|Mayor Gray playing corn Hole – picture courtesy of my friend Vlasta Hakes|
|70 tons of sand were brought in from Ocean City to bring the Beach Bar to life.|
As far as the bar is concerned (it is a bar after all), expectations are pretty high since the new hot-spot is the brainchild of Tom Brown, co-owner of The Passenger. The drink menu is centered around rum, and I’m happy to report I’ve spotted some rhum from Martinique, my favourite kind… bien sûr! The price point for mixed drinks seems a little high for me ($10 for a small margarita that wasn’t all that good and $5-6 for canned beers) but that didn’t seem to deter the 700 people who showed up the first night 😉
|$10 margarita (but free corn hole) at New York Avenue Beach Bar|
|Peel n eat shrimp… not shrimps apparently 😉|
So far, the New York Avenue Beach Bar seems to be a resounding success with the left-behind in the city on Memorial day weekend crowd. I’ve already been twice in the two days that it’s been opened (don’t judge me) though I’ve never stayed very long… the bathroom situation (porta potties basically) is a bit of a problem I think but then again, since the drinks are kinda pricey I don’t anticipate having to use the restrooms too much…
|In addition to corn hole, beach chairs and hammock there’s also a jet ski…|
So, what do you say mayor Gray… can we talk DC Plage next year??