The upcoming Mason & Rook Hotel will have a cocktail bar called Radiator.
The bar for the Kimpton property at 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW will highlight both whiskeys and rare spirits. Jonathan Dearden, an Ardeo + Bardeo vet, will handle the menu.
The bar name is a reference to the car dealerships and auto repair shops that used to find a home on 14th Street. They'll have 57 bar seats, garage door-inspired walls, bard games like backgammon and checkers and a fire pit. There's going to be a shuffleboard court, too. GrizForm Design Architects is designing the space.
The opening is planned for spring.