First, the bad news. Star & Shamrock, the rare Jewish-Irish bar in Northeast D.C. that sells Reuben egg rolls and cans of Dr. Brown’s soda alongside pints of Guinness, announced on Facebook last night that it will be shutting down after a 10-year run on Sunday, February 17.
But fans of the Bullfrog Bagels sold in the same building at 1341 H Street NE can take heart. According to Star & Shamrock’s announcement, the bar will turn over its space to its “longtime collaborators and roommates.”
Eater has reached out to both Star & Shamrock and Bullfrog Bagels. This post will be updated if more information becomes available.
A small deli counter at Star & Shamrock was the first home of Bullfrog Bagels. Former Tabard Inn general manager Jeremiah Cohen founded the company for hand-rolled and boiled rounds in 2014, moving from pop-ups at Cork Market on 14th Street NW.
With a reputation for thin, chewy bagels that rank among D.C.’s best, Bullfrog has since opened a brick-and-mortar near Eastern Market on 7th Street NE and set up shop in the Tastemakers food incubator in Brookland. Its bagels are also available at coffee shops and restaurants all over town.