Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration’

Dupont Circle Citizens Take on Loud Nightclubs, One Decibel Reading at a Time

The music emanating from the rooftop at Dupont’s RoseBar Lounge just after midnight one recent Sunday morning is an indiscernible muffled hum. All that can be heard outside the back of the lounge is the discord of overlapping house music beats through the speakers, with occasionally intelligible lyrics about fulfilling a woman’s fantasy. The repetitive […]

License to Swill: D.C.’s Unique Booze Laws Allow a Way Around the Middleman. Guess Who Isn’t Happy?

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Echoes of Shaw’s Tavern Fiasco at Engine Company 12

When Shaw's Tavern ran afoul of city liquor rules last year, resulting in the Florida Avenue eatery's abrupt closure, it prompted immediate speculation about the fate of Engine Company 12, the proposed three-floor restaurant and bar at the old firehouse on North Capitol Street and Quincy Place. That's because both businesses had the same proprietor: […]

D.C. Liquor Officials Investigating Heritage India Incident

It was only a matter of time. WTOP is reporting that the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) has ordered its own inquiry into the deadly violence at Heritage India restaurant in Dupont Circle over the weekend. The ABC Board will be discussing the matter in private during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday.

There’s A Tear In My Beer: No More Growlers at D’Vines and De Vinos

Beer and wine emporiums D'Vines in Columbia Heights and De Vinos in Adams Morgan are no longer filling and selling growlers of beer to go. On Saturday, an official from the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) told manager George Aguilar that the filling of sealed containers was permitted only for businesses with a manufacturer’s Class […]

Wot Time Is It? Ethiopian Eatery Dukem Tries to Stay Open 24 Hours

U Street tibs and fitfit temple Dukem (City Paper readers' pick for "Best Ethiopian Restaurant 2011") will make its case next week to stay open around the clock, neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth reports. According to a placard posted in the window, a hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22 before the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control […]

Growler District: DC Brau Paves Way for Draft Beer Take-Out

DC Brau is at it again. Brewery founders Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall's crusade for D.C. beverage law reform started in February, when they wrote and introduced a law, that subsequently passed, allowing District breweries to serve beer at on-site tasting rooms. A month ago, despite a precedent that growlers were not kosher in D.C., […]

DC Brau Growlers Are Here, Just In Time for July 4th

Each year, when Independence Day rolls around, Y&H gives a friendly reminder to celebrate the holiday with American beer. This time, you can do even better. On Saturday, DC Brau Brewing Company, the first production brewery to operate in the District in decades, will be selling growlers at its tasting room. "We couldn't stand the thought […]

Pour Self-Esteem

“Buyer beware,” the server says, “the first one is always foamy.” We were seated in a dark subterranean booth at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, receiving instructions on how to pour our own beers from two shiny tap handles installed in the table in front of us. The directions seemed simple enough: Pull the lever […]

Beloved Wings Hub Duffy’s Irish Pub Fights for Later Hours

It's not every day that an angry neighbor complains to city officials about the local bar closing too early. Quite the contrary. But in the case of Duffy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Young & Hungry's favorite spot for wings now four years running, nearby residents seem willing to make an exception. WRC-TV weekend anchor Craig […]