A new sports bar is coming to the space formerly occupied by Daavi's West African Restaurant, which closed in 2006, and has remained vacant ever since.
After years of no official sports bar on H Street, we actually have two in the works. Sin Bin (a nickname for the penalty box in hockey) is coming to 1336 H Street. Sin Bin, with its total occupancy load of 400, is much larger than Halftime, but I bet we can accommodate two sports bars as long as they offer different experiences. Did you know we were originally slated to have a sports bar called the Olympic as one of the original Joe Englert associated bars?
According to an email sent out on the listserv overnight, there are actually three new sports bars headed to the 1300 & 1400 blocks. The third, which doesn't yet have a name, is supposed to go into the long vacant Micky's space at 1362 H Street. Three sports bars within a block of each other does seem like a lot. Thoughts?
Also of note: Karl Graham, who is listed as the contact on the ABRA notice, is the owner of the Elroy (1423 H Street).
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posting Date: January 31, 2014
Petition Date: March 17, 2014
Hearing Date: March 31, 2014
Protest Hearing Date: May 21, 2014
License No.: ABRA-094107
Licensee: New York Avenue Beach Bar LLC
Trade Name: Halftime Sports Bar
License Class:Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern
Address: 1427 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Contact: Karl Graham 240-832-8526
WARD 6 ANC 6A SMD 6A06
Notice is hereby given that this applicant has applied for a license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. Petitions and/or requests to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date. The Protest Hearing Date is scheduled for May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm.
NATURE OF OPERATION
This is a new “C” Tavern. Sports Bar with sports shows on TV’s throughout the bar. Food to be served will be french fries, hamburgers and chicken wings.
HOURS OF OPERATION/ HOURS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES/SERVICE/CONSUMPTION/LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Sunday from 10am - 2am, Monday through Thursday 12pm – 2am, Friday from 12pm – 3am and Saturday from 10am to 3am