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Adams Morgan Has a New Rooftop Bar Option for Fourth of July Weekend

Plus, Columbia Heights’s new Korean steakhouse is here

The Imperial’s new rooftop features a sun shade, two flat screen TVs, and 180-degree city views.
The Imperial/official photo
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

The Imperial, the multi-level Adams Morgan bar from the owner of Jack Rose, opens its two-tier rooftop Friday for the first time since opening last fall.

The bar will roll out a weekday happy hour (4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday) with discounted seafood towers and raw bar items, snack boards, wine and beer specials, and $12 cocktails. New dishes from chef Russell Jones include a platter of raw summer veggies; carbonara flanked with smoked corn, zucchini, garlic chips, and pecorino; ceviche; Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes; mussels; and Rohan duck breast. Cocktail director Andy Bixby is making seasonal cocktails with clarified watermelon and rhubarb.

Tables can fit two to six, with limited capacity for 26 al fresco seats at a time. Inside seating comes online on Wednesday, July 8.

In other news...

  • Reveler’s Hour, the pasta place and wine bar from the owners of Tail Up Goat, reopens for indoor dining tonight. The restaurant is taking online reservations for three-course, $45 meals with options like crab bucatini or smoked scallops with English peas and chiles.
  • Popville flagged opening day signage for Iron Age, the long-awaited Korean steakhouse in Columbia Heights (14th and Monroe Street NW).
  • On the same strip, Creole on 14th has opened in the former El Tio space with an oyster bar, Muffalettas, and other New Orleans-style dishes.
  • Primrose co-owner Sebastian Zutant linked up with Menchie’s owners Nick Guglietta and Anthony Aligo to open a new wine bar called Barkada in a former frozen yogurt store (1939 12th Street NW), reports WCP.
  • A new cocktail bar is en route to mixed-use development Liz this fall (1705 14th Street NW). Jane Jane comes from D.C. hospitality vets Jean Paul (J.P.) Sabatier, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield. The bar builds on the success of the friends’ Southern-inspired pop-up Dot’s Spot on BKK Cookshop’s patio in 2017.
  • Downtown’s edition of Little Sesame just reopened for walk-up ordering with new hummus bowls, pita sandwiches, meal kits, and provisions. Its Chinatown location continues to operate as a community kitchen in partnership with World Central Kitchen.
Anna Meyer/Little Sesame
  • A Baltimore family announced on TMZ that it will file a discrimination lawsuit against Atlas Restaurant Group after the company’s Ouzo Bay cited its racist dress code to deny a mother and son a table. Marcia Grant’s video of the incident, in which she films her Black son wearing similar athletic gear to a white child already in the restaurant, attracted national attention.

The Imperial

320 South Kellogg Avenue, , CA 93117 (805) 967-3001