The Washington Post's Going Out Gurus had an interesting chat today. It looks like there is a new bar coming to 14th and Spring and the guys from 18st Lounge are opening up a new place on 14th St. just north of U. Good stuff.
"Washington, D.C.: I keep hearing about a bar called Red Derby (or something like that) opening in Columbia Heights. Do you know where?
Fritz: It's at the corner of Spring and 14th, so it's a little north of central Columbia Heights, but I can't wait for it to open -- loved the bar during its brief life in Adams Morgan. They've been through inspections, so hopefully we'll all be drinking shots and beers from cans in the next few weeks."
"Washington, D.C.: I hope someone can convince me that I am not imagining this...but I swear earlier this year I heard a rumor that the guys who own Eighteenth Street Lounge were opening a new bar called Marvin around 14/U this summer. I live around there and needless to say I can't see any new bar and we are desperate over in Columbia Heights for some higher end places to drink. You know anything?
Fritz: Marvin is officially The Bar I'm Most Looking Forward To at the moment. It's on 14th, just north of U, and should be open this month. Two floors, Belgian beers and food, lounge areas, DJs, Eric Hilton ... should be my new destination. The name references one of this city's greatest sons, Marvin Gaye, who spent the later part of his life living in Belgium."