The “longest bar in DC” (at 150 feet long) opened July 23 across the street from Nationals Park. Even better news is the food. Nestled into the southwest corner of 1221 Van St. SE, the neighborhood’s newest restaurant and bar is 12,000 square feet and spans two levels. The space has three bars and 600 feet of outdoor patios on two sides. A hidden fourth bar sits inside a private dining and event space.

The “mile of draft lines” connect to 16 taps: 10 for beer, four for margaritas and cocktails, and three for wine and Prosecco. Although most will come for the drinks, they should stay for the food thanks to Executive Chef Roberto ­Hernandez (former executive chef of The Smith).

And yes, there is a happy hour menu as well as a forthcoming brunch.

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