Local micro brewpub the Public Option will be hosting one of their Vinyl Night events this Sunday March 12th, starting at 7:30 pm. If you have some vinyl records, bring them by. The theme for the night is Weather. Checkout the Public Options’s Facebook event page for more info. The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE.
Local micro brewpub the Public Option will be hosting one of their Vinyl Night events this Sunday February 12th, starting at 7:30 pm. If you have some vinyl records, bring them by. The theme for the night is Parenthood. Checkout the Public Options’s Facebook event page for more info. The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE.
Getting a little bit of cabin fever? Here is an event that sounds worth coming out of the house for. Local micro brewpub the Public Option will be hosting one of their Vinyl Night events tomorrow, Sunday January 8th, starting at 7:30 pm. From the Public Options’s Facebook event page:
The Vinyl Knights return! If you have some vinyl records, bring them by. MC Joey Abrams will have his turn table and be ready to spin some discs. The theme for the night is geography. But that’s just a starting point..
The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE.
When we first moved here, San Antonio’s and Colonel Brooks’ Tavern were holding it down as the major sit-down restaurants in the area. So it is still pretty surprising to us, in a way, to see Brookland businesses (and those in our wider area) getting publicity from the established city-wide press. We love it. These small businesses put a lot on the line, and took a chance on our area, so we thank them and congratulate them on being “Best Of” in their category. Area winners in
- Right Proper – DC’s Best Brewery (Staff Pick). While there is also their original location in Shaw:
Right Proper takes the brewing process one step further than most: Its production brewery, which opened in Brookland in December, houses three 45-hectoliter oak wine casks (called foudres in French) inoculated with a house culture of wild yeasts and bacteria. A tribute to the days when beers were produced in only wooden vessels using natural airborne yeast, foudres allow beers to continuously develop in character and depth.
Right Proper Brewery is located at 920 Girard St NE.
- The Public Option – DC’s Best Brew Pub (Staff Pick). Since we did a story on their soft opening back in October, this small home-grown business has steadily improved with fun pop-up events and outdoor seating. As the City Paper said:
It is the most neighborly pint you can order in Washington. Now that is a brewpub.
The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE.
- Nido – Best Neighborhood Restaurant That’s Actually a Neighborhood Restaurant (Staff Pick). This fabulous restaurant, just around the corner in Woodridge, is the definition of neighborhood gem. The City Paper agrees:
Neighbors seem fiercely proud of the bright Mediterranean joint whose name means “nest” in Italian and Spanish…Were it located on buzzy 14th Street NW, it might be mobbed with scenesters. But given that it’s more than a mile from a Metro station, it’s a relaxed place to escape for the evening. Or as the description on the menu simply calls it, “a place to sit down.”
Nido is loacted at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE
- Jazz and Cultural Society (JACS) – Best New Jazz Venue (Staff Pick). When we first caught up with JACS owner DeAndrey Howard two summers ago, as he was making plans to open JACS, we knew it would evolve into a great neighborhood-focused destination. As noted by the City Paper:
It all adds up to a rare breed: jazz as a grassroots movement. JACS’ place among the rowhouses of Brookland is no accident. It signifies Howard and Jamison’s desire to strip away the music’s often-elitist trappings and give it back to an everyday audience.
- &Pizza – Best Fast Casual, Best Gluten Free Menu, Best Kid Friendly Restaurant, Best Late Night Eats, Best Restaurant When You Pay, and Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant (Reader Poll). Although there are a number of &Pizza locations around the city, the opening of &Pizza in April 2014 at Monroe Street Market really upped the fast dining options in the area and added much needed outdoor dining. &Pizza is located at 664 Monroe Street NE.
We had our Public Space hearing for sidewalk seating today. And I am happy to report that we were approved! It will take another couple of weeks to get the required permits, etc. And then there’s the matter of furnishings (consistent with the exacting standards you have come to expect from the PO). But pencil us in for tax day.
Lovely day for a Public Space hearing. Sidewalk seating is approved. Another couple of weeks for permits, etc. pic.twitter.com/mibalfaXdk
— The Public Option DC (@PublicOptionDC) March 24, 2016
The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Avenue NE.
The trifecta – ‘Bolis, Brunch, & Beers! We are heading to our favorite new Langdon brew pub, The Public Option, this Sunday for brunch. We will be there from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (or until we sell out) and will be serving the Original along with two breakfast stromboli (one veggie and one meat). Come hang with us and make it a Sunday Funday. Can’t stay but still want stromboli? Pre-order and pick them up Sunday at The Public Option.
— The Public Option DC (@PublicOptionDC) February 18, 2016
Back in October we wrote about the opening of The Public Option, a new brewpub on Rhode Island Ave. Today they are kicking off a new series of events, and this one is for a good cause. From the Public Option website:
In the first of what we intend to be a series of guest chef appearances, Kyle Todd (Director of Rhode Island Main Streets, Austin Texas native, and chili chef extraordinaire) has agreed to prepare a batch of his renowned chili here at the Public Option. (He’s making corn bread too!) Kyle will be on hand from 5:00 – 9:00 on Saturday. A portion of all sales made during the event will benefit Rhode Island Avenue Main Streets.
Working our way through the line up as we prep. for RIA Red Texas chili – Sat. 1/30 5:00 – 9:00 pic.twitter.com/CNx5TP5QcX
— The Public Option DC (@PublicOptionDC) January 29, 2016
Sounds like a fun event, and a great reason to check this neighborhood gem out. Check out more information at the event page here. The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE.
We thought our beer-loving readers would like to know about the Public Option, a new brewpub that recently opened at 1601 Rhode Island Avenue NE. We chatted with owner Bill Perry, a long time home brewer, and he explained that for now, they are operating in “soft launch” mode, until they work out the kinks and begin to expand offerings and hours of operation. We sampled four of Bill’s brews, a Belgian Ale, a Scottish Ale, and American and English Coffee Porters. All were pretty tasty. My favorite was the American Coffee Porter, while my buddy preferred the British one.
In addition to the house brews, they offer cans and bottles of local breweries and national brands. Wine and a full liquor selection is available, with an emphasis on straight-ahead mixed drinks. All drinks ranged from $6 – $7 – not bad! The Public Option also offers light fare. There were three flatbreads available ($7 each) when we were there, with more options coming soon like bratwurst and other typical pub fair.
For now, their hours of operation are Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday: noon – 9:00 pm, and Sunday: noon – 7:00 pm. Check out their website here.