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Opening Week at Bardo (Photos and Expansion Details)

18 Jul

We stopped by Bardo (1200 Bladensburg Road, NE) on Tuesday to check out their second night of being open.  While the bar was sparsely attending during the traditional happy hour timeframe, it does have great potential to become a nice neighborhood spot in the months ahead.  Bardo eventually will be a large outdoor brewpub that will brew several of its own beers onsite and will have many more on tap.  They already have picnic tables and cornhole and plan on showing outdoor movies and serving food in the future.  A concept similar to Bardo was previously operated in Arlington by the same owners.  Check out The Washington City Paper’s excellent profile of Bardo from several months ago to learn more about its background.

Main Bar at Bardo

Main Bar at Bardo

Bardo is a definite work in progress as one of the owners explained to us they simply wanted to get open as quickly as possible.  The District government would only issue them one permit at a time, so for right now they have not built their onsite brewery and are only serving a few beers on tap.  The next immediate step for Bardo is installing a canopy-like roof that will drape over the area in front of the bar to protect customers when it rains.  The owners anticipate this canopy being up in the coming days (currently there is no cover if it rains).  The owners already have much of the brewing equipment on site and plan on applying for the brewery building permit as soon as possible.  One of the owners said that they planned to have the brewery part of Bardo open in three months. Continue reading