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Oct 22, 2010 05:47 PM

Something similar to Birch and Barley (open on a Sunday pm)?

Hi All - thanks so much for your help so far. Wondering if you can help with this one. Love the idea of Birch and Barley - casual, interesting, well-priced, great food, but they are closed for our one night in DC - Sunday. Can you recommend something similar? Thank you!!

Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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  1. They are open till 8 on Sunday, what time were you thinking of eating?

    5 Replies
      1. re: gramercyfoodie

        Why would an 8pm closing be a problem if you are seated at 7:30pm?

        1. re: Steve

          they only have a brunch menu on sunday...

          1. re: gramercyfoodie

            Their brunch is considered one of the better in the area.

            Liberty Tavern in Arlington is open till 9 on Sundays and I think they hit your requirements. In the city Masa 14 is open super late according to their website, but its very diff from Birch and Barley.

            The Liberty Tavern
            3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

            Birch and Barley
            1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            Masa 14
            1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

            1. re: gramercyfoodie

              Oh, I see. If you're really set on wanting to try the beer at Birch and Barley but want, you know, great dinner food, go to Estadio first - it's only a few blocks away - and then head back to Churchkey as they have all the same beers (and everything comes in tasting sizes also - it's really a fantastic place). The food at Churchkey is just not comparable to the quality of the menu served downstairs at Birch and Barley, but Estadio is fantastic and just opened recently (from the owners of Proof, which I also love). It was recently reviewed in the Post, which had suggestions that I'll second from when I was there and they have a very well-chosen wine list (not at all surprising) and a signature cocktail selection of "slushitos."

              It is open until 9 on Sunday, but those are the kitchen hours. They serve drinks until 11:00 pm.

              The 14th St corridor is a really fun neighborhood, also - very local DC, not at all touristy. I really miss it.

              Also, IMHO, Masa 14 is a fun enough place to drink for happy hour, but the whole place feels like more of a bar scene than a restaurant, and the food underwhelms.

      2. Plus, I would guess that Churchkey is open later so you can always just move to the lounge upstairs if you want to linger longer than just an hour for dinner and it's not crazy busy on Sundays.