1932 9th Street, NW
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Mid-July
Opening in the basement of Sugar Shack’s forthcoming Shaw doughnut shop, owner Rob Krupicka (former Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates) will introduce an experimental bar with a menu featuring 30 to 40 different mini cocktails (“tapas-style”) where customers can mix and match in flights. Half-to three-quarter-portion drinks will be available in flights at Nocturne. Captain Gregory’s Executive Chef Brandon McDermott will prepare a small menu of gourmet snacks to match with the drinks, such as duck jerky and deviled eggs. A salmon belly rillette with sea beans, cucumber espuma, and olive oil “caviar” will be served in a jewelry box. There will also be doughnuts and foie gras marshmallows.