“On April 30th, 2018, we will be closing our doors as we evolve the concept that is Church & State, the Atlas District’s very first cocktail bar,” management wrote in a farewell note posted on the bar’s website. “We are beyond excited about the future and will be taking the best parts of C&S and melding it with something fresh and fun.”
A spokeswoman for Church & State tells Eater the new bar is projected to debut “around the last week of May.” She declined to offer any specifics about what may carry over or what will be different about the new venture, stating “that is currently a secret.”
Church & State (1236 H Street NE) is part of the family of bars created by drink guru Erik Holzherr (Wisdom, Atlas Arcade). In addition to showcasing classic cocktails — Negronis, Manhattans, rickeys, and more remain on the core menu — Church & State also featured assorted whiskies and served communal punch bowls.
A farewell celebration is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 29.