A phony Irish pub, just what Georgetown needs
The chain Irish pub Ri Ra is coming to Georgetown and will take the place of the now shut down Mie N Yu on M Street between 31st and Wisconsin.
Mie N Yu closed last October unexpectedly and has now been sold to Ri Ra. At Monday’s ANC 2E meeting, Ri Ra owner Ciaran Sheehan (it doesn’t get much more Irish than that) established his hope that the pub’s presence will be felt in Georgetown for the next 20 years.
Ri Ra is apparently going to do its best to seem authentic. “Interiors from reclaimed sources in Ireland” will be brought into the pub. Whether all these reclaimed interiors will just serve as a way to hang Guinness advertisements remains to be seen.
The new Ri Ra could become Georgetown’s first enjoyable Irish pub, or it could go the way of the not-too-distant, but oh-so-douchey, McFadden’s and be a new hub for drunk bros.
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