“Southern Traditions in DC”
Acre 121′s barroom and low country bistro brings the full flavor of southern barbecue to DC’s growing restaurant & bar scene. The coastal cuisine is complimented by weekly live music, which includes area artists performing a mix of traditional bluegrass, alt-country, and folk rock, among other genres, for a low country flavor with local fusion. Acre 121 brings Southern food traditions, craft beers and cocktails, and an approachable wine list in an old-line Washington barroom just steps from the Columbia Heights Metro. Our pledge is to be an attribute to the community and to celebrate the unique events marked here. Welcome to the neighborhood! The roots of the name Acre 121 continue the local northern/southern history that often defined Washington, D.C. In 1881, brothers Senator John Sherman and Civil War General W.T. Sherman purchased and subdivided a 121 acre plot of land north of Boundary Street, NW (now known as Florida Avenue) and named it “Columbia Heights.” In previous years, up until the 1840s, the area surrounding the current Columbia Heights Metro station at 14th and Irving streets was a mile long, circular horse race track. When the track closed, the area became a crossroads for nearby farms, with a daily stagecoach line to the City of Washington. Prior to that, it was home to the renowned Columbia College, which relocated and became George Washington University. Columbia Heights was long considered a peaceful and healthy respite from the humidity and malarial fevers found in the Federal city.
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