The powers that be behind Ivy and Coney and the recently shuttered Kangaroo Boxing Club have a new venture in mind — a budget-friendly, seasonal drink-slinging retreat dubbed The Good Silver.
Co-founder Josh Saltzman billed the new bar, which will slide into KBC’s former home (3410 11th St. NW), as a slightly elevated version of its siblings. “We will also be adding some cutting-edge technology such as credit card machines, bar spoons, and level floors,” he shared in a release. Key components of the redesign include the installation of a large reclaimed oak bar with seating for 18, plus room for 16 more on the adjoining patio.
Saltzman told Eater that KBC alum Carrie Dzwil and fellow co-owner Adam Fry are handling menu development, while he and co-owner Chris Powers tackle the liquid courage.
“Cocktails featuring shrubs will be a major part of the menu,” Saltzman said, adding, “Everything is being designed to be very approachable.” He described the beer program as “a tight list,”’ but suggested that it would acknowledge local producers.
Hot dogs, a staple at Ivy and Coney, are expected to remain in play. The remainder of the menu, per Saltzman’s release, could include pickled vegetables, cured meats, and familiar sandwiches.
Saltzman expects to launch with dinner service on Tuesday through Sunday to start, before working up to expanded hours and weekend brunch. The goal, per the release, is to open “in the coming months.”
As for sticking around the same neighborhood, Saltzman said it was a no-brainer. “We just really love Columbia Heights, because of the diversity of people, food, culture,” he told Eater. “It's a perfect little microcosm of D.C.”