U Street’s Newest Watering Hole: Quarter & Glory

Quarter+Glory banquette DSC_6039aQuarter+Glory — and American cocktail bar — opened today in the U Street corridor.

The bar is a modern take on the classic American watering hole of past generations… and boasts 25 specialty cocktails, including cocktails on tap and a selection of boilermakers, as well as 15 draught beers, from local breweries like DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and Right Proper Brewing Company, to regional favorites.

The bar borrows its name from an alleged secret literary society said to be started by famed playwright Eugene O’Neill. As lore would have it, the members would gather in old waterfront bars and conclude Quarter+Glory bar DSC_6059each meet by raising their glasses and pledging, “give me Quarter and Glory!”

“Quarter+Glory is truly an authentic ode to the bars of old New York that my father owned and operated, where folks from a cross section of society gathered to share great drinks and conversation with whomever happened to stride up to the bar,” said Kenneth B. McCoy, Chief Creative Officer of the Public House Collective, which manages the venue.

Quarter+Glory interior DSC_6125“We chose D.C. as the place to take our first step outside of New York because the city has such a distinctive energy that feels very much in tune with our own.  I think it’s fair to say that Washington, D.C. also captures the essence of Quarter+Glory, ‘Dignified for the Discerning and Bold for the Courageous.’”

Images credit: Daniel Swartz