From the November 2009 Glover Park Gazette:
Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin will close for one night (November 3) and pay a $3,000 fine to resolve charges of allowing disorderly conduct and failing to close on time. Co-owner Fritz Brogan says the bar was penalized for observing the traditional closing times of its predecessor, Grog & Tankard: 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. Grog & Tankard’s liquor license, which transferred to Gin & Tonic unchanged when Brogan and his partner bought the bar last year, states closing times of 1:30 a.m. on weekdays and 2:30 a.m. on weekends.
The disorderly conduct charge stems from a February 28 incident in which a club staffer forcibly ejected a patron from the bar. The patron—a man who admitted to being drunk and going into the ladies’ bathroom—called police to report an assault after the staffer dragged him out the club’s back door and around to the street. The patron complained of bruises, scrapes, and a broken finger. According to an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration investigator’s report, the patron later wanted to drop the matter, and the agency was “unable to determine” that an assault had occurred.
While investigating this incident, ABRA twice found Gin & Tonic open past the closing times on its license, though not past the times that had been observed by Grog & Tankard. Brogan has asked the Advisory Neighborhood Commission to support an effort to change the license to reflect the bar’s customary closing times. The matter will be on the agenda at the ANC’s November 12 meeting.