Posts Tagged ‘Republic’

Marion Barry Performs at Republic’s Blues Night

Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry dropped into Takoma Park's Republic last week for the late-night menu. That's when the restaurant's music booker, Catherine Rytkonen, invited him back for Monday Blues Night. Not only did he show up, he requested a song from the band and then picked up the mic. Barry performed T-Bone Walker's "Call It Stormy Monday […]

Try Denizens Brewing Co.’s Beer For the First Time at Republic

Today is your first chance to sip suds from the D.C. area's latest craft beer dispensary, Denizens Brewing Co. The soon-to-open downtown Silver Spring brewery's Southside Rye IPA will be on draft at Republic in Takoma Park starting at 4 p.m. and on special for $5 per pint until 7 p.m. Southside (named such because Denizens is located on the […]

Cost and Found: Trendy Restaurants Fight for the Best Junk

Those metal shade light fixtures above the bar? They’re jet engine noses, Jeff Black points out on a tour of his new Takoma Park restaurant Republic. Reclaimed Victorian sofas were refurbished in red velvet and connected to create a long banquette, while doors salvaged from Buenos Aires and found in New Jersey partition off the […]

The 10 Wackiest Repurposed Items in Restaurant Decor

Reclaimed barnwood? Psh. Restaurants have been using that for years now. But designers of many new eating and drinking establishments are finding plenty of other repurposed items to integrate into the decor. Behold, some of the most ridiculous, and occasionally awesome, recycled light fixtures, stools, purse hooks, and more. Tractor seat stools at Southern Efficiency: Windows and […]

Check Out the Menu for Republic in Takoma Park

For nine out of 10 Takoma Park residents that Jeff Black encounters, their first questions about his new restaurant Republic are not about the hours, the location, or the food. "The first question is: Are you going to have a bar?" Takoma Park has a serious dearth of watering holes, especially ones where you can get a […]

No Men’s Room at Republic in Takoma Park

Restaurateur Jeff Black learned his lesson at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace: It doesn't make sense to have a women's and a men's restroom. The ladies line up down the hall, while the men's room remains mostly empty. So at his new Takoma Park restaurant Republic, opening Sunday in partnership with his longtime chef Danny Wells, […]

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