Astro Doughnuts owners opening beer hall adjacent to D.C. shop

Two-level beer hall to serve breakfast, lunch, La Colombe coffee

An Astro Beer Hall is coming to Washington, D.C. The owners of Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, have partnered with creative consultancy Tin Shop to bring the new, two-level beer hall to 1306 G Street. The location within the Mackey’s Public House space is adjacent to the original Astro Doughnuts in D.C.

Astro Beer Hall will also be a full-service coffee shop and cafe, serving breakfast and lunch during the day, according to an announcement from its publicist.

The menu will include Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken favorites, in addition to new bar snacks, salads, and decadent, made-to-order cake doughnuts. The coffee program at Astro Beer Hall will feature La Colombe coffee beans. Beer will flow freely as the beer hall will have 20 full-functioning taps. Astro’s Chef Chris Kujala takes the helm of the kitchen and will oversee the menus at the new beer hall.

Preliminary logo for Astro Beer Hall. Photo by Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken.
Preliminary logo for Astro Beer Hall. Photo by Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken.

Spaisman and Halpem have tapped Geoff Dawson’s and Peter Bayne’s Tin Shop, a creative bar and restaurant development group. The design group and consultancy is behind Penn Social, Highline RxR, Big Chief, Franklin Hall, Church Hall, and TallBoy.

Boasting 11,000 square feet of space, Astro Beer Hall will debut at summer’s end. As it opens, work will transform the entire venue, designating Astro’s original doughnut shop for takeout only. Astro Doughnuts’ current customers will have the option of dining in at Astro Beer Hall. Guests from around the city can try beers from a wide selection while enjoying classic Asteroids, Ms. Pacman and pinball arcade games.

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Also, TVs in the dining area will make it easy to enjoy sports games and special televised events. In addition, the design of the space will be themed to feature space and Astronaut exploration. The design is timely during the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Counter and bar service, along with high-tops and booth seating, should provide ample space for taking in the experience.

Photo credit: Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken

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