Young and Hungry

What to Expect From Roofers Union, Coming to Adams Morgan


One of the favorite complaints of U Street or Dupont Circle NIMBYs is that they don't want their neighborhoods to become "the next Adams Morgan." But Adams Morgan seems like a pretty desirable place to be lately—even more so with a new restaurant coming from the team behind Cleveland Park's Ripple. Roofers Union, located in the former Reef space at 2446 18th St. NW, is set to open in mid-January. 

Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley will oversee the menu, which will feature andouille corn dogs, merguez sausages with harissa and lentils, and a variety of sandwiches and entrees. Snacks will include cippolini onion rings with barbecue sauce, cauliflower in a mint pesto sauce, crispy pig ear salad, and Denver lamb ribs with curry. Prices will range from $12 to $25.

Like Ripple, Roofers Union will focus on cocktails, plus craft beers and hard-to-find wines. And there will be no shortage of spots to pull up for a drink: the three-story space will include a cocktail-centric bar on the ground floor, a revamped 20-seat bar in the main dining room, and a heated, covered bar on the rooftop.

Image via Flickr user arachaelvoorhee, Creative Commons license

  • Michael Heer

    This is exciting news. The old Reef space always had the best rooftop in AdMo in my opinion. The rest of the bar had kinda gone downhill in the past few years and needed some reinvestment / updating. It's a great space and hopefully they've brought something higher end to the neighborhood as many of the bars along 18th St are dated and dirty. Hopefully the new ownership will be better about keeping the riff raff and underage people out.