U Street’s staple The Fainting Goat will be serving its last meal and closing its doors on Sunday, May 14.
The Northwest tavern, which first opened in 2013, confirmed the news to the Washingtonian on Wednesday.
“The last few years have taken a toll,” Blagden Hospitality Group partners—Greg Algie, Nathan Beauchamp, and Henry Bruce—told the Washingtonian in a statement. “We pivoted like many, struggling to get back to our prior self or a reinvented version.”
In recent years, the restaurant and gastropub has utilized events, such as tavern trivia nights and “Tinder Tuesday” happy hours to attract more customers amid COVID-19 pandemic issues.
This isn’t the end, however!
The Fainting Goat’s executive chef, Sam George, is heading to Union Market’s Hi-Lawn to add some additional flare to its menu. Meanwhile, Blagden Hospitality Group is cooking something up for downtown Bethesda in early 2024.
Until then, to order takeout or make reservation, visit The Fainting Goat’s website.