District 2 Bar & Grille Suffers a New Year’s Day Fire

A suspected kitchen fire temporarily closes the eatery.

DC firefighters spent several hours of New Year’s Day battling a serious fire at District 2 Bar & Grille. The Upper Northwest eatery, located on a populous dining block with 2 Amys, La Piquette, Cactus Cantina, and others, occurred in the early afternoon and closed many of the surrounding roadways. Fortunately no one was injured, WUSA reports.

The fire, which officials think began in the restaurant’s kitchen, has temporarily closed the establishment. We’ve reached out to the owners and will update accordingly.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.