Neighborhood Cocktail Bar to Open on U Street Next Thursday

by Tim Regan October 13, 2016 at 11:35 am 1 Comment

U Street’s newest neighborhood bar is set to start serving seasonal cocktails and fried chicken sandwiches when it opens its doors next week.

Service Bar (928 U St. NW) co-owners Glendon Hartley, Chad Spangler and Chris Willoughby are scheduled to host a grand opening event next Thursday at 5 p.m., a representative for the company told Borderstan.

When Service Bar opens, its bartenders will shake, stir and serve a list of cocktails that includes classics like mint juleps, old fashioneds, and daiquiris alongside contemporary specialties such as the “Sumo Punch,” a concoction of clarified lime, yuza, smoked apple mint, Midori and Japanese whiskey infused with green tea and Asian pears.

The hangout’s food menu is composed of five chicken dishes. Offerings include a fried chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun, chicken quesadillas and fried chicken salad. Service Bar will also sell Good Humor ice cream cones and have a happy hour with $7 cocktails that “literally never ends.”

Read the full event listing for the grand opening below:

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of U Street’s newest neighborhood bar!

We officially welcome you to the world of Service Bar DC. A concoction dreamed up by Glendon Hartely, Chad Spangler and Chris Willoughby (all veterans of the District’s bar and restaurant scene), they’ve managed to cultivate the perfect mix of high quality, awesomeness and price.

Their cocktails? One part ambitious, two parts delicious. You’re not finding these drinks anywhere, nor will you go wrong with”The Italian Bubble Coat” which comes bottled and boxed, or the “Sumo Punch” made with clarified lime, yuza, smoked apple mint, Togarashi-infused Midori, green tea and Asian pear-infused Japanese whiskey.

On top of the revolving specialty cocktail menu, happy hour literally never ends. It’s all day…. (All day).

With $7 quality cocktails, $7 pop & ponies, buy-one-get-one shots, SBDC is the bartender’s bar. The love of chicken is strong with this one. Which means the entire menu is curated around the poor bird. Dishes are brined with salt butter and herbs in a seasoned batter with a Trinidadian flair (includes house-made pepper sauces from the pulp of a range of fruits: pineapple, lemon, oranges, grapefruit and lime). A revolving total of five chicken dishes will be available for order, ranging from a fried chicken sandwich on a pretzel bun, to chicken quesadillas and fried chicken salad, because, health. Good Humor ice cream cones are also on the menu (for obvious reasons).

Cocktail photos via Instagram / Service Bar


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