Popular sandwich pop-up Fight Club is finally celebrating its official grand opening in its brick-and-mortar location in Capitol Hill. And unlike the cult classic from which it’s taken its name, in this case, you SHOULD talk about Fight Club!
Fight Club first opened at its current brick-and-mortar location on Tuesday, May 10, but delayed its official grand opening celebration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
From chef Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon, where Fight Club first popped up during the pandemic, — as well as co-owners Bart Hutchins and Mackenzie Conway — the flagship restaurant will now be taking over what was previously the home of Hank’s on the Hill.
Since its debut in 2020, Fight Club has garnered enthusiastic customers and recognition, with the Washington Post naming its delicious Heir to the BLT — boasting “heirloom tomatoes, house-made black pepper bacon, pistachio butter, brown butter mayo, shrettuce, and sourdough” — one of the best sandwiches in the D.C. area.
“The support we received from the Capitol Hill neighborhood was amazing,” Hutchins said in a press release. “We had people who would order sandwiches multiple times a week just because they wanted to see us succeed during a very scary time. … It feels somewhat poetic that our permanent home would remain on the Hill. It’s our way of saying thank you to the neighborhood.”
Other mouth-watering favorites will be available at the new 60-seat spot, including the FC Chicken Doink and its Golden Onion Rings side, as well as newer sandwiches already spurring talk, such as the Salami and Slaw. Equally as appealing? Its delicious signature punches and cocktails, such as the Sad Boys Tea and “That Character Actress In Every Hallmark Original Movie.”
“Fight Club isn’t your standard Italian, Reuben, BLT place,” says Markert. ”When someone looks at the sandwiches, they wonder how those flavors will work together, but it turns out to be the sandwich you never knew you needed.”
Fight Club is located at 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.