Friday, September 14, 2012

Uptown Tap House Opens in Cleveland Park

For decades, Ireland's Four Provinces (affectionately known to locals as the 4Ps) ruled the roost on Connecticut Avenue. The venerable Irish pub was the place to be on St. Patrick's Day and served as a relaxing spot to enjoy a pint of Guinness (or two) the remainder of the year. After changing its name to Ireland's Four Fields, the 4Ps closed its doors for good in June. Replacing such a beloved hangout would be no easy task.

Enter Uptown Tap House, sister establishment to well-known McFadden's and Sign of the Whale (one of my former haunts.) Billed as providing a legendary, casual dining experience, Tap House is in the middle of a three-day soft opening... providing neighbors and guests with cocktail (complimentary mixed drinks, hor d'oeuvres, etc.) and dinner ($10 wine flights, 1/2 price appetizers and raw bar items) events. Space is limited and RSVPs required (check their website for details.)

I can't wait to try it out. One noticeable change for the better is the addition of a flat screen TV in the outdoor patio and (more importantly) the announcement of ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT wings on Mondays (4 PM to close) for $12. I'm already licking my chops!