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Hank’s Oyster Bar, Now With More Bar

If you've ever had trouble snagging a drink at the bar at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont, here's a little bit of good news for you: The restaurant is converting the eight-seat charcuterie bar in its nautically themed upstairs lounge, well, a booze bar. It's called The Up Bar, it'll have cocktails and a limited beer menu, and it officially opens tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Now, a little bit of bad news: Because Hank's previously used the "Charc Bar" area to prep items on its snack bar menu, that menu will be drastically pared down. That means no more cheeses, cured meats, or soft pretzels with beer cheese sauce. Some items that will remain: truffled popcorn, house-made potato chips with pan-roasted onion dip, smoked trout dip, and of course, oysters.

The Up Bar will have the same hours as the downstairs lounge: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday/Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Photo of the "Charc Bar" by Jessica Sidman

  • ThomThom

    How much longer is this woman going to delude herself into thinking she is running a good restaurant and not another bar. Hanks and "Up Bar" meet Trio and Fox and Hounds.

    It never really was a restaurant. Restaurants serve dessert not stale chalk-0-late.

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  • Jes’ sayin’

    Well, it didn't take time for the chronic complainers and civic cranks to show up.

    Two thousand signatures on that on-line petition and the overwhelming support of Jamie's friends and neighbors have drowned out the protesters for now. But, like herpes, they losers never really go away.