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1789 Restaurant Unveils New Bar

Washington, DC- After a 19-month renovation, Clyde’s Restaurant Group has completed a multiphase expansion of the historic 1789 Restaurant. The final phase included transforming F. Scott’s, the adjacent art deco nightclub, into an additional space for 1789 with an upscale bar and two new rooms. The energetic atmosphere of the bar and lounge juxtaposed with the fine-dining setting of 1789 Restaurant offers a unique destination for any day of the week.

The new space boasts a large, mahogany bar with wooden columns lining the front and standing prominently behind the bar. The bar features an expanded liquor selection, which is highlighted on

1789’s craft cocktail menu, and introduces draft beer to 1789 Restaurant’s beverage program.

The full-length bar faces a dining and lounge area adorned with paintings by Garnet Jex of early, collegiate American football players, reflecting its proximity to Georgetown University. The outline of leather seating around the room echoes Jex’s sporting theme and impression of a University club from the 1930’s.

Stepping below ground level, the lower room offers a more contemporary atmosphere with exposed, painted brick walls, wood flooring, and abstract paintings by David Lazarus of Nantucket. A focal point of the downstairs décor is the hand-crafted framed mirror. A Goldleaf Studios creation, it is notably called a boneyard frame: a frame created from repurposed frames. Gilded and painted, the frame ties the colors of the art to the modern character of the room.

In addition to the new spaces, the renovation introduced ground floor restrooms to 1789 Restaurant.

1789 Restaurant is participating in Winter Restaurant Week, January 22 - 28, and menu highlights include Bucatini with garlic confit and parsley, Duck Confit with white bean, mole, duck sausage, and

huitlacoche, and Chocolate Dacquoise with dark chocolate pot de crème and caramel crémeux.

Located in Georgetown at 1226 36th Street, NW, 1789 Restaurant offers complimentary valet parking. The bar is open nightly at 5:30 PM Monday-Friday and at 5:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Reservations can be made online at For private event inquiries, contact and for job opportunities, contact

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