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From the January 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

When its second-floor Hero Bar space became a bit too successful over the summer—prompting noise complaints—Blue Ridge (2348 Wisconsin Ave.) heard from the ANC. Now, the two entities have hammered out an agreement designed to keep the restaurant’s noise level down. According to a letter submitted to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on December 1, Blue Ridge has agreed to close its second-floor deck at midnight, even for smokers; eschew live music on front and back patios; and disallow the operation of “any separate club, venue, or recurring event such as Hero Bar, which was inconsistent with Blue Ridge’s operating model.”

Meanwhile, the restaurant continues its transformation into a casual, beer-focused neighborhood diner. According to owner Eli Hengst, Blue Ridge will be closed for renovations until early spring, though it “may operate in some limited function,” as it did last fall when the main dining room was closed but the downstairs bar stayed open.

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From the October 2010 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

Neighbors of Blue Ridge (2340 Wisconsin) have begun to complain about noise emanating from the restaurant’s upstairs event space, recently dubbed Hero Bar. On September 17, revelers on the restaurant’s second-floor deck were heard blocks away, late into the night. “I thought GU was playing its homecoming game in the field next to Whole Foods,” one irked neighbor joked on the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup.

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jackie Blumenthal responded that, under the terms of the restaurant’s voluntary agreement with the ANC, alcohol can be served on the second-floor deck after midnight “once or twice a month, only for private catered parties, and only if neighbors do not complain.” She added that she had been working with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to determine whether Hero Bar is a permissible use of the restaurant’s license. At press time, the ANC was planning to discuss the situation at its September 28 meeting.

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Coming in August: a bro-fest atop Blue Ridge at 2340 Wisconsin, to judge from this website. The second floor of the newly beer-happy restaurant is being christened “Hero Bar.” Enter via the side alley and then, apparently, say “HELL yeah” to $2 PBRs.

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