AdMo’s Grand Duchess Fêtes its Grand Revival

Owners Vinnie Rotondaro and Rory Adair toasted the reopening of their quintessentially Adams Morgan craft cocktail bar last week with an intimate evening of bites and beverages.

Those already in the know were anxiously awaiting the return of their famous grilled cheeses and that can’t-be-beat Happy Hour, but renovations showcased a fresh look including a much longer bar, plusher leather seating, and (clutch!) an extra bathroom.

Of course there is still the Grand Duchess’s signature “House in the Woods” unique brand of Manhattan mixology, but guests will now find a few new selections of organic wine and craft beer on the bar’s drink menu, as well as a playful Narragansett Boilermaker shot with a choice of bourbon or tequila, and a cornichon-brined “Dannia’s Pickleback” shooter.

Grand Duchess, located at 2337 18th Street NW, is open Tuesday through Thursday, 4pm-late; Friday and Saturday, 4pm-3am; and Sunday, 4pm-1am. There is also a daily happy hour from 4-7:00pm.

Photos courtesy Dannia Hakki

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