6th and H Bar and Grill (523 H Street) has closed and appears unlikely to reopen. The restaurant, which opened approximately a year ago, had been irregularly open recently, and the building had been on the market since March. A look inside reveals that all of the televisions have been removed as well as the decorations. Michael Neibauer from the Washington Business Journal confirmed in a tweet earlier last week that the building had sold to an LLC for $1.15 million. While the restaurant may not have lasted very long, it did have quite good smoked wings for awhile.
6th and H Bar and Grill (523 H Street), which only opened a few months ago, is now listed for sale (h/t to Popville for having it first). According to the real estate posting, the property can be yours for a mere $3 million. Despite being listed for sale, as of this weekend, the restaurant was still open and operating as usual.
It may have taken forever for the restaurant to open, but the signature wings at 6th and H Bar and Grill (523 H Street) are solid. Slow cooked in the smoker all day, they are available in increments of 5 (5-10-15-20). We recommend them with the honey bbq sauce. The bar also has beer specials during NFL games–beers for $4.
6th and H Bar and Grill (523 H Street, NE) is tentatively planning its soft opening for lunchtime on Wednesday (July 8th). You can see our preview of the restaurant here. Initially, they will be serving breakfast and lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends. Dinner service will be added later.
Initial hours: 7 am-5 pm on Monday-Friday for breakfast and lunch; 10 am-3 pm for brunch on the weekends.
More details to come as we get them.
We had noticed construction activity on and off over the last several years at 523 H Street, NE but had not heard anything about what was going into the space. Late last week, the door was open and we were able to peak in and chat with the owner who recently applied for a liquor license for the space. Sixth and H Bar and Grill will be a sports bar that will serve burgers and pizza with multiple TVs inside for sports. They will also have a patio on the side of the restaurant along 6th street. They will be open seven days a week and have late night service (their liquor license says that they will open at 8 am everyday, but we suspect this will change). Inside, the restaurant looks like it is pretty close to being ready to go; it already has several TVs installed over the bar. The outside of the restaurant looks like it could use some refurbishing, but it is unclear if that is going to happen prior to opening. The owner told us that they are planning on opening “sometime after the holidays” before March Madness basketball.