Dupont Circle beer hall Sauf Haus (1216 18th Street NW) is set to debut a new retractable roof by Sept. 19, says the bar’s general manager John Issa.
Currently, the bar’s top floor patio is protected only by a few moveable sheets. The new retractable roof will help protect the bar area from the elements as well as control the temperature there, Issa says.
The new roof will also contain noise coming from late night bar crowds and live music.
“This was a big motivating factor in the owners’ decision as they’re working hard to be a fun, neighborhood bar and not a late-night nuisance,” says Sauf Haus marketing and event coordinator Brittney Roberson.
Designer Adam Ford Roll-A-Cover designed the new roof, which Issa says will have cost “in the six figures” once installed. Ford has also designed retractable roofs for the Argonaut, Jack Rose, Ivy & Coney and Red Rocks on H Street.
Renderings courtesy of Sauf Haus