In a city filled with killer roof decks, how to make one stand out? Put a speakeasy on it.
That's what Mova Lounge is planning with La Fée Verte (The Green Fairy), which will start taking reservations next month. The ownership there is looking to create a speakeasy within the club that will emphasize absinthe-based cocktails.
The process for getting in will be similar to Harold Black's original technique. There's an unlisted number (Mova declined to provide it) that guests must text in order to snag a reservation (they're hoping it will spread by word of mouth). The seatings are scheduled in two hour increments beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday nights. La Fée Verte will start taking reservations July 1, according to a spokesman.
Once they're in, guests of the speakeasy will have the chance to drink cocktails showcasing more than half a dozen varieties of absinthe, along with a farm-to-table snack menu created by chef Jerry Hollinger of The Daily Dish in Silver Spring. Mova is in the process of renovating the roof deck so it will feature a live grass wall, new furniture and other details. Mova, which has a strong gay client base, has operated at its current location for about a year and a half.
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