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The space belonging to restaurateur Eric Hilton at 2005 14th St. NW has gone through many identities in its two-and-a-half year life span—Blackbyrd Warehouse, Hanoi House, a test kitchen for Maketto, and as of tomorrow, Den of Thieves.

Like its predecessor, Den of Thieves will focus on street-style Asian food plus cocktails—all under $10. The revamped 50-seat venue will also have a strong music component with a rotation of local bands and DJs, including Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton himself. Hilton will kick off the DJ schedule, spinning the first three Saturdays beginning Jan. 18. Hilton describes the bar in a press release as “the space I had in mind for all of my artist and DJ friends” as well “that perfect low key, underground hang.”

Here’s a sample of the menu:

Food Menu:

Korean Fried Chicken with Gochu sauce …$8

Crispy Spring Rolls (Pork / Tofu) …$3

Hot Dog & Chips (Beef / Veggie) with Asian slaw and spicy mayo.  …$8

Chips …$2

Cocktail Menu:

All Cocktails $8

Honor Among Thieves

Whiskey, Lemon, Honey, Angostura Bitters, Ginger Ale

Moscow Mule

Vodka, Lime, Ginger Beer


Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Here & Gone

Tequila, Averna, Simple Syrup, Old Fashioned Bitters


Rum, Lime, Simple Syrup


Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur

John Collins

Whiskey, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Club Soda

Hidden Jewels

Vodka, Raspberry, Lemon, Whiskey Barrel Bitters

Photo by Jessica Sidman