First Look: Sample Menu from Tom Brown’s New Bar Left Door

by Tim Regan August 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm 3 Comments

Passenger Menu

We now know a little more of what to expect from the hotly anticipated new 14th Street NW cocktail bar being opened by Tom Brown of The Passenger and Hogo fame.

Brown handed out a sample menu for his new bar, Left Door (1345 S Street NW), during an ANC 1B ABR committee meeting held at the Thurgood Marshall Center last night.

If the sample menu is any indication of things to come, future patrons should expect drinks such as Manhattans made with barrel-aged vermouth and Canadian rye whiskey; vesper cocktails made with potato vodka, gin and two types of aperitif wines; and a $55 spin on a French 75 cocktail made with vintage champagne, aged rye whiskey, lemon and honey.

The bar will also likely serve wine by the glass — including Cristal champagne — and bar snacks like roasted nuts, marinated olives and pickled vegetables.

Brown teased the new bar in the Washington Post in April.

“It’s more of an adult cocktail bar,” Brown told the Post. “We’re focusing on the total guest experience, with high-end audio, not just drinks. It’s going to be a respite from the craziness of U Street.”

Brown said at last night’s meeting he hopes to open Left Door by October.

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