There’s a new destination on U Street for smoked meat and booze.
Exiles, the tavern taking over the former Stetson’s space at 1610 U St. NW, officially opened to the public over the weekend, according to co-owner Brian Hillery.
The bar’s food menu includes smoked chicken wings and beef brisket, barbecue pulled pork and an all-day breakfast sandwich made with pork sausage, bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. At the bar, patrons can order local beers, wine and cocktails like the “Bourbon Smash,” a 19th-century concoction made with Bulleit bourbon, mint leaves, lemon and simple syrup.
The bar will hold a grand opening ceremony later this month when it installs its new neon sign, Hillery said.
Opening night image via Facebook / Exiles