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Sugar Shack in Shaw Will Have a Bar

The donut shop opens on Aug. 18

Sugar Shack’s lineup
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Shaw’s anticipated Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee will open this month, and booze is going to be part of the equation.

According to a release, there’s going to be “an intimate craft-cocktail bar” tucked inside. Details are slim, but the donut brand revealed that chef Brandon McDermott will be behind the wheel, introducing a Loaded Frappe.

There’s incentive to be among the first in line for the 6 a.m. grand opening on Friday, Aug. 18: the first 50 customers will get a free donut a month for a year. Expect other promos to run through Aug. 20.

The growing East Coast chain, with local outlets in Arlington and Alexandria, will have a series of soft opening dates leading up to Aug. 18; check dates and hours on its social media pages.

New at the Shaw location is a night program, dubbed Donuts After Dark, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with cocktail- and beer-inspired donuts called Apple Cider, Right Proper, and Stout-Glazed Filled.

Other flavors include maple bacon, Chai tea, banana pudding, and mimosa, with toppings ranging from peanut butter cups to cereal.