With beers named Devotion, Ten Commandments, and Judgement Day, The Lost Abbey is seemingly the perfect fit for a space that has been up for grabs since 2017; situated adjacent to East Village tower Alexan ALX by Trammel Crow Residential at the corner of 13th and J Streets, the historic site was home to a Presbyterian church in the early 1900s. The well-known local brewery has tapped the space for its latest tasting room, which will span a 2,600-square-foot building and a large 3,000-square-foot patio/beer garden.
The Lost Abbey’s Adam Martinez tells Eater that the food menu will include appetizers and tacos, with specials created to highlight visiting baseball teams who will square off against the Padres at Petco Park; there could be a Philly cheesesteak-inspired taco when the Phillies are playing or a Chicago-style taco when the Cubs are in town. Martinez says that the brewery is hoping to open the tasting room by September or October.
Urban Strategies Group’s Alex Drecksel, who facilitated the lease, said, “This is an incredible addition to the East Village community and a perfect match for this historic space. We can’t wait for Lost Abbey to bring this space to life.”