The Garces Group will further its relentless expansion by bringing Village Whiskey to Washington DC. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports the new project is projected to open in 2016 and will feature outdoor dining.
A dark-wood den of a concept with a list of 200-plus whiskeys and an all-American menu known for embracing excess with its burgers and duck fat fries, Village Whiskey will be the Garces Group's second restaurant for the D.C. market. The group opened Argentinean steakhouse Rural Society there in July 2014, and is said to be developing a Latin market there as well.
Village Whiskey D.C. will be located in the Blagden Alley area of Shaw (a neighborhood facing a veritable onslaught of new openings), which already houses such restaurants as Rogue 24 and D.C.'s location of La Colombe coffee. Notably, Jeremiah Langhorne will open his upcoming restaurant, The Dabney, there this summer.
One thing is for sure: Assuming the notoriously pricy foie-topped Whiskey King burger makes the trip, it won't be such a fiscal outlier in its new home. This recent roundup from Eater D.C. shows that the burger obsessives in our nation's capital are more than willing to shell out for a fancy cheeseburger.
Village Whiskey, 920 N St. NW, Washington, D.C., opening 2016.