Posts Tagged ‘Gin & Tonic’

From the December 2011/January 2012 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Last February, a woman was found unconscious inside the bar then called Gin & Tonic—what’s now The Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Ave.). Representatives of the bar were scheduled to appear before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on November 30 to answer questions about the incident.

According to an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration investigator’s report, a woman who attended a birthday party at the club on February 13 was discovered passed out in the ladies’ room, hunched over a toilet. Some friends brought her out to the street, where police arrived and an ambulance was summoned. Throughout, the woman was unconscious and unresponsive, the report stated. The investigator couldn’t determine the cause of the woman’s condition, because neither she nor the patron who discovered her returned his calls about the incident.

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Adapted from the September 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) served its last gin &/or tonic on August 6 and shut down for “a face-lift,” according to co-owner Fritz Brogan. It was set to reopen in early September as Mason Inn, “a Southern-themed sports and live music restaurant and bar,” Brogan tells us. The renovated space will feature a longer bar, new seating, and “at least six” 60-inch HDTVs with all the sports cable packages, Brogan adds.

We hear the bar was already open as Mason Inn for a Hurricane Irene party on August 27. The club’s owners plan a grander renovation in the future, to include a full kitchen and rooftop seating, Brogan says.

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Four part-owners of Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) have lost their bid to expand the capacity of their Georgetown night spot, George (3251 Prospect St.), The Georgetown Dish reports.

“The May 4 decision called George’s petition ‘inappropriate based on the Petitioner’s previous and current failures to comply with the ABC laws,'” the Dish stated. Near neighbors of the club have complained of noise and inappropriate behavior there. Two separate assaults on the dance floor at George last year will be the subject of an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board hearing scheduled for May 18.

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From the May 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin Ave.) will soon be transformed from a fratty late-night spot into an “upscale eatery and sports tavern that appeals to a wide demographic,” according to co-owner Fritz Brogan. The tentative name for the new restaurant is The Mason Inn, a nod to Glover Park historical personage Guy Mason, a D.C. commissioner in the mid-20th century.

The renovation, estimated to cost $800,000, will include a new layout with more seating, a rooftop terrace with sound barrier walls, and a full restaurant kitchen. Gin & Tonic is currently open only Thursday through Saturday nights, but the renovated establishment is expected to offer regular lunch and dinner service, Brogan says.

“We have already begun working with neighbors and ANC [Advisory Neighborhood Commission] members to lay out our plans and collaborate on fulfilling our goals for renovations,” Brogan adds. “With the new upscale concept and the full menu, we look forward to making The Mason Inn a destination that all Glover Park residents can enjoy.”

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To raise money for areas of the South devastated by this week’s tornadoes, Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin) will be the site of a fundraiser for the Alabama Red Cross on Saturday April 30 at 9 p.m. The event, which will feature country music and a silent auction, is being hosted by six Southern state societies plus the local chapters of the Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and South Carolina university alumni clubs. A $5 or $10 donation at the door is requested.

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From the April 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

A hearing about potential violations of the voluntary agreement at George drinking club in Georgetown (3251 Prospect St.) has been postponed until May 18. George’s four owners recently bought part ownership of Gin & Tonic (2408 Wisconsin Ave.).

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When four owners of George, a drinking club at 3251 Prospect Street in Georgetown, bought part ownership in Gin & Tonic at 2408 Wisconsin Avenue last year, they promised to revamp the Glover Park bar to serve a slightly older, calmer crowd. But at George, it seems, the crowd is every bit as boisterous as Gin & Tonic’s current clientele—if not more so.

As the Georgetown Dish reports today, George’s neighbors complain of disruptions caused by club patrons. “They get sick, they get drunk. They are standing outside there,” an unnamed source told the Dish. “Many times we have seen people puke.”

Dancing is currently prohibited by the club’s liquor license, but the Dish reports that it frequently occurs there. The blog quotes one satisfied customer on Yelp: “This place gets drunker, and louder, and more festive as the night goes on, to the point where by 1:30 or 2 everyone from one end of the bar to the other is dancing, or making out, or both.”

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