Metrobar plans to open in Spring 2021, and they're hiring right now!
The hottest place for cocktails and craft beer in D.C. this season won't be a rooftop bar or taproom, but a retired Metro car. Say what?!
Metrobar is the latest watering hole to drive through the District, and it's set to open this spring in the Brentwood neighborhood. The bar, which is described as an "intersectional and art-driven hospitality venue," will be located at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station and consist of a repurposed 5000 model Metro car from the early aughts. With plentiful outdoor space to account for pandemic protocols—about 11,000 square feet total—guests can enjoy a culturally vibrant experience that's also safe.
"We are creating an intersectional space to connect people across cultural groups, and to provoke conversation about where the District has been, where it is now, and where it’s going," their website says.
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The bar will blend socializing with the flair of an interactive art exhibit. There'll be larger-than-life art installations, from murals to big screens, as well as the experience of drinking inside the railcar itself. Local artists' work will be included, as part of the bar's focus on art and culture within the District. Simply put, this concept for a bar is off the rails, and we mean that in the best way possible!
According to WUSA9, the establishment will also offer outdoor service exclusively until it is safe again for dining indoors. While we won't get to partake in the novel thrill of drinking bubbly in a train car, at least the beautiful spring weather will allow for drinking right outside of it for now.
No details have been provided on a specific opening date, but it's likely to be soon as they're currently hiring. Job openings for waitstaff and an Event Curator and Beverage Director are posted on their website, so if these sound up your alley, you can apply here.
Are you going to check out Metrobar when it opens? Have you visited a bar like it before? Let us know in the comments.