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Prequel houses new bakeries, coffee shops, and restaurants on a rolling basis.

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Poke Pop


Open Mon, Tues, Weds

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Wed Jun 29

Butaman DC

An asian bun concept


Open Fri 6/17 and Sat 6/18

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Sat Jun 18

Menu Coming Soon

Xin Chao by Chef Kevin Tien

Hello from Vietnam


Open Thursday June 30th

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Thu Jun 30

Butaman

An asia


Open Fri 6/17 and Sat 6/18

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Sat Jun 18

Menu Coming Soon

Butaman

An asian bun concept!


Open Fri 6/17 and Sat 6/18

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Sat Jun 18

Honeysuckle


Open Wednesday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pop Ups End On

Wed Aug 10

Rose SOMMinar


Event Date

Thu Sep 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ticket Price

$35.0

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What is Prequel?


At Prequel, you shape DC’s culinary future. You enjoy delicious, unique food and drink from the area’s most dynamic and promising chefs. You help open new restaurants and provide feedback about a new concept to chefs directly. If you are a foodie, there is no better place to be than Prequel.

Situated in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood, Prequel is the first restaurant pop-up complex in the country. With an ever-changing variety of culinary talent, Prequel showcases new restaurant, bar, and bakery projects coming to the District and surrounding areas. Our guests can experience pop-ups each day we are open, throughout the day.

At Prequel, you enjoy:

  • Daytime pop-ups such as bakeries, coffee shops, juice bars, and breakfast/lunch eateries in its two-story lobby;
  • Evening pop-ups where guests can buy tickets for dinners in advance, and have access to a full beverage menu on-site;
  • Our house bars, Brick & Mortar and 4th Floor Wine Bar, featuring classic and original cocktails, and old favorite and off-the-beaten-track wines.

Many of the concepts will also be fundraising for their new restaurants during their time at Prequel, with exclusive partnerships with DC-based equity crowdfunding platform EquityEats.com, which allows ALL District residents to invest in new businesses for as little as $100.

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Brick & Mortar


Brick & Mortar serves classic and original cocktails, bringing together your go-to bar items with funky and interesting ingredients. We feature premium international and American craft spirits, along with local distilleries when possible. We curate a list of small-production wines from both Old and New World wine regions, while our variety of beers highlight the best local and international breweries.

4th Floor Wine Bar


A couple of stories up, 4th Floor Wine Bar is a hidden gem, offering some old favorites as well as our beverage team's picks-of-the-moment. We strive to have a depth in selection that caters to all palates. A laid back and casual atmosphere, it's a great environment for catching up with friends or unwinding after a long day. Regular tastings, flights and other events curated by our team mean there's always a reason to stop by and check out what's going on.

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