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Bardo Brewpub Is Planning a ‘BeerDisneyLand’ on the Riverfront

by Andrea Swalec — March 28, 2015 at 10:55 am 2,474 2 Comments

(Updated at 9:55 a.m. Monday) The owners of Bardo Brewpub on Bladensburg Road want to turn unused land in Navy Yard into a “deluxe” waterfront beer garden with food trucks, a dog park and outdoor movies.

In a three-minute video narrated by their mascot Bardawg, Bardo announced last night that they’re aiming to raise $200,00 in the next month to create a “BeerDisneyLand” at 25 Potomac Ave. SE, just south of Nationals Park.

“Same old Bardo fun, now on two acres of Anacostia riverfront property — 100,000 square feet of fun,” a voice says in video of the owners’ Australian cattle dog roaming the development site. “New, shiny stainless steel brewery tanks. Biggest dog park in the city … Outdoor movies, as always, this time projected on a floating screen in the river.”Bardo development map (Image courtesy of Bardo)

Donors to Bardo’s Indiegogo campaign will receive Groupon-style discounts on beer once the business opens. For $20, a donor will receive four pints of beer. For $1,000, donors get “a hunnert pitchers of beer” for a party at the beer garden.

Representatives from Bardo presented the initial concept to ANC 6D earlier this month, as JDLand reported. The business was pitched as an interim use on an MRP Realty development site.

Bardo could operate on the lot for a minimum of five years, owner Andrew Stewart said in an update.

Video via Vimeo/Bill Stewart; map image courtesy of Bardo

  • newty25

    I hate to say it, but this looks awful… only because I love the open concept but this idea has failure practically super glued to it.

  • Citizen

    $200k in 6 months? You can’t even break ground with that small amount of funds. There is the failure.

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