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Ivy City’s New City Winery Is Now Scheduled to Open by Late April

Plus, short-lived DC Tap House has closed

A mural intertwining grapes and musical notes painted on the side of the forthcoming City Winery in Ivy City.
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The new City Winery complex that has slowly been taking shape in Ivy City over the past few months has announced that its first music show is taking place on Sunday, April 29 — which means management has six weeks to get the 42,000-square-foot winery/restaurant/entertainment venue fully presentable. Tickets for the full slate of visiting performers go on sale March 15.

The shutter

Dupont Circle is down a watering hole with the closing of DC Tap House (1825 M Street NW). The local bar, which attempted to rebrand last fall, unceremoniously disappeared last month, leaving two tweets — featuring links to Semisonic’s “Closing Time” and Pink Floyd’s “Goodbye Cruel World” — as its unofficial farewell note.


The newly brewery-less Capitol City Brewing Co. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection but has no immediate plans to shut down its last remaining restaurant in downtown D.C. The one-time chain shuttered its Shirlington operation earlier this month, losing the ability to make its own beer in the process.

Coming attractions

Washington Business Journal reports that local restaurateur Andy Shallal is interested in resurrecting his Southern restaurant Eatonville in Southeast. Shallal replaced the original Eatonville on 14th Street NW with similarly themed Mulebone in 2016, then shut that down in late 2017 to give Middle Eastern eatery Ancient Rivers a go; Ancient Rivers closed within weeks.


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Capitol City Brewing Company

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