If you’ve ever had trouble snagging a drink at the bar at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont, here’s a little bit of good news for you: The restaurant is converting the eight-seat charcuterie bar in its nautically themed upstairs lounge, well, a booze bar. It’s called The Up Bar, it’ll have cocktails and a limited beer menu, and it officially opens tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Now, a little bit of bad news: Because Hank’s previously used the “Charc Bar” area to prep items on its snack bar menu, that menu will be drastically pared down. That means no more cheeses, cured meats, or soft pretzels with beer cheese sauce. Some items that will remain: truffled popcorn, house-made potato chips with pan-roasted onion dip, smoked trout dip, and of course, oysters.
The Up Bar will have the same hours as the downstairs lounge: Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday/Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Photo of the “Charc Bar” by Jessica Sidman