Located at 11th & Park, The Pint, as I've come to nick name it, will be 2 levels. The street level will be very much restaurant/bar similar in casualness to Commonwealth Gastro Pub with an open style kitchen. We'll offer great food, a casual groove, 25 beers on draft and no bottles or cans, plentiful wines and yes, an outdoor seating area. Beers will be diverse including cask conditioned as well as the occasional gravity poured, firkin. There will be 2 "idiot boxes" since I do enjoy sports and I believe few things go better than quality beer while watching some football. Certainly not a sports bar, just some back ground.Sounds pretty awesome to me. I've wished Wonderland had TVs so I could watch games in the past. Anybody else have an opinion? Some people are opposed to the place.
The basement level will be equal in size and will have both a separate entrance and internal connection. The downstairs will have a more playful personality and will carry the name "The Joint Chiefs" while still serving the same food and beverages. There will be 4 8ft. billiard tables, to be rented by the hour, shuffle board, another bar and a spacious lounging area with the ability to section off for private party/receptions. A ping pong table top will be available for covering 1 billiard table for those interested.
Scheduled opening is based on 3DG's renovation of the building but for now I'm hoping for spring of '09.
That's it in a nut shell.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
What will Meridian Pint be like?
Owner John Andrade asked and answered this question on the Columbia Heights listserve: