Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy Hour at PS7

I have been meaning to check out the relatively new PS7 for a little while now, so I was excited to hear that they were having a happy hour last night. It actually is located only one block from the heart of the action in Gallery Place, but it's location on I Street actually is somewhat quiet. You enter through a large glass door and pass the foyer and are greeted by a couple of friendly folks at the host stand. To the left is the restaurant area of the venue and to the right is the bar area. The bar area space is minimalist yet the dim lighting, granite bar and warm and rich brown tones of the fabric on the couches and seats lend a somewhat cozy feel. The wine list is fairly pricey, but until 7pm each weeknight the bar has happy hour specials, which include a red and white wine from the list. I had the red, which was a Santa Maria Merlot from Chile, and it actually was delicious and almost juicy with fruit. The stemware is fabulous by the way - definitely a fun sight to see folks standing and chatting with a beautiful wine glass in hand. Various snacks are on offer, and crispy crackers with lots of pepper and Asian spices as well as caramel popcorn with nut clusters are complimentary. The snacks are served in hefty, square metallic bowls which makes for a pretty presentation and also compliments the decor nicely. I met a few really nice folks last night, and it seemed like the group generally had a great time.

777 I Street in NW DC

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