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The Good Silver Begins Mixing Up Shrub Cocktails in Columbia Heights on May 9

Neighborhood bar focusing on craft drinks, casual vibe

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The central, horseshoe-shaped bar at The Good Sliver in Columbia Heights.
[The Good Silver]

Kangaroo Boxing Club may be a thing of the past, but the same gang’s right back at it in Columbia Heights with The Good Silver, a neighborhood spot scheduled to debut Tuesday, May 9 at 5 p.m.

Ivy and Coney co-founders Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry promoted KBC alum Carrie Dzwil to partner on this project, authorizing the cocktail maven to work her magic on the beverage program. Dzwil’s solution was to piece together a drink list that celebrates the old (PBR on draft; beer back of Old Overholt and original Coors for $8) and new; a trio of signature shrub cocktails are supplemented by two low-alcohol coolers (kept between 3 percent and 5 percent alcohol by volume, roughly the same as most session beers), including the Lemongrass Ice Pick (lemongrass-infused Civic Vodka from neighboring Republic Restoratives, iced tea, honey-ginger syrup, and sage), and a Shrubmosa (prosecco paired with any of the house-made shrubs). There’s also a communal punch — the Double Deuce ($36; serves four) — forged from strawberry-rhubarb shrub and cava.

Former trapeze instructor Remi Gottheil has created a seasonally inspired menu focused on simplicity. There’s pickled things (collard kimchi, Masala beets, dilly daikon; $6 per trio), charcuterie (think: duck prosciutto, Duroc pork salami, and Argentinean sausage; $10 per trio), and sandwiches, including a BLT featuring tomato jam ($5), as well as buttermilk-brined chicken dressed with pickled radish and spicy mustard ($6).

Per a release, team TGS urges guests to expect a very relaxed environment. “As if your grandma's living room was converted to a tavern,” the owners said in the official statement. The one likely departure from the decor at nana’s house: a mural painted by local artist Chad Brady melding images from Monty Python and the Holy Grail with drinking culture.

The Pythonesque mural produced by D.C. artist Chad Brady for The Good Silver.
[The Good Silver]

The bar is projected to operate from 5 p.m. till at least 2 a..m., Tuesday through Sunday to start, with weekend brunch set to join the rotation later.

Status: Opening May 9 at 5 pm. 3410 11th Street NW; website.

The Good Silver

3410 11th Street Northwest, , DC 20010 (202) 505-4522 Visit Website