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Well... I should do a thread about favorite bars and new bars...or...whatever. For the once a quarter when I actually go out.

What's sort of nagging at me right now is the hideously named Truorleans, opening up on H St and about 10 minutes from my office. So not only an afternoon beer place, but they also claim that they'll be open at 7am. Finally! My morning beer dream will come true!

During my lunchtime walks, I pass by it every day...and I really don't see how they're going to make the "end of May" opening date. But...maybe when I get back from my NOLA trip, I'll be able to belly up and enjoy some sweet $7 bottles of Abita served by a waitress who's forced to talk with an accent inspired by episodes of Treme.

--- Quote ---With new development coming to H Street NE, the addition of TruOrleans Restaurant and Gallery will add an authentic Cajon Creole experience with a twist. Set to open the end of May, TruOrleans will feature family recipes from Lake Charles, LA as well as art work straight from the French Quarter.

Located on the corner of H and 4th NE, the restaurant will be open Monday thru Sunday from 7:00 am to 12:00 am on weekdays and 7:00 am to 2:00 am on weekends. The split level restaurant will offer an upscale experience featuring many Cajun Creole favorites like Po Boys, Gumbo, Jambalaya and Beignets as well as New Orleans drink favorites like the traditional Hurricane, Louisiana specialty beers and a spectacular wine list. The restaurant will offer bars on both levels as well as an outdoor sidewalk café.
For more information, visit our website at
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Been trying to unearth true dive bars near my office. There's Lil Pub, on PA Ave, which is "Dc's last working class bar" and "just like Cheers." I'm not sure those two descriptions go together, but okay. It's on my list to try some day.

Near the Lil Pub is the Tune Inn, which is one of those dive bars that is a dive bar on purpose. Designer dive bars!

Of course, I love the reviews!  "What a dive! And Sierra Nevada on tap for just $6!"

I'll always be haunted by Cass's indignation at being served a $5 Sierra Nevada. There's really no getting away from yuppieville in DC, is there?

Still standing by for the opening of the hideous Truorleans, which should be any day now. Pictures show a completed restaurant, and wait staff going through training.

Well, Truorleans opens tomorrow. The menu is up on their facebook page -- all NOLA inspired, and with $6 Abitas.

I'm going to spin by it today at lunch and see if they're open early. Otherwise, I'll hit it around lunchtime tomorrow and get a feel for it.

I don't know why I'm bothering. DC's bar culture is all one, terrible horror show of expensive beer, bad service, and patrons who make you want to go on a shooting spree.

But... It's New Orleans themed! I have to try it. And $6 Abita is cheaper than Abita at Union Station!

Not open today... But it sure looks nice. And it's a huge bar, with a second bar up on the balcony, and sidewalk seating. Lots of promise to this place... Glassware and booze were being delivered today, so that's a good sign for lunch tomorrow.

Truorleans has updated their website:

Check out the drinks menu and the hurricanes measured by category.

Maybe they can measure the strength of their other drinks based on body count?


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