Joe Englert

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Joe Englert is a Washington DC area restaurateur.[1] He became known in the early 1990s for creating quirky themed bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues on U Street.[2]


In 2006, he began a venture to revitalize the Atlas District along H Street NE and turn it into a nightlife destination.[3] Englert purchased eight properties on H Street to coincide with the city’s plan to renovate and reopen the long defunct Atlas Theater. Englert’s eight properties opened over the next three years as: The Argonaut, The Palace of Wonders, The Rock and Roll Hotel, The Red and the Black, The Pug, Granville Moore’s, Sticky Rice, and The H Street Country Club.

Some of his other establishments include: the Big Hunt, Lucky Bar, DC9, Trusty's Full-Serve Bar, the Capitol Lounge, Pour House, the Insect Club, Politiki, McClellan's Retreat, and State of the Union.[4]


  1. ^ Yonan, Joe (2009-06-03). "Local Chef Reaches for the Food Network Star". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ Hahn, Fritz (2005-08-26). "Plans to Set The Bar High On H Street NE". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  3. ^ Hahn, Fritz (2006-09-08). "H Street Life". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  4. ^ Hahn, Fritz (2004-10-08). "Red-Letter Days for Q and Not U". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-06-21.