Young and Hungry

LivingSocial’s New Password-Required Speakeasy

LivingSocial is opening a speakeasy at 918 F St. NW. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., beginning tomorrow, the daily deal company will open up the basement bar of its event space to the public for cocktails and bar bites.

And like an old-school speakeasy, you'll need a password to enter. This weekend, that password is "get your wiggle on," but it will change weekly. LivingSocial will announce new passwords on its 918 F Street Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Founding Farmers mixologist Jon Arroyo designed the drink menu, which includes cocktails like the "Suffering Bastard" with 209 Gin, Buffalo trace, lime juice ginger, bitters, and soda or the "Knickerbacker Royale" with Ron Matusalem Rum, raspberries, lemon juice, bitters, Patron Citronage, Sparkling Wine. (See the full cocktail list below.) Drinks will range from $6-12. And, no, there's not a cover fee. (Which means there won't be a LivingSocial deal for 50 percent off the cover fee.)

The food is pretty basic for now: chips and guacamole, a pita and veggie platter, spinach dip, a fruit and cheese platter, queso sticks, and spring rolls. 918 F Street general manager Rob Hannigan says there's talk about having a local chef create a food menu in the future. Also, look for live music down the line.

COCKTAIL MENU:

918 Cobbler

Aged Rum, lemon, lime, pineapple, falernum, ginger syrup, bitter

Knickerbocker Royale

Ron Matusalem Rum, raspberries, lemon juice, bitters, Patron Citronage, Sparkling Wine

Bourbon Buck

Makers Mark, House-made Ginger ale

Organic Sour

Prarie Organic Vodka, lime juice, egg white, bitters

El Papa Doble

Milagro Reposado, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Maraschino

Vieux Carre

Rittenhouse Rye, Pierre Ferrand, Benedictine, Cynar, bitters

Pan American Clipper

Laird’s Applejack Brandy, lime juice, house-made grenadine, absinthe rinse

Suffering Bastard

209 Gin, Buffalo Trace, lime juice, ginger, bitters, soda

Sazer-wrecked!

Rittenhouse Rye 100, Pierre Ferrand 1840, Pernod Absinthe, Bitters

Photo courtesy of LivingSocial

Comments

  1. #1

    I'd rather pay a cover than have to say "get your wiggle on".

  2. #2

    I would rather have a funky password than have fun haters like you in the place :P

  3. #3

    Really?!? I thought the "faux" Speakeasy fad had jumped-the-shark 4 years ago. And c'mon, do customers need to use a password to enter place that's not illegally serving alcohol. If I close my eyes and say "get your wiggle on" ten times, will I imagine I'm in Raines Law Room?

  4. #4

    I thought the idiom "jumped-the-shark" had jumped the shark more than 4 years ago.

  5. #5

    What a genius idea. I hope they sell cupcakes next.

Leave a Comment

Blogs Linking to this Article

  1. Two years and a company collapse later, the LivingSocial tax breaks are looking pretty good - Housing Complex

    [...] shut down its once-heralded F Street NW site that’s served as a venue for everything from a password-protected speakeasy to a “7 Deadly Sins” Halloween party that drew accusations of anti-Semitism. The company posted [...]

Comments Shown. Turn Comments Off.
...