At a wee morning hour that was definitely more café au lait than craft brew, we spotted this freshly minted wine/liquor/beer store on 14th, just doors down from Cork and Peregrine Espresso. We can’t find a website, but did come across an article posted late last week on Borderstan. Here’s what they have to say:
Batch 13 is the place to go if you are looking for special beer, wine or spirits. The two-level store has been open for a week now. At 1724 14th St NW (between R and S Streets), it is a new retail addition on the block. After some six months of waiting for permits — and then renovations to the former Dogs by Day daycare space — the liquor store’s decor is a delight to the eyes.
We spoke to one of the managers of Batch 13 who told us, “Batch 13 is a fun place to shop and learn about beer, wine and spirits.” The store has more than 1,000 craft beers from small breweries — a paradise to the aficionado. It also carries a wide selection of wines and will be carrying small batches of bourbons and whiskeys. It is the place where you can find a brand you know, or Distilled Aventinus, which sells for $98 per bottle.
Batch 13 eventually plans to open rooftop for special tastings and gatherings. Batch 13 has tastings every Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm. The store is open from Monday to Thursday from 2 pm to 10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 11 pm. They also deliver.
Denizens of 14th Street, have you checked it out yet? If so, give us the scoop by leaving us a comment, or tweeting at us at @GlassifiedDC.
The bar in The Eddy has 20 seats, which means you can bring more friends. (Courtesy of UrbanDaddy DC)
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Take me out to the ballgame! With the Nats on a roll, we’ve all been spending more time around the Navy Yard. But where to go for those post-game celebrations? Glassified DC went to check out what was going on around National’s Park.
Half Street Fairgrounds, Truckeroo, by Glassified DC
We timed our visit with last week’s Truckeroo, something we highly recommend. While we were expecting the domestic divas to dominate this game, we were happy to see a wide selection of beers to match the diverse food truck palette. (Note: The next Truckeroo event is set for August 10.)
Newsflash, Washingtonians: It’s hot.
The kind of hot, in fact, that renders even rooftop patios unbearable, that makes the three-block walk to the metro feel like a trek through the Amazon rainforest. When you can’t bear the thought of yet another Saturday spent “experimenting” with margarita recipes or sipping a glass (or three) of chilled white wine, it’s time to mix up some new-to-you cocktails from the comfort of your air-conditioned home bar. Here are a few recipes that we’ve been eyeing around the blogosphere.
Ginger Campari Slushies via Design Love Fest
The only thing we love more than this cocktail’s pairing of Campari and zippy ginger is its gorgeous, rosy glow. It’s a slurp-able frozen sip that’s just the right balance of bitter and sweet.
Courtesy of Mintwood Place.
If French maid races, masquerade balls, and baguette relays lack a certain je ne sais quoi for you, and don’t really appeal as suitable choices for Bastille Day fêtes, look no further. These three options will allow you to celebrate the quatorze juillet this Saturday evening in that most French-iest of ways: good food, good wine, and good company. Here are our picks for Bastille Day plans in the District:
Port City Brewing Company Beer, Courtesy DC Beer
The derecho may be long gone, but Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company is still feeling it.
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