Yesterday, BethesdaNow.com reported the latest concept announced for Pike & Rose: a beer garden. Coming from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, parent company of Rustico & Evening Star in Alexandria and Churchkey and Birch & Barley downtown, the concept will combine a “world class beer program” with a “distinct culinary program to match,” according to a press release. “The restaurant will go in ‘Upper Muse Alley,’ designed to be one of the main pedestrian open spaces in the development. It’s set to open in mid-2015 with the rest of the retail in that area of the project,” says BethesdaNow’s Aaron Kraut.
This project joins six concepts already announced for the first phase of Pike & Rose, opening this fall. They include Roti, Del Frisco’s and Protein Bar. La Madeline, relocated from elsewhere on the property, City Sports, Sport & Health, iPic Movie Theaters and a Strathmore music venue are also part of the first phase. The entertainment anchor of the second phase has also been announced – a Pinstripes bowling alley.