Hank’s Cocktail Bar at 819 Upshur Street has announced on Twitter that they’re closing on December 14th and headed to the 2nd floor of their existing bar in Dupont Circle.
Hank’s Cocktail Bar is boxing up shop on December 14th & moving to the 2nd floor of our flagship location, Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle. Same great cocktails, same Hank’s hospitality, awesome new space. Stay up to date on social media for our January 2019 reopening date. pic.twitter.com/yrAiuxWknw— Hank's Cocktail Bar (@HanksCocktailBr) November 30, 2018
Owned by Jamie Leeds, who owns a successful chain of Hank’s branded restaurants and bars downtown and on the Wharf, originally opened the Upshur Street location as The Twisted Horn, an upscale cocktail bar with a small food menu and a large rear patio. In November of 2016, it rebranded as Hank’s Cocktail Bar and reduced their menu. But the bar struggled from the beginning and never really got on its feet. The kitchen in the back is small, but there’s promise in that space, especially the beautiful back patio and mural by DC artist Nekisha Durrett.
There’s plenty of opportunity on Upshur Street, it seems. What’s next?