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Karl Graham, a partner in New York Avenue Beach Bar, is bringing a new bar and tavern called The Elroy to 1423 H St. NE. He hopes it will open at the end of May.
Graham, who’s also a general contractor, tells Y&H the name refers to the Jetsons character and that The Elroy will be a “futuristic bar.” As for what exactly that means, Graham is keeping the details under wraps for now. He also describes the spot as “a nice little neighborhood bar where you come in and people know your name.” The two-story space is located a quarter mile from where Graham grew up.
The Elroy will specialize in cocktails in “fancy glasses, really crazy cocktail glasses,” Graham says. There will also be a limited bar menu with five to 10 items—”nothing extravagant.”
Although Graham is transferring the liquor license from New York Avenue Beach Bar, he clarifies that the beach concept will not be reincarnated on H Street NE. In fact, New York Avenue Beach Bar isn’t coming back. Hogo and The Passenger owner Tom Brown, who was also a partner in the beach bar, sold his share of the business at the end of last season.