American Ice Co.
917 V St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Shaw-Howard University
Scene: Outdoor Seating
In what was an icehouse and garage, Eric Hilton--the mind behind Marvin, Dickson Wine Bar, and the Gibson--left rough touches such as paint-mottled walls. The bar/restaurant is already a hit with the U Street crowd, which clamors for Mason jars of beer, pulled-pork sandwiches, and pickle plates.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.