Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), founded by restaurateur and industry leader Danny Meyer whose portfolio features some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, bars, and cafes, has announced Anchovy Social, the accompanying rooftop bar set to open atop the forthcoming Thompson Washington D.C. hotel at The Yards. The bar will open this winter in tandem with Roman-style seafood restaurant Maialino Mare, USHG’s first foray into fine dining outside of New York.
In line with Maialino Mare’s Italian concept, Anchovy Social’s beverage menu will highlight classic cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, with innovative and seasonal takes on favorites such as the Seadog (tequila, grapefruit soda, Old Bay salt) and the Juice Box (vodka, cranberry shrub, Vermouth di Torino, rosemary). Additionally, large format cocktails that serve up to four will be offered seasonally, while regional beers will be available bottled and on tap.
Snacks and bites are the focus on the food menu, which will showcase the best of local seafood and fun twists on Italian antipasti. Guests can choose from Potato Chips Cacio Pepe to dips and tins of Smoked Trout and Anchovy and Stracchino, to name a few. Seafood Towers, shareable plates like Clams Casino, heartier plates and sliders such as the Porchetta Melt, satisfy all appetites.
“You don’t need to love anchovies to love Anchovy Social,” said Danny Meyer, Founder, and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. “It’s our first destination DC bar with striking waterfront views, classic cocktails, and satisfying bites of food. We’re thrilled to introduce Anchovy Social to a city that enjoys la dolce vita as much as we do.”
The 8,000 square foot rooftop bar, featuring sliding floor to ceiling windows, sits atop the 12th floor of the hotel and offers unprecedented 360-degree views of the city and waterfront. The bar’s indoor/outdoor space will have live music and DJ sets throughout the week making it a true year-round destination.
The Thompson Washington D.C. will be located at the corner of Tingey and Third Streets SE, with Anchovy Social open seven days a week: M-Thurs – 4 PM-12 PM; Fri– 4 PM-1 AM; Saturday 11 AM – 1 AM; Sunday 11-10 PM.
About Anchovy Social:
Anchovy Social at Thompson Washington, D.C. is a new rooftop bar from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, inspired by the coastal spirit of our sister restaurant Maialino Mare downstairs. Anchovy Social serves seasonal cocktails, wine, and beer alongside shareable bites like Potato Chips Cacio e Pepe and heartier plates. It’s the go-to for year-round waterfront vibes, after-work spritzes, and the occasional seafood tower. Adjacent to the bar is a private events space offering the same rooftop views, outdoor space, and its own private bar. Anchovy Social is open year-round on weeknight evenings and throughout the day on weekends. More information can be found at https://www.anchovysocial.com.