Jerry Malitz
ANC 3G-05

"Building Local Engagement"


Here in Chevy Chase D.C. we are fortunate to have 6 fine establishments for our dining pleasure that also have various Happy Hours, Specials, and Live Music. These establishments are within a three block segment of Connecticut Avenue between Livingston and McKinley. No doubt many of us have frequented them on occasion. In addition to dining these other specials of which we can avail ourselves at these eateries range in time throughout the day and span every day of the week. Here is the current lowdown on what you can expect for Happy Hours/Specials along Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase as well as those who have live music certain days of the week.

Blue 44 - Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 5-7pm. Beer, wine, cocktails and rail drink specials. Anywhere in the bar area (some tables included).
Chevy Chase Lounge - Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7pm. Cocktails, beer, wine, and rail drink specials. Also, for all NFL games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday night drink and appetizer specials. Anywhere in the bar area (all tables included).
Little Beast - Late Night Happy Hour: Daily: Sunday-Saturday 8-10:30pm. Beer, wine and cocktail specials. At the bar only. Also, every Thursday night (8:30-11pm) is 1/2 price bottles of wine throughout the restaurant. Additionally,  every Thursday from 8-10:30pm they have a different local music group performing with styles ranging from Bossa Nova to jazz. Their music series is curated by Thad Wilson, a DC-based jazz trumpeter and all events are free to the public.
Macon - Early Reverse Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm. Beer, wine and cocktail specials. Also, every Monday night 1/2 price bottles of wine throughout the restaurant. 
The Avenue - Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-7pm. Beer, wine and cocktail specials. Throughout the bar area (bar tables included). Also, Wednesday nights 1/2 price bottles of wine throughout the restaurant. Additionally, there is now live music every Thursday night and most Friday nights starting around 8:30pm. Recently they have also had a piano player (Spenser Bates) Thursday during happy hour followed by their regular acoustic singer/songwriter Sean Chyun. Occasionally on weekends they also have local bands upstairs in their Loft. All music is free to the public unless otherwise noted.

 Arucola - CLOSED 

Enjoy what our neighborhood has to offer (information current as of 4/1/2019).


The April 22 meeting of ANC3/4G is now available to view through ANC3/4G’s YouTube channel at:

Meeting items included a: Presentation by and discussion with Monica Laufer (Community Relations Manager for Bird dockless scooters) regarding dockless scooters; and, a Discussion and vote (Resolution passed 7-0 to NOT SUPPORT WMATA proposal for rerouting E6 bus onto Nevada Ave but to instead look for other solutions to address safety concerns) on proposals by DDOT and WMATA to change the traffic patterns, parking and the E6 bus route around Lafayette Elementary School. 


The April 2019 Issue of WHAT'S GOING ON: NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS & BEYOND is now available. This issue includes news about: Restaurant openings and closing, Neighborhood Traffic Study Assessment for Lafayette School area, Oregon Avenue Reconstruction Updates, Potential neighborhood expansion of Capital Bikeshare, Microtransit Pilots for DC, and much more.  To directly receive future issues via email please subscribe. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.  Receive future newsletter issues directly by subscribing. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.


On March 26th DDOT held a public meeting to discuss their Neighborhood Traffic Safety Assessment for the Lafayette Elementary School area. ANC 3/4G was represented at the meeting by Commissioner Rebecca Maydak. This public meeting was followed up by an ANC3/4G meeting on April 22 where the following proposals were discussed in detail. Please view this video for the most recent updates. Items discussed included: 

  • Add backstop signs to the existing stop signs so that they have signs on both sides of the pole increasing visibility.
  • Raise the crosswalk at Broad Branch and Northampton an additional 4" (it is currently not in compliance for a raised sidewalk).
  • Add "No thru traffic" at alleyway on Northampton to prevent cars from unsafely cutting through it so they do not have to go through the intersection.

More controversial proposals included:

  • Speed humps on Northhampton.
  • Taking away all the parking on the school side of the street for the entire block of Northampton.
  • Making Northampton a one-way street (it would involve more than one block because traditionally DDOT wants to make it one way from a more major street than 33rd).
  • Removing E6 bus stops at the intersection of Broad Branch and Northampton.
  • Re-routing E6 to Nevada from Broad Branch. 

The entire presentation by DDOT can be found here. WMATA also attended the meeting and said they need to do community outreach with our ANC before they do anything. On Monday April 22 this topic will be the focus of the ANC 3/4G public meeting.  The agenda item will be a discussion and possible vote on proposals for changing traffic patterns, and addressing road safety and parking around Lafayette Elementary School.