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Rí Rá Reopens Today In Georgetown (Updated)

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board temporarily closed the Irish pub.

Rí Rá
Rí Rá

Rí Rá in Georgetown reopened today at 11:30 a.m. after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board temporarily shut it down on January 4.

Twitter user @conncalvert tipped Eater off to the violation. The Georgetowner reports it was charged with "Sale to Minor Violation, Failed to Take Steps to Ascertain Legal Drinking Age" during a hearing on November 18.

A Rí Rá representative tells Eater that chef Ben Thorpe used the time to develop and test new dishes for the pub and upstairs Whiskey Room. Rí Rá isn't ready to reveal food details yet, but the new menu will launch in the coming weeks.

The Irish pub opened just over two yeas ago. The original menu was designed by former chef Christian Struck with a modern Irish dishes and an emphasis on small plates.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story didn't include information about Rí Rá's ABC violation. It has been updated.

Rí Rá

3125 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 751-2111 Visit Website