With the opening of the first Rustico Restaurant & Bar in 2006, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group embarked on its nearly decade-long exploration of and commitment to serving the finest craft beers from across the globe. And so the group's Beer Division was formed.
We are looking for a seasoned, passionate General Manager to lead our team at Owen's Ordinary. If you have a passion for great craft beer and delivering great hospitality then we want to meet you. Owen's Ordinary is an American Tavern. Featuring 50 temperature controlled drafts and over 150 bottles, Owen's Ordinary seeks to represent the best of the burgeoning Maryland craft beer scene, heavily featuring beers from Maryland, but also from producers the world over that espouse the ethos of artisanal craft brewing. Owen's Ordinary is honored to be a 2018 nominee for Best Beer Program by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington.
Led in large part by Beer Director Greg Engert, the Beer Division of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group has since grown to include five additional, award-winning restaurants and bars, including renowned Birch & Barley and Churchkey, as well as craft microbrewery, Bluejacket. Characterized by a love and passion for beer in all its facets, the Beer Division maintains an unwavering attention to detail and service across its concepts, which includes precise temperature control and proper glassware for every beer. Engert's own unique formula of beer "flavor profiles" -- Crisp, Hop, Malt, Roast, Smoke, Tart & Funky and Fruit & Spice -- influence all aspects of the division's work from steps of service to elevating the notion of pairing excellent craft beer with refined cooking.
In addition to its day-to-day operations at the restaurant level, the Beer Division hosts an array of events, such as tap takeovers, brewery dinners, beer classes, as well as larger, community-focused festivals, such as Rustico's Novemberfest, ABV and DC's largest craft beer festival, Snallygaster.
Previous awards for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Beer Division concepts include the 2015 Good Food Award in the Beer Category for Bluejacket's Forbidden Planet and Rheinard de Vos; Washington City Paper's Brewery of the Year for Bluejacket in 2014; and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington Awards (RAMMY) for Hottest Bar Scene for Churchkey in 2010 and Beer Program of the Year for Birch & Barley/ChurchKey in 2014. ChurchKey has continually been recognized as one of the top beer bars in the country by publications such as Draft, Cheers Magazine, Esquire and GQ.
The Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Beer Division concepts, beverage and culinary teams have been featured in numerous national and local publications including The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Imbibe, Beer Advocate, The Local Palate, Garden & Gun, Men's Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post and more.
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Owen's Ordinary is a 175-seat restaurant and 60-seat beer garden from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group and the teams behind Washington, DC restaurants such as Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, Bluejacket and Rustico. Situated within the Upper Muse Alley portion of Pike & Rose, Owen's Ordinary will bring a world-class beer program, led by Beer Director Greg Engert, and a distinct culinary program to match.
The restaurant will feature a vibrant, casual bar and dining area within a clean, warm space featuring wood floors, subway tile, zinc cladding, and industrial steampunk elements. The kitchen opens onto one of two dining rooms and the two-sided soapstone bar is built into the facade, serving 50 craft draft beers to a large bar area inside and a 60-seat beer garden outside.