Thursday, September 12, 2013

El Chucho owners opening new cocktail bar on 18th Street

If you like El Chucho, the great Mexican food and cocktail spot at 11th and Lamont, you may need to venture to Adams Morgan. Co-owners Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks are opening a new spot, Bar Charley, at 1825 18th Street NW, in the old Cajun Experience space.

While some cocktail bars can set you back, one of the ideas for Bar Charley is reasonably priced drinks: the Post reports that a rotating menu of classic cocktails like the Sazerac, Jack Rose and Old Fashioned for $8, plus a drink called an Orange Crush with house-infused orange vodka, and on-tap Mai Tais and Suffering Bastards for $7. You may recall that El Chucho has on-tap margaritas, and they are tasty, so I anticipate these on-tap drinks will be the same way.

The place looks pretty great too, Eater has a photo gallery of the inside.

Food-wise, they'll have small plates like shrimp and pork belly dumplings and a marrow and anchovie crostini, which Greenbaum tells the City Paper will be "our elote," after the delicious corn at El Chucho covered in herbs, cheese and cream.

There's a big roof deck too, plus a big wine list starting at $6 a glass, and beer ranging $4 Schlitz tallboys to a $24 pumpkin beer.

Here's their Yelp page, looking like good reviews so far.


  1. When cans of Schlitz are reasonably priced at $4, this city has officially lost its mind. Time to start bringing back the house parties

  2. Well, it is a tallboy. But point taken.


Please don't advertise in the comments, and please enter some kind of name when you comment instead of being anonymous.

If the post is more than 28 days old, your comment must be approved first.