We now know what’s going into the former Kangaroo Boxing Club space in Columbia Heights come spring or summer. The neighborhood bar that closed in January has been reborn as The Good Silver from the same team of Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry, plus new partner Carrie Dzwil who has been a bartender at sister bar Ivy & Coney.
They’re equating the new bar to breaking out the good silverware (hence the name) or taking the plastic off grandma’s couch for a special occasion because the bar will be a little more polished than the group’s other spots. “Obviously the name would have some pretension, but we hope people understand that it’s still a cozy, comfy place and that it’s all in good fun,” Saltzman says.
Saltzman elaborates to say that the overall goal is to be a neighborhood hang out where food and drink is approachable. They insist that the vibe is casual and even encourage diners to “come have a Manhattan while wearing footie-jammies.”
The drinks, many of them cocktails featuring shrubs, will be the focus. There will also be a concise food menu. “It’s going to be a lot of comfort food,” Saltzman says. “But it will be more than just hot dogs, obviously.” The menu will consist of pickled vegetables, cured meats, and seasonal dishes featuring local produce.
The Good Silver will have an 18-seat bar, four or five tables, and a 16-seat patio.
The Good Silver, 3410 11th St. NW; goodsilverdc.com