9.01.2005

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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

fabulous. another irish pub for the city. i was worried that my bland cookie cutter bar options were running low. here's to hoping he puts a bunch of crap on his walls.

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Now, now...the guy's name is Duffy for what's it's worth. You should check out the Elephant and Castle. You'd love it. ; )

Anonymous said...

You can never have a enough Irish pubs, at least Busboys and Poets will be open very soon.

DF said...

I can't say that I disagree with anonymous. DC does have a ton of Irish pubs/bar (perhaps Irish should be in quote marks). The Dubliner, Irish Times, Finn Mac Cool's, Nanny O'Brien's, Jury's, The Four P's, Murphy's, that new-ish place in Adams Morgan on 18th whose name I forget, The Irish Channel, Fado, etc. A little creativity and originality would be welcome.

Amanda said...

The trend I'd like to see take its place? The Italian wine bar where plates of meat and cheese are dinner...

catherine said...

grammarpolice had some commentary on this a little bit ago, fwiw.

culocho said...

Thanks for the update. I'm interested in seeing valets on that corner. :-)

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