The famous wings at Duffy’s Irish Pub have an official comeback date.
For $15, customers can eat as many wings as they can stomach at a pre-opening wing feast on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m.
The wing feast will double as a Nationals viewing party, and patrons will be able to watch the Nationals take play the Miami Marlins on the pub’s newly installed televisions.
“This is kind of an initial welcome back between us and the neighborhood,” said former Duffy’s owner and current general manager Andy Duffy. “It’s a fun event to get the neighborhood back involved and re-meet our neighbors.”
But it won’t be just like old times. The pub will not serve alcohol at the wing feast due to an in-process liquor license. But Duffy said he expects to receive the liquor license and open start pouring beers later in the month.
The pub made headlines last week when Duffy announced its re-opening.
Duffy said excited neighbors have already stopped by the pub as he has been preparing for the reopening.
“A guy came by yesterday with his kid in a stroller and looked in the window, then 10 minutes later he came back with a six-pack of Guinness to welcome us back,” Duffy said. “We’ve had stuff like that happening all week.”
Photo courtesy of Duffy’s
From Sarah Lipman. You can email her at sarah[AT]@borderstan.com.
Looking for a dive bar to drink some beers, eat some wings, and watch the game? Head to Duffy’s Irish Pub on Vermont Avenue NW.
Aside from the name and a few wall hangings, it’s not really all that Irish. And it’s definitely not anything fancy–don’t come here looking for a Rocket Bar or Penn Quarter Sports Tavern — but you’ll always find a seat in front of a TV.
If you’re ordering food, get the wings. Period.
Voted best wings in DC four years running by Washington City Paper, the traditional wings aren’t overly breaded, but are meaty and sauced hot, medium or mild. The hot wings bring the heat, and are different than wing’s I’ve had anywhere else–they’re more hot than spicy, with a peppery flavor that’s low on smokiness.
You can also get the wings (boneless variety offered) in spicy BBQ, honey BBQ, spicy Asian and Chesapeake. All are tasty, but I typically stick with traditional hot wings or the Chesapeake dry-rub.
Duffy’s is great for a big group, and as it’s only a block from the 9:30 Club, it’s a prime spot for a pre-concert bite or a post-concert beer.
Duffy’s: The Details
- Where Am I Going?: 2106 Vermont Avenue NW.
- When Am I Going?: Hours are variable. Check out the Twitter handle @Duffysirishpub or call 202-265-3413.
- Paycheck Pain: There’s always some booze special on pitchers or buckets, and wings are 8 for $8.95, 12 for $12.95, and 24 for $23.95.
- Say What?: It’s a sports dive bar — which means loud TVs and cheering fans. You’ll always find a place to sit, but it’s not the place for a heart to heart.
- What You’ll Be Eating: Wings!