5th St. NW (at K) –ETA Summer 2014 – huge news as Dacha hopes to open 2nd location in open-air space (historic facade currently in place). Will seek entertainment license and accommodate 300 patrons. 10 year lease signed for property. Local ANC voted to support liquor license (The TrianglePoPvilleWCPBadwolfDC )

Columbia Heights/Mount Pleasant/Petworth

Glover Park

  • Mad Fox Taproom – 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW – ETA late 2014 – 127-seat neighborhood spot serving the Falls Church brewer’s beers, with beer brewed in VA; in old Mayfield & Pine space (WaPo/Hahn, Mad Fox, WCP/Young & Hungry, PoPville)


  • Seven Faces Barroom – 251 Florida Ave. NW (at S) – ETA unknown – 1200 square foot, 85-person tavern (+35 seat patio) from bartenders from Range, Ripple, & Velvet Lounge. Applied for a DJ endorsement (WCP, The List Are You On It)

Adams Morgan

  • Duchess and the Queen – 2101 18th St. NW (at California) – ETA late 2014 – Belgian bistro seating 160 with 12 seat sidewalk cafe and brewpub (PoPville)

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    • I’m sorry, and I’ll probably get jmuped all over for saying this, but I don’t really see a “happy couple” in these pictures and videos. To me Kristen looks sad and worried and she looks like she is clinging onto him. Not clinging in a bad leech way, but in a way that a person who desperately wants to hold onto something does, even though they know it is fading or already gone.Rob simply does not look happy. Maybe he is tired or hungry, maybe he knows the paps are around and he is irritated, I dont know. What I do know is that Rob does not have even one ounce of the look he used to have when he used to look at her. It just isnt there. When he turns to walk away he doesn’t even look back to see if she is following. How many times have we seen Rob in the past look over his shoulder to check on his girl. Sorry guys, but I think things are definitely still up in the air with him. I think this might be a couple who is really trying to work things out, but I don’t think I would call them happy just yet.Sorry, my opinion.

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