Like its predecessor, Seasons & Sessions will focus on craft beers, offering more than 40 different brews on a rotating tap list, according to WCP. The Seasons portion of the property is represented on the first floor, where the dining room will serve pub food from executive chef Moe Atari. The menu contains such curiosities as duck wings slow-cooked in a sous-vide bath and coated in smoked mumbo sauce and a 7-ounce S&S burger that includes pork belly, onion straws, and barbecue sauce.
The basement will house Sessions, a music venue where concert-goers can sip brews including a barrel-aged Abita Pappy Van Winkle porter. A third floor upstairs, formerly a private event space, is now an arcade room housing a virtual pinball machine.
Before closing the Black Squirrel for renovations in July, co-owner AJ Fastow told Eater he wanted to maintain a commitment to a wide beer selection and hold onto the “garage-y” atmosphere in the basement, which now shows off murals that pay homage to the drum circle at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, among other scenes.
Fastow’s group purchased the Black Squirrel — which had been known for burgers and beers since it opened in 2007 — in 2017. A second location opened under different ownership in Vienna, Virginia, but has since closed, according to Yelp and Reddit.