Pop ‘N Paint

Drink, relax and let the creative juices flow with Pop 'N Paint!


Please come and enjoy our first sip 'n paint event in the back room at Republic. This event will be held the first and thrid Tuesday of every month at 7pm.


Tickets are $35 and include brushes, paint, canvas, one glass of wine or pint of beer and guidance from local artist Ashley Young.


Limited availability, Please call to RSVP your space soon!


  • Lunch with us.
    M-F 11:30 - 2:30

  • Alegre Happy Hour
    Every Tuesday | 5 - 7PM

    Alegre is our LGBT Happy Hour. All are welcome!!

  • Pint Night
    Wednesday 9:30pm
    $5 Pints

    Guess what? Yep! We still have Pint Night.
    We said til forever-ish... Do you believe us now?

  • Yappy Hour

Mystery Basket Cocktail Competition

Sunday February 28th we held a Mystery Basket Cocktail Competition on Foodie and the Beast, The Nycci Nellis Show, between four of our restaurants, Republic, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, BlackSalt and Black's Bar & Kitchen.

Click Here For a Show Recap

Meet The Competitors

From Left: Brett Robison - Republic, Rich Willet - Pearl Dive, George Sault - BlackSalt, Joel Bailey- Black's Bar & Kitchen

The Mystery Basket


Fresh Ginger & Basil Mule
(Muddled Lime & Basil, House Made Basil Shrub, Ginger Beer & Bulleit Bourbon)


The Entire Cast

From Left: David Nellis, Brett Robison, Austin Ginsberg, Rich Willet, Catherine Ker, Jeff Black, Nycci Nellis, George Sault, Joel Bailey

Brightest Young Things: First Look &  Taste Test: Republic

Takoma Park residents can officially rejoice: Republic, the neighborhood’s first fine dining restaurant, has finally opened its doors. And of course, Brightest Young Things made sure to appear at the soft opening, to bring you complete coverage of the space, menu, and most importantly, beverage service. Read More...

Washingtonian - Our Favorite Washington Roof Decks, Patios, and Beer Gardens

Al Fresco Happy Hours

Slurp dollar Chesapeake oysters, dig into $7 pots of mussels, and sip $3 local brews atRepublic, which opens its bar and patio for happy hour weekdays from 3 to 7. Weekend deal seekers can try the patio fronting sister restaurant Black’s Bar & Kitchen for burgers and half-off oysters Saturday from noon to 3. Daily deals can be found from 5 to 7 on the Italianate back plaza at Vinoteca, where a friendly crowd plays bocce on the oyster-shell court, samples about 20 varieties of wine for $5, and snacks on discounted tapas like mushroom crostini. There are fewer frills at the Petworth neighborhood jointDC Reynolds, but it throws one of the best happy hours in town on the large back patio: Score a two-for-one deal on any drink, from local brews to Green Hat-gin-and-tonics.

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Taste Test: Dinner And A Show @ Republic

Brighest Young Things: Is this our new favorite place? I think it IS our new favorite place.

Read the entire review here.

Traveler’s Table: Sandwiches around the world

Traveling foodie Kate Parham offers a taste of how 12 different cultures prepare sandwiches and where to try each dish here in the States. Read More...

Cuban cubano

In keeping with the world's seemingly favorite sandwich (ham and cheese), the Cubans' version — expect ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickled and mustard sandwiched between simple white bread that's then pressed like a panini — was originally a means of feeding local workers. Though the origins of the sandwich are unknown — we can thank frequent travel between Cuba and Florida in the late 1800s and early 1900s for that — one thing's for certain: a cubano makes for a truly delicious lunch, especially if you opt for the decadent version sold at newly-opened Republic in Takoma Park, Md. There, pork is swapped out for duck confit, coupled with a local Virginia country-style ham, housemade bread and butter pickles and roasted poblano peppers (a tribute to owner Jeff Black's Texas heritage).

Washingtonian Best Bites: 5 Things to look for at Republic

Takoma Park is about to get a new neighborhood—and possibly destination—restaurant. Restaurateur Jeff Black, who’s behind BlackSalt and Pearl Dive, among others, has teamed up with longtime chef and Takoma Park native Danny Wells for a seventh venture. Here’s what to look for in the funky space.  Read More...

Bethesda Preview of Republic

If the food at last night’s preview party at Republic is any indication, the new Takoma Park eatery will likely become a dining destination even for those living outside the nuclear-free zone.  Read More...

Washington Business Journal: People’s Republic of Takoma gets its own Restaurant

Even with its tongue planted firmly in its check, Black Restaurant Group can still take a bite out of a new neighborhood. The Gazette reports that Black Restaurant Group's newest restaurant, Republic, opens on Sunday in Takoma Park.  Read More...