New Irish Pub Planned Near 9:30 Club

Thanks to a tip from culocho of a capitol life, Metrocurean learned of a new Irish pub planned for 2106 Vermont Ave. NW, just across that crazy intersection from the 9:30 Club.

Duffy's Irish Pub and Restaurant will provide another pre- and post-show hangout for 9:30 Club goers. While there are plenty of options south of the club (DC9, the Velvet Lounge and so on down U Street), the block immediately surrounding the music venue is fairly deserted. Owner Andy Duffy is therefore breaking new ground, where many a luxury condo will follow, and is asking for support in his quest for a liquor license.

Duffy's menu reads like a typical Americanized Irish pub— there are Irish classics like fish and chips, lamb stew, shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage, along with buffalo wings, chicken tenders, potato skins and burgers. EntrĂ©e prices range from $8.95 to $14.95. There are also plans for a patio and valet parking at night.