There’s a new Maddy on the loose, and she’s looking all shiny and new.

The gang behind Dupont Circle hangout Maddy’s Bar & Grille have put up pine walls and hung wrought-iron light fixtures at their new joint, Maddy’s Tap Room, located on the ground floor of 1100 13th St. NW. The restaurant plans to soft-open on Oct. 1.

The food is going to be what Maddy’s chef Carlos Gonzalez calls “Texican,” because he’s from Texas and he’s Mexican, but he insists he’s not doing Tex-Mex. (“No burritos.”) Instead, he says he’ll be combining the comforting flavors of home in unexpected ways. Gonzalez’s highlights include the chorizo burger with Oaxaca cheese and his mom’s chicken and corn tortilla casserole in a mushroom cream sauce. For the lunch crowd, something called the “Best Damn Hot Dog Ever” sounds like a dining challenge to be accepted.

Expect to see beer, beer, and more beer: 40 of them will be on tap (along with a selection of cans and bottles). The bar will also feature a high-end selection of bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys.

Cigar dinners are also in the works, and they’ll feature tasting menus paired with beers, capped off by scotch or whiskey that diners can savor with a cigar.

See the full dinner menu below:


Guacamole on the Half Shell 7

Pico de gallo, tortilla chips

Yucatan Cocktail 10

Shrimp, avocado, pepino, seafood broth

Maddy’s Sweet Potato Fries 7

Chipotle-cinnamon dust

Peppercorn Fries 6

Peppercorn medley salt

Yucca Fries 6

Garlic, lime

Empanadas 9

Short rib, tomatillo-corn relish

Drunken Chicken Taquitos 8

Guajillo beer sauce, balsamic braised red cabbage

Tequila Queso Dip 7

Chihuahua cheese, chorizo, roasted green chiles

Puebla Wings 10

Mole sauce, radish, pepino

Brisket Quesdillas 8

Oaxaca cheese, tomato, cilantro

Pork Ribs 10

Ancho-bourbon-pineapple BBQ, roasted corn croquettes


Soups of the Day 7

Texas Chili 7

Beef tips, dark neer

Southwest Caesar 9

Hearts of romaine, ancho dressing, Parmesan crisp

Latin Caprese 12

Heirloom tomatoes, Oaxaca cheese, cilantro pesto vinaigrette, tamarind figs

Ensalda Fresca 10

Jicama, watermelon, radishes, toasted pepitas, queso fresco, honey-lime dressing


Chorizo Burger 12

Oaxaca cheese, escabeche onions, yucca fries

Maddy Burger 11

Cheddar cheese, homemade pickles, peppercorn fries

El Paso Brisket 16

Mesquite potato salad, charro beans

Chicken Criolla 15

Chili-tomato sauce, roasted asparagus, skillet potatoes

Cowboy Rib Eye 35

Tomatillo relish, charro beans

Pork Pibil Tacos 17

Escabeche onions, fresh salad

Albita’s Casserole 16

Chipotle squash medley, arroz blanco

Pargo a la Tomate 22

Veracruz sauce, white rice, garlic spinach


Salted Cajeta Crepes 8

Calvados caramelized apples, toasted walnuts

Homemade Churros 8

Vanilla orange sugar, café con chocolate

Texas Peach Cobbler 8

Thyme, vanilla bean ice cream

Tres Leches Cake 8

Rum strawberries

Photo by Helin Jung