Forthcoming barbecue restaurant Smokin’ Pig is remodeling a former Atlas District dive bar in the hopes of serving smoked ribs, brisket, and whiskey this summer. The area newcomer is moving into the space formerly occupied by Kitty’s Saloon (1208 H Street NE); the local watering hole closed last September.
According to its Instagram page and a stream of related posts on social media, the new restaurant and bar is shooting for a mid-June opening. Potential offerings include smoked chicken, fried okra, red skin potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, and slow-smoked ribs, as well as lots of beer.
The Smokin’ Pig team is currently giving the former Wild Western-themed saloon a refresh; the space previously featured a largely wood and brick worn-in look.
Kitty’s Saloon offered “contemporary redneck cuisine” and developed a solid following during its tenure in the Atlas District, attracting customers with an open-air atmosphere, killer fries, and happy hour deals.
Eater reached out to the team for a request for comment; stay tuned as more Smokin’ Pig details emerge.