I had the opportunity to tour the new restaurant, winery, and music venue this week and left very excited about the prospect of having such a unique neighborhood amenity. It has the power to transform how we dine and entertain in the neighborhood as well as becoming part of the community fabric versus a byproduct of gentrification which is typical throughout the city. It’s a rare opportunity to have such a unique destination in the community only a quick drive or bike ride away. Regardless of your pallet or experience with wine there is a place for you a City Winery. The staff is very friendly and both the General Manager and the Beverage Director are excited to work with Us on hosting wine education classes as well as working on community events! I will do my part to ensure that quality establishments such as this becomes and remains part of the fabric of the community for both long time and new residents. City Winery DC, located on 1350 Okie Street NE is the largest of all other locations which includes New York, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta & Boston
City Winery is a combined culinary experience which caters to customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music and the culinary arts. If you have ever been to this location it its former life as either Dream or Love Nightclubs, you wouldn’t understand just how large the 42,000sf building was unless you had VIP access. The newly transformed building takes full advantage of the former nightclub’s size and with it has created an inviting, open and free flowing dining and entertainment experience.
The first level includes the restaurant, wine cellar, fermentation rooms, and private meeting space. The upper levels include two music venues with a green room for the performers, additional dining areas as well as 3 roof top deck experiences(Opening Soon). The goal according to the General Manager is to have multiple events happening simultaneously which will not interfere with one another, and given the use of space will soon become reality.
City Winery DC has a daily Happy Hour M-F from 5-7pm as well as plenty of upcoming beverage events to familiarize yourself with the venue over the next two weeks. The success of City Winery DC and other upcoming retail offerings will serve as a catalyst for other major non-mass-transit oriented developments in the community which lately have been slow to progress but is essential to our community’s continued growth and multi-modal advancement.