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H Street’s Funky New Retro Gaming Bar Is Here

Plus, the summer of Asian street food begins

Mythical figures adorn the walls at Atlas District newcomer Idle Hands.
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Gaming-friendly bar Idle Hands (1236 H Street NE) is offering one free shot to patrons during its grand opening on Thursday, June 14. The latest drinking establishment to go all-in on interactive games including Connect Four and Twister replaces long-standing cocktail haven Church & State, which closed in late April. Idle Hands is scheduled to open at 6 p.m.


A slew of restaurants serving Asian-style street food are on the way all over town.

Arlnow reports that suburban food truck Kovi its opening its first brick-and-mortar restaurant on Saturday, June 30 in Arlington (2921 S. Glebe Road). The owner of the fast-casual restaurant, which serves Korean barbecue, Vietnamese sandwiches, and poke, has already signed a lease to open a second location in Leesburg, Virginia. He hopes to open up to eight more stores in the area.

Bethesda Magazine reports that Rockville’s forthcoming Asian food hall, the Spot, is now projected to open in July. The communal dining hub (225 N. Washington Street), which combines multiple vendors similar to Annandale’s wildly popular the Block food hall, is expected to have seating for 150 inside, plus room for 50 more at an outdoor bar.

Finally, Popville has spotted new signage for the Street Carts restaurant the Phillips Seafood chain is opening in Logan Circle. The casual restaurant (1460 P Street NW), which is focusing on Southeast Asian cuisine, is currently projected to open this fall.