Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Twisted Horn cocktail bar on Upshur opening on Friday

Good news for cocktail fans or folks near Upshur Street: the Twisted Horn, the new cocktail spot from the people behind Hank's Oyster Bar, will be opening Friday, according to their website.

Owner Jamie Leeds formerly also ran CommonWealth at 14th and Irving, the tasty English gastropub. However, she closed that to focus on Hank's.

In addition to cocktails, they'll have snacks and bar food like crostini, charcuterie, Japanese rice balls, smoked salmon and other things. There will be 30 seats at the bar, 10 at tables, and another 40 at a future outdoor patio.

The small building is next door to Domku and used to be a little church.

Here's the full press release:
Restaurateur Jamie Leeds is thrilled to open The Twisted Horn in the Petworth neighborhood of D.C., which will be led by General Manager Megan Coyle of Hank’s Oyster Bar. 
The craft cocktail bar officially opens on January 8th, located at 819 Upshur Street, NW, 20011. 
The menu highlights seasonally driven cocktails made with local ingredients, house infusions and innovative combinations, in addition to a number of bar bites and locally sourced snacks. 
The opening beverage list features unique drinks such as Saboteur Sling, Ramp & Jalapeno Singapore Sling; Ghostwood Development, Jensen Old Tom Gin, Sapins Liqueur, Port, Salmiakki Dala Scandinavian Fernet, Whole Egg, Savory Spices; and Ideal Cocktail, Gin & Vermouths with Marcona Almonds on the side. In addition, the menu will include classic cocktails as well as rotating beer and wine lists. Bartenders will serve up craft beers such as Day of the Dead Hefeweizen or Atlas Rowdy Ryeand several varietals of wines will be available by the glass or bottle. 
Guests are invited to snack on small bites to accompany their carefully crafted beverages. Jamie Leeds has designed a menu consisting of bar favorites and colorful tastes, such as Assorted Pickles, from their neighbors Gordy’s Pickle Jar; Crostini, choice of Pimento Cheese, French Onion, Spicy Carrot, Chopped Chicken Liver; Onigiri Japanese Rice Balls, choice of Pickled Vegetable, Tuna Tartar, Smoked Salmon, Ume Plum Paste; and a curated selection of Cheese & Charcuterie. 
Designers Lauren Winter and Brian Miller of Edit, in collaboration with Streetsense, have transformed the space from a former church into a casual, inviting bar. The candlelit interior design and décor is edgy and industrial, while maintaining a neighborhood feel. The bar has 30 stools, with an additional 10 seats at high-top tables. There are also plans to house an outdoor patio with approximately 40 seats. 
The Twisted Horn is a neighborhood bar featuring seasonally-driven craft cocktails, classic libations and bar bites. The Twisted Horn is open Sunday through Thursday from 5PM to 1AM, and Friday through Saturday from 5PM to 2AM.The bar is located at 819 Upshur Street NW, in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. For more information please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TwistedHornDC.

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