Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a creative take on barbeque, with many vegetarian and vegan options, in addition to a global look at food-friendly craft beer, and a Kentucky bias for on list of over 100 whiskeys. A casual environment with country cooking. Previously named Asylum. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast-food, Take-out, Non-veg


First Review by LisaC
  • vegetarian

Amazing Vegan Wings!

4 Posted on 08 / 17 / 2014

Went here with two vegetarians and a non-vegetarian and everyone was satisfied. If as a vegetarian you've been missing hot wings the vegan hot wings will satisfy your craving, and quite honestly are even better than real chicken. We got the buffalo bleu flavour and the whole table enjoyed every bites. Simply amazing. Even the non-vegetarian server admitted loving them.

We also ordered the spare ribs which were really good, with the creamy, cheesy jalapeƱo grits. However the fish cutlet sandwich was underwhelming, especially after the great vegan sandwiches we had had at other places around D.C.

Overall really great place, especially if you're looking for somewhere that both vegans/vegetarians and meat-eaters will love.

  • vegan

Brunch haven in Adams Morgan

3 Posted on 04 / 20 / 2014

This place is good for vegan grits, home fries, donuts (they aren't really donuts though in texture), French toast and the like for brunch. The menu for vegans is remarkably similar to Asylum, which used to be in this space. The service is also similar in attitude and speed- high and slow, respectively.

If you liked Asylum, you'll be happy here. It's good for that style of food! Nothing super exciting, but great that it's vegan. The sweet potato and oat burger is something different, too. Sides can includes cole slaw, too.

The regular menu extends late into the night and can be really helpful if you're stuck in Adams Morgan and dragged here with friends. Vegan wings, ribs, BBQ, sandwiches, tacos, and plenty of sides like asparagus, fries and sweet potato fries or whole.

Overall, good choice if dragged here, and for brunch, quite satisfying for junk vegan food! Yum!

Pros: Vegan brunch!, Grits!, Vegan 'donuts'
Cons: Service, Like Asylum
  • vegan

Great Atmosphere, Food, and Beer

4 Posted on 01 / 22 / 2014

I would give it five "happy cows," but that option is reserved for vegetarian restaurants.

I was just wowed by everything with this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, hip and modern, but woodsy and tavern-like. It all comes together very well. All of the staff we encountered seemed to be on top of things and were very friendly.

With lots of beers on draft and a huge whiskey selection, the drink options are great.

For appetizers, we shared a veggie chilli and vegan wings ("muddy"). The chilli was incredibly simple but so delicious. It was a mix of a few kinds of beans, some corn, and BBQ sauce. No fake meat or anything, which in this case, worked really well. The wings actually looked like small drumsticks with a skewer for the bone. They looked pretty awesome. The texture was impeccable and the sauce absolutely delicious. We actually ended up tearing up a few pieces of wings and putting them in the chilli and it made it even more exciting.

For my entree, I ordered the vegan spare ribs with a side of coleslaw. There were several other vegan entrees that sounded good, so it was nice having some choices. The dish was presented really well. It was pieces of "meat" that seemed slightly charred then cooked in BBQ sauce with bell pepper strips, onions, and pine nuts. The coleslaw was simple, fairly dry, and paired very well. It was all pretty good.

One of my favorite parts was the bottle of spicy BBQ sauce on the table that was also sweet. I put it on everything and it made already great food even more flavorful.

I wish I had saved room for dessert. They offer vegan vanilla ice cream with different fruit drizzle flavors.

I will definitely be back and highly recommend it to others.

Pros: Atmosphere, Menu options (both food and drinks)


  • vegetarian

Vegan Wings are Amazing!

4 Posted on 06 / 17 / 2013

Delicious food, lots of vegan and vegetarian options. The vegan wings are incredible. The jalapeno grits cake are so delicious (vegetarian but not vegan). Awesome beer selection. Can't wait to go back here!

Pros: excellent food, knowlegable and friendly staff
  • vegetarian

Great Brunch

4 Posted on 07 / 29 / 2012

I actually haven't been here since the name changed from Asylum, but I heard their vegan brunch is still great. I loved it and their vegetarian tacos. Yum, yum!

Pros: Brunch, Veg bar food, Cheap drinks
Cons: Sometimes crowded, Can get loud (it's a bar)


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Last updated: 2012/07/23


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