It's official: Brookland Pint has passed all of its inspections and will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 -- just in time for D.C. Beer Week. Owner John Andrade told me this morning that the Brookland restaurant and beer bar, an offshoot of Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, will open daily at 5 p.m. before adding lunch and brunch service after a few weeks. Here's what we wrote about Brookland Pint in this month's Hotlist roundup:
This summer has already seen the openings of Brookland's Finest, Smith Public Trust and Steel Plate. But the most anticipated bar-opening in Brookland is Brookland Pint, the beer bar that Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel owner John Andrade is bringing to the Monroe Street Market. Like its sister restaurants, Brookland Pint will have a focus on American craft beer, with two dozen taps and a special "cellared list" of aged bottled, but a big attraction at this location will be a large outdoor patio along the Market's gallery-filled Artwalk. Rebecca Hassell, formerly sous chef at Estadio and executive chef at Big Bear Cafe, helms the kitchen. Andrade hoped to serve the first pints in Brookland by the end of July, but delays with permitting mean a mid-August opening is likely, possibly timed to coincide with D.C. Beer Week.
Brookland Pint, 716 Monroe St. NE. 202-758-2757. www.brooklandpint.com.