Posts Tagged ‘Speakeasy’

Yes, There’s Another Faux Speakeasy Opening Tonight

It's called the Speak, and it has a "secret" entrance.

No Photos Allowed at D.C.’s Newest “Speakeasy”

And you thought the “speakeasy” trend was on its way out? Not quite. This week, chef Spike Mendelsohn of Good Stuff Eatery and Bearnaise and Vinoda Basnayake of Kabin opened The Sheppard, the latest glamorized interpretation of a Prohibition-era drinking den. The Dupont spot gets its name from Senator Morris Sheppard, who authored The Sheppard Bone-Dry Act of 1917 that banned […]

Another Reservation-Only “Speakeasy” Attempts Secret Phone Number

History, it seems, is doomed to repeat itself. Eater reported yesterday there's a new "speakeasy" called Le Fée Verte (The Green Fairy) coming to the rooftop of Mova Lounge on 14th Street NW. The absinthe-focused bar has an unpublished phone number (not even Eater obtained it) that guests will have to text to make a reservation. This […]

Why PX Ditched Its Secret Number

Today's Y&H column looks at the difficulty of getting a drink at Eastern Market's new 1920s-style "speakeasy" Harold Black, which doesn't publish its number and only accepts reservations via text message. It turns out Harold Black isn't the only bar that's used a secret phone number. PX also didn't publish its digits when it opened […]

Gin and Bear It: It’s Not So Easy Getting a Drink at D.C.’s Newest 1920s-Themed Bar

The wooden door that leads, eventually, to Harold Black, a new 1920s-style “speakeasy” above Acqua Al 2 in Eastern Market, is unmarked, and the inside reveals nothing but a long empty hall. I would have missed it if I didn’t know it was there. The hallway leads up a set of stairs, then down another […]

The Hungries: The Best—and the Worst—of D.C. Restaurants in 2012

In 2012, Washingtonians finally got a bunch of things that have been on our food and drink wish lists for years. After more than a century, we have a legal gin-producing distillery: New Columbia Distillers. Finally (finally!), there’s a place to eat some decent matzo ball soup and pastrami, thanks to DGS Delicatessen. A great […]

LivingSocial’s New Password-Required Speakeasy

LivingSocial is opening a speakeasy at 918 F St. NW. Every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., beginning tomorrow, the daily deal company will open up the basement bar of its event space to the public for cocktails and bar bites. And like an old-school speakeasy, you'll need a password to enter. […]

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