The space is narrow and dominated by a large bar on one wall. DC's master mixologist Gina Chersevani (of Buffalo and Bergen fame) has partnered with Hank's to create "Eddy Bar" featuring a wild menu of cocktail creations.
Even without the late night discount, Hank's makes a nice addition to Pennsylvania Avenue SE and I'm glad to see their recent roof fire didn't keep them closed.
Second Thoughts from B
I've written the latter half of nearly 400 blog posts under the heading, "Second Thoughts." The title is simply an allusion to our TwoDC theme that provides two perspectives on all the wonderful, and sometimes not so wonderful, things to do and eat in Washington. In this post, however, "second thoughts" takes on a more traditional meaning... regret.
Any loyal reader knows that I enjoy eating almost anything and that allows me the flexibility to order the "best" thing on the menu. Sometimes this is determined by the masses (i.e., Google), sometimes a waiter/waitress gets an assist, and sometimes the answer is written in giant letters over my head. In other words, when I go to Hank's Oyster Bar, I'm ordering oysters.
The problem with that strategy is that on this particular night, I got a bit carried away. I'm sure some of you love oysters enough to have them featured on three different plates. I'm not one of those people. By the time my po boy showed up, I was oystered out. Don't get me wrong, they were good. Really good. But I had enough of the rich, salty, sliminess and was wishing I ordered a salad.
So to the good people of Washington, learn from my mistake. Skip the third straight oyster dish, but don't skip a trip to Hank's.