Karl Graham, a partner in New York Avenue Beach Bar, is bringing a new bar and tavern called The Elroy to 1423 H St. NE. He hopes it will open at the end of May.
Graham, who's also a general contractor, tells Y&H the name refers to the Jetsons
character and that The Elroy will be a "futuristic bar." As for what
exactly that means, Graham is keeping the details under wraps for now.
He also describes the spot as "a nice little neighborhood bar where you
come in and people know your name." The two-story space is located a
quarter mile from where Graham grew up.
The Elroy will specialize in cocktails in "fancy glasses, really
crazy cocktail glasses," Graham says. There will also be a limited bar
menu with five to 10 items—"nothing extravagant."
Although Graham is transferring the liquor license
from New York Avenue Beach Bar, he clarifies that the beach concept
will not be reincarnated on H Street NE. In fact, New York Avenue Beach
Bar isn't coming back. Hogo and The Passenger owner Tom Brown, who was also a partner in the beach bar, sold his share of the business at the end of last season.