Foggy Bottom’s famed pub will open its new K Street space Friday, less than a week after clearing out of its long-time spot on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The soft opening of Froggy Bottom comes ahead of its grand opening at 2021 K Street next week, when owner Hien Bui will officially reveal the updated space and menu.
The K Street Froggy boasts a much larger outdoor patio, more stools at the bar, an expanded 12 draft selection and new Vietnamese menu items, the blog PoPville reported.
The campus staple has been closed since April 29 preparing for the move. Bui held an auction earlier this month, selling old glasses, signs from around the restaurant and beer tap handles to clear way for a more upscale look and raise money to support local veterans.
But Bui, known for taming booths of rowdy students especially on half-price pitcher and pizza Monday, maintains that the restaurant would not lose character.
“This is still Froggy,” Bui said then. “The food is still the same, the menu is still the same. Nothing changed. I’m still here and I’m still yelling, so you cannot miss that.”
This article was updated May 6, 2013 to reflect the following:
A previous version of this article included a headline that should have used the word “peek,” not “peak.”