H Street NE continues to bolster its choices of restaurants and bars with an almost endless stream of openings in the last couple months.
A bar crawl is in order, especially if the streetcar ever decides to open.
One intriguing concept comes from Devin Gong, from Barmini, in the form of a cocktail bar slash pot sticker and dumpling restaurant.
Copycat Co opened less than a week ago and it immediately fits into the electic Atlas District/H St NE scene.
Located between Little Miss Whiskey’s and Taylor Gourmet, in the space formerly known as Newsom, as you walk by, no one will blame you for mistaking it for a shiny fast food joint.
That’s the downstairs, where they serve tasty pot stickers, bao (steamed buns) and skewers. They will be serving late, so it’s the perfect post bar crawl remedy.
The Triple Delight pot stickers (shrimp, pork and chives) were good (slightly overdone). The beef bao was light and full of goodness. The chicken skewer (the spicy one, mind you) was juicy.
Everything on the food menu is cheap. It’s easy to sample. I see myself eating here early and late.
You can order your food downstairs, or you can head upstairs to find a cozy seat at a table or the bar. The cocktail bar at Copycat Co. is a small but nice looking space and offers a range of unique drinks, including what they dub ‘smashes’ and ‘fixes’.
I’m more of a beer guy, but I do partake in an occasional $11 cocktail. The David Smash, with rum, lemon, mint and sugar, proved to be sweet and enjoyable. The bartender also concocted an Old-fashioned with rum, called the Better and Better.
1110 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002