Posts Tagged ‘Red Light’

Red Light Expands Beyond Sweets

If you didn’t want to wind up in a sugar coma at 14th Street NW’s Red Light, you were previously limited to cheddar straws and popcorn. Now the cocktail and dessert bar has expanded its savory options with a “crostini bar,” flatbreads, and other bar snacks. The crostini options ($6 to $8) include toppings like infused […]

What’s in a Name? For Restaurants, Everything.

It could have been called Scotch and Sofa. Or worse: Couch. Those were some of the names that The Fainting Goat owners Greg Algie and Henry Bruce spitballed for their U Street NW restaurant before it opened last winter. The building, after all, once belonged to a home furnishings shop. “In his head, he was just […]

Where to Get a Beer for $1.75 on the 14th Street Corridor

The 14th Street NW corridor is better known for $14 cocktails than cheap drinks. But it turns out you can actually get a can of beer for $1.75 in the trendy dining neighborhood. Red Light—yes, the cocktail and dessert bar whose name references 14th Street's past reputation for prostitution—launches a happy hour on April 28 […]

New Cocktail and Dessert Bar Pays Homage to Logan Circle’s Prostitution Past

Up until now, restaurateur Aaron Gordon hasn't said much about his new concept replacing Bar di Bari on 14th Street NW, except that it will be called Red Light. It turns out that the name is in fact a reference to the neighborhood's "colorful past as a red light district in the nation’s capital." The cocktail […]

Bar di Bari Will Close at the End of This Weekend

Last call for coffee and pastries at Bar di Bari. Restaurateur Aaron Gordon is closing down his "European-style" cafe on 14th Street NW to make way for a new undisclosed concept on Sunday, Jan. 26. Still no word on exactly what Gordon will replace Bar di Bari with except that it will be called Red […]