If you’ve ever waited half an hour for a beer at a bar crowded with people waving $20 bills in the air, Peter Bayne can relate. With his latest venture, Franklin Hall, the co-founder of restaurant group Tin Shop DC and his business partner Geoff Dawson are setting out to ease your pain.
Explore an American take on classic German drinking spots at Franklin Hall, the cavernous 5,600-square-foot restaurant opening inside the Manhattan Laundry Building this weekend.
He said the restaurant would be managed by Geoff Dawson, the man behind a host of popular Washington spots, including Iron Horse Taproom, Penn Social, Rocket Bar, Buffalo Billiards and many more. (And yes, he was also the former Capstronaut.) And Kornheiser said the partners want to maintain the restaurant’s homey reputation
Smoked and Stacked, chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s fast-casual joint at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, opened Friday with a promise to fill the gap in the city's pastrami offerings
U STREET— The neighborhood is getting yet another bar, according to the Washington Post. The team behind Penn Social, Highline RxR, Big Chief, and the forthcoming Smoked and Stacked is opening Franklin Hall. The beer bar promises more than 20 brews and sausages from chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley. [WaPo]
The partners behind Penn Social near Verizon Center, Highline RxR in Crystal City, Big Chief in Ivy City and the forthcoming Smoked and Stacked in the Washington Convention Center have yet another project on the boards: a 6,000-square-foot American beer hall in the Manhattan Laundry building on Florida Avenue NW. Dubbed Franklin Hall, the project will feature a 50-foot bar, two lounges, large communal tables, two fireplaces, 20-plus beers on draft and a small menu featuring sausages from Ripple chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley.
IVY CITY: Northeast has another new bar in Big Chief, which opened over the holiday weekend. They have live music, DJs and more. Status: Certified open. 2002 Fenwick St. NE; website.
Niketown, high-end apartments and a burgeoning distillery scene have turned Ivy City into the District's hottest transitioning neighborhood. Now it's getting its first nightspot: Big Chief, a cavernous bar and music venue that has taken over a former roofing supply company on Fenwick Street NE
The situation: D.C.'s recent "Top Chef" challenger Meek-Bradley (Ripple, Roofers Union) will smoke up pastrami, chicken, and more for this sandwich shop at the convention center.