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Opening a bar and restaurant that EXUDES summer in 18 degree weather may not seem like a natural choice and fit, but we have a feeling there is nothing stopping Orange Anchor from being successful once it opens its do0rs at the Washington Harbor next week (Friday the 13th being the official date).

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Brought to us by the team behind Copperwood Tavern, Second State and Union Social who seemingly have the upscale All-American casual drinking and eating down pat, this new addition to Georgetown’s Waterfront will inevitably continue their streak and joins the increasingly appealing Potomac riverside food and drink offerings (between Fiola Mare, Farmers Fishers and Bakers, Mama Rouge and now this – this isn’t your 2003 food scene at all).

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The menu is Classic American and local (most ingredients come from farms within 3 hours of DC) featuring prime cuts of locally raised meats, as well as lobster and tuna specialities to accompany the robust, family-style sides on the menu. And Oyster fans, take note: “Oyster Hour” is available Monday through Friday, from 5 PM to 6 PM.  Guests can enjoy $1 oysters throughout the entire restaurant.

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On the drink side, expect a serious cocktail selection which will make use of the bar’s extensive rum collection will also be available with over 40 different varieties including multiple orange infused rums, as well as a Captain’s Favorite Drafts tap offerings. Happy Hour will be available Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM featuring a $1 off any beer available on draft or by the can, signature cocktails, or wine by the glass.

And with a timely winter opening, by the time the prime season hits this spring, they should be off to the races.

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Orange Anchor opens at 3050 K Street NW, on February 13th for lunch and dinner, and Brunch is coming February 21st. Mark those dates.

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