When the D.C. Department of Health ordered the Post Pub closed earlier this month, it noted that the dive bar at 1422 L St. NW had an “infestation of vermin.” But newly released DOH inspection reports shed light on exactly what the agency found.
In the initial routine inspection that closed the well-known bar and grill on Feb. 4, the agency says an official discovered rat droppings in the basement and two roaches stuck to traps in the kitchen. The DOH inspector also noted that some of the pub’s food was stored at “improper” temperatures and that there were “unclean” conditions, among other problems, throughout several food preparation and serving areas. (more…)
The Post Pub is once again open after a food safety and hygiene inspector reported it had an “infestation of vermin” and issues with its plumbing and refrigerators last week.
The Post Pub at 1422 L St. NW reopened today after it was closed by the D.C. Department of Health last Thursday. The restaurant passed a follow-up health department inspection, allowing it to serve customers again. (more…)
An iconic restaurant and bar named after The Washington Post is temporarily closed after a food safety and hygiene inspector reported it had an “infestation of vermin” and issues with its plumbing and refrigerators.
Post Pub at 1422 L St. NW is closed until further notice following the D.C. Department of Health’s findings.
The pub was ordered closed for “operating with incorrect hot and cold holding temperatures for potentially hazardous foods” and “operating a food establishment with gross insanitary occurrence or condition or other circumstances that may endanger public health including but not limited to an infestation of vermin conditions,” according to a DOH closure notice.
Bob Beaulieu, the pub’s owner, said inspectors closed the restaurant around lunchtime yesterday over a sink that didn’t empty into an open-mouth drain, refrigerator temperatures that were too warm and rat droppings in the bar’s basement. (more…)