The Passenger’s return to Shaw might come as soon as early April, according to a cryptic tweet from the bar yesterday.
If all goes well, you'll be peeing in those pipes in 8 weeks! pic.twitter.com/3dbfI3NX95
— The Passenger (@PassengerDC) February 10, 2016
Owner Tom Brown, who also is behind the new Left Door bar near 14th Street NW, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Passenger shut down at 1017 7th St. NW last winter. Its new location at 1539 7th St. NW is set to have seating for 175 bar goers inside, 10 customers in a sidewalk cafe and 75 people in a summer garden, according to paperwork filed with the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.
The watering hole will continue to have a chalkboard with suggested cocktails and a beer-and-a-shot combo, along with food, The Washington Post reported.
But Brown’s brother, Derek, won’t operate a bar within The Passenger this time. Columbia Room, which Derek ran in The Passenger, reopened in Blagden Alley this month.