Posts Tagged ‘Dacha Beer Garden’

Where to Drink Beer Outside in D.C.

Beer gardens have been popping up even faster than small-plates spots over the past year. But it’s not all brats and hefeweizens—although there are plenty of those, too. Outdoor drinking hubs are offering a wide range of beers, including some made on the premises, and eats that range from pig heads to calamari. (And in […]

Dacha Beer Garden Expanding Into Chinese Restaurant Next Door

Dacha is expanding its Shaw beer garden to also include a three-story beer hall next door. Owners Dmitri Chekaldin and Ilya Alter have signed a lease to take over the building currently occupied by China Express next door. Previously, the owners had planned to build a permanent structure on the existing beer garden lot, but they've since scratched that plan. "The […]

Where Women Can Get 23 Percent Discounts Today

In an effort to bring attention to the wage gap between men and women, a handful of D.C. restaurants and bars are offering 23 percent discounts* today. The idea is to “call attention to the fact that women still make 77 cents to a man’s dollar,” according to local group Lean In DC, which organized […]

Where to Find Industry Happy Hours

"Industry night" tends to be more of an informal, unadvertised thing. For chefs, bartenders, and servers that work their busiest shifts on Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays are their versions of the weekend. But several places now officially promote industry happy hours and events. And you don't necessarily have to work in a bar […]

Dacha Beer Garden Opens Tomorrow

Dacha Beer Garden will reopen in Shaw tomorrow at noon, but you're going to have to wait another year for the permanent structure and kitchen. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin says the build-out was delayed because of a dispute over the design with the Historic Preservation Board. That's since been resolved: "The changes to the original design […]

Second, Larger Dacha Aims to Be More Than Just a Beer Garden

Dacha Beer Garden isn't just building out a permanent structure at its Shaw location; it's also looking to expand to a second location in Mount Vernon Triangle, PoPville reports. Co-owner Dmitri Chekaldin tells Y&H that the lease at 923-925 5th St. NW is still being finalized, but if all goes according to plan, the new location could […]

Dacha Beer Garden Opens in Shaw Tonight

Just in time for the tail end of summer, all-outdoors beer garden Dacha opens today at 4 p.m. in Shaw. The beer garden comes from Russian duo Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin, who left the corporate world (Alter from finance, and Chekaldin from trading) to do something they felt would be more fulfilling. The name […]

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