Dirty Habit Pops Up with Free Food and Cocktails

Dirty Habit inside the Hotel Monaco will channel an edgy, noir vibe. Photograph courtesy of Dirty Habit

Dirty Habit may be going for an “apocalyptic vibe” when it opens in Penn Quarter, but they’re launching with a friendly deal: free food and drinks.

The designed-to-be-edgy restaurant and bar will host a free preview on Friday, September 9 for the first 60 guests who RSVP. Construction isn’t finished on the Hotel Monaco space–formerly Poste–so they’re taking over Union Market’s Lab 1270 for the event. Chef Kyoo Eom is in charge of the food, while newly-appointed sommelier Sarah Ruiz mixes cocktails (he’s coming from Poste, she from San Francisco).

If there’s ever a time to try a concept that bills itself as “pleasantly uncomfortable,” it’s now. Email for availability.

Food Editor

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.