Park View Patio (former Blue Banana) Opens Tonight in Time for Halloween!

The remodeled Park View Patio, located at 3632 Georgia Avenue, NW.

The remodeled Park View Patio, located at 3632 Georgia Avenue, NW.

The former Blue Banana — which closed in April this year — will open to the public tonight as the Park View Patio. From the time news first broke about the revamping of the Blue Banana, the name of the new business has been in flux. Most recently, it appeared that it was going to be called the York Patio before the owners settled on naming it after the neighborhood.

Park View Patio opens Halloween Night with a $20 open bar from 8-11 p.m.

Park View Patio opens Halloween Night with a $20 open bar from 8-11 p.m.

The interior has been somewhat remodeled, as has the exterior where the sleek metal window trim has been removed and replaced with a rustic wood veneer. The business is also addressing the lack of food — a large factor in the closing of the Blue Banana. While the business will open without a kitchen, the are planning to install one and hope to have it built out sometime this winter.

To address appetites in the mean time, Park View Patio’s Facebook page indicates that they’ll “be teaming up with several vendors from the Union Kitchen food incubator to provide various pop-up food experiences. Purveyors such as Milk Cult, Ravioli Revolution and Green Eggs and Burgers have already signed up to satisfy your culinary curiosities.

In fact, Green Eggs and Burgers Twitter feed indicates that they will be providing the food options tonight. You can check out their food offerings at the Green Eggs and Burgers Website.

A question that I’ve receive a few times — and which the emphasis on the name’s “patio” has prompted — is if this business has much of a patio. The former Blue Banana had a modest patio, but Park View Patio has expanded that to include the large outdoor space behind Gina’s Beauty Salon at  3630 Georgia Avenue. You can get a sense of how large the patio is from the plan drawing below.

Plan drawing showing the enlarged patio area behind both 3632 and 3630 Georgia Avenue (patio at bottom of drawing).

Plan drawing showing the enlarged patio area behind both 3632 and 3630 Georgia Avenue (patio at bottom of drawing).

Last night was Park View Patio’s soft opening. To give you a sense of what the interior is like, I’ve provided a few photos from last night below.

Park View Patio

Park View Patio

Of the Patio

Park View Patio

Park View Patio

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  1. […] Park View Patio (Petworth) (Twiiter, Facebook, website ) (3632 Georgia Ave. NW at Princeton Place) – sports-ish bar with a huge back patio soft-opened up Halloween night (will open for good Thursday) in the old Blue Banana space. From Reed Landry, the owner of the preppy spots George and Mason Inn, and others, including a partner from the K Street club Capitale. (WaPo, UrbanDaddy, New Columbia Heights, PoPville, Park View, D.C.) […]


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