Monday, August 15, 2011

Opening Tomorrow: Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge

WHAT: Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds is excited to announce the opening of Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge next door to Hank’s Oyster Bar at 1624 Q Street, NW, in the heart of Dupont Circle. 
The expansion allows Hank’s to double the size incorporating a 1,800-square foot space with 68 seats inside, and additional 40 seats on the outdoor patio. Guests can anticipate grabbing a seat at one of the two bars, or in the cozy lounge area which seats 12 to 14, to enjoy delicious nibbles and adult cocktails handcrafted punches, and affordable wines by the carafe ($7-$13). Bar Snacks include the Tin of Smoked Oysters with Saltines ($8), Bacon Pecan Brittle ($4), Seafood Ceviche with Lime and Jalapeno ($10), House-made Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Sauce ($6), Fresh Oysters (Market price) and Uni Shooters ($5) along with an elaborate Cheese Board and Charcuterie selection. The new Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge also has a private dining room that can seat up to 30 guests. This highly anticipated newcomer in the neighborhood is also introducing late night hours, serving Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 2 AM; Friday from 5 PM to 3 AM; Saturday from 11 AM to 3 AM and Sunday from 11 AM to 2 AM. It is the perfect new oasis for late night fun after the movie or show. 
In celebration of the grand opening, guests will be the first to enjoy the new Hayden’s Reef Oyster, developed in collaboration with oyster farmer, Bruce Wood of Dragon Creek S and P in Montross, Virginia. This new oyster is raised in the Nomini Creek area of Westmoreland County Virginia, on the western shore, which has one of the lowest salinity estuaries within the Chesapeake Bay. This low salinity allows for a unique sweet flavor that produces one of the finest half shell, baked or fried oysters. Dragon Creek has 35 acres of water rights and has set over 750,000 oyster spat in the past six years. The company also has an Aquaculture farm that was started as a means to help save the Chesapeake Bay and raise oysters.

WHEN: August 16, 2011 exclusively at Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge in Washington, DC opening at 5 PM.

WHERE: Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge is located at 1624 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009;

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