A Hat Tip To Maryland

“Expect orange crushes and Berger Cookies at Free State Atlantic Bar.”

Washington City Paper


Local Brews, Salt Water Taffy

“Co-owner Hilarey Leonard said the driving force behind the Mid-Atlantic theme: Her husband is from Northern Maryland and has “always been a fan of everything that goes with it.” That means 14 draft lines will pour craft beers sourced from Mid-Atlantic states only, so don’t expect any large domestic brews.”

Eater DC


Lost & Found Owners Opening Free State

“Free State will architecturally feature a nautical theme with rustic and comfortable furnishings featuring reclaimed wood, ship rope, antique maps and photography as well as some special personal touches. ”



Chinatown: New Bar

"Free State, opening in December, 2016 will be a casual neighborhood bar that brings local libations and provisions from the mid-Atlantic states to the heart of Washington, DC."

Bad Wolf DC