DC AREA restaurant
and bar openings
Do you know who’s open? And who’s not? Find all the delicious details on every new space that has opened its doors. Remember: If you’ve heard about one you thought was open, but don’t see it here, they may still be putting on the finishes touches. To know for sure, click to Coming Soon.
The Gibson Laboratory
2009 14th Street NW
Washington’s first speakeasy, The Gibson, has announced the opening of “The Laboratory” on its second floor. Aimed at providing guests with an experimental way to enjoy cocktails- The Laboratory’s cocktail menu is solely based upon cues The Gibson’s top mixologist receive from guest interactions. It’s goal is to foster a bond between mixologist and guest while providing the guest with the exact kind of personalized cocktail that suits their preferences. The Laboratory is open 6pm to 2am Sunday through Thursday and 6pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Ben’s Chili Bowl: Arlington
1725 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
For Northern Virginians who love sinking their teeth into Ben’s classics but have trouble frequenting the U Street establishment often; your prayers have been answered. The iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl has now opened it’s very first, full-service sister eatery in Arlington. The eatery aims to evoke, but not replicate, the same feel, taste, and ambiance as the original through its familiar-feeling menu and decor. The menu offers Ben’s infamous staples- half-smokes, chili dogs, cheese fries, as well as some new offerings- cupcakes from local Savannah Bakery. The space features table-seating, a sit-down bar, a jukebox for customers, and a new patio area. Ben’s is currently open from 11am to 11pm with plans to offer breakfast in the near future.