Expensive pop-up nightclub finally takes control of Kennedy Center rooftop


Weeks after DC gave the green light for nightclubs to reopen at full capacity, the Dupont Circle Heist hotspot will introduce a rooftop pop-up at the Kennedy Center that it was forced to remove in September. latest. Heist had to delay the first iteration of his “pop-up lounge” days after announcing it because the performing arts center feared regular events with more than 300 people could pose a risk to public safety. Heist’s rebooted summer residence begins Saturday, June 26, with plans to host DJs, bottle service, and 60 VIP tables every Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for the next two months (weather permitting. allow). Ticket sales went live today (June 22) at 10 a.m. stage, private elevator access, dessert plates and Red Bull packages. Heist’s parent company, Versus (Castas Rum Bar, Morris American Bar) hired Emmy-nominated producer Robert Pullen to liven up the iconic perch with high-tech lighting and artistic projections.

In other news …

  • Toastique will bring its gourmet toast, acai bowls and juices to a new corner location at Dupont Circle (1899 N Street NW) in September, owner Brianna Keefe told Eater. Its fourth area store, a new building with floor-to-ceiling windows, will feature its first espresso bar.

Toastique is currently located in Old Town, the Wharf, and the Shipyard, with an additional location that opened in Stone Harbor, New Jersey this spring.
Toastic / official photo

  • Meanwhile, New York-based java chain Gregory’s continues to expand in DC with a new Navy Yard location that opened in a former Peet’s last week. Another location will arrive in Penn Quarter (443 Seventh Street NW) in August.
  • U Street sushi pad TOKU Restaurant has moved from its location at 1301 U Street NW but plans to reopen elsewhere, reports Popville.
  • Mt. Vernon Triangle burger bar Mix is ​​presenting a range of milkshakes this week. Chef Elias Taddesse’s flavors include a PBJ with his homemade grilled ice cream as a base, and shahi, or Ethiopian black tea, spice powder ice cream and whipped cream.

Rey Lopez for Mixture

  • Chef Massimo Fabbri’s San Lorenzo Ristorante + Bar is celebrating its third anniversary at Shaw with a fan-favorite three-course Italian menu on Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26. Dinner at $ 75 per person includes a glass of champagne.
  • Actor and comedian George Lopez is the face of a New Kitchen Ghost, George Lopez Tacos, who delivers in DC and Alexandria.

George Lopez has partnered with Nextbite’s culinary team to launch a new taco delivery service.
George Lopez Tacos / official photo


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