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Massive Mini-Golf Bar Swingers Will Plant its Second D.C. Location in Navy Yard

Plus, Rosslyn has a new steakhouse with spicy shrimp scampi

A mini-golf hole at the Swingers complex in Dupont
A mini-golf hole at the Swingers complex in Dupont
Rey Lopez for Swingers

Swingers, the London-based brand of adults-only “crazy golf” courses equipped with multiple bars and food vendors, has secured a location in Navy Yard for a second D.C. outpost. Washington Business Journal reports Swingers plans to debut a two-floor, 24,000-square-foot space at 1250 Half Street SE in the summer of 2022. That space was previously earmarked for Punch Bowl Social, a chain that lures in customers with bowling lanes, table tennis, and arcade games. Swingers made its U.S. debut in June with a Dupont Circle location that features pizza, tacos, burgers, and pastries from chefs at Knead Hospitality + Design, which recently opened modern diner Gatsby and an attached Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery on Half Street SE.

In other news ...

  • Guerra Steakhouse opened last weekend in the former Ben’s Chili Bowl space in Rosslyn. The new spot has a pretty straightforward grill menu, and the giant shrimp scampi brushed with “fuego” spicy paste is an early favorite. [ARLnow]
  • Shinwari Grill, a South Asian kebab spot and hookah bar, has signed a lease on Barracks Row in Capitol Hill. [WBJ]
  • DCist has an early look at Via Roma, an Italian restaurant in Camp Springs, Maryland, that specializes in Roman-style pinsa. [DCist]
  • China-based Shi Miaodao Yunnan Rice Noodle has Rockville, Maryland, franchise serving up a crossing bridge noodle soup in which raw slices of beef, quail eggs, and other ingredients get flash-cooked in a rich pork broth. [WaPo]

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