Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Downtown Washington, DC Renovates Classic Hotel Bar & Happy Hour Menu

December 20, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Washington, DC (December 20, 2009) The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, located along Connecticut Avenue in downtown Washington. DC, recently unveiled a modern refresh of its classic Town & Country Bar. The distinguished hotel bar in downtown Washington, DC, known as a social center among Washington's elite, introduced the new renovated look and happy hour menu last month. The subtle additions to the classic bar include an expanded weekday happy hour menu, new leather furniture, and sleek hardwood floors.

"We wanted to update the look of Town & Country Bar without losing its classic appeal," says Anthony Mardach, Director of Food & Beverage at the downtown Washington DC hotel, "After being closed for a month we are excited to welcome back our regulars, in addition to serving new guests."

A Washington, DC classic, Town & Country Bar retains its world-class charm personified by legendary bartender Sambonn Lek who continues to mix signature cocktails. Along with the semi-private seating nooks, guests can now gather around a communal table, sink into black leather club chairs or belly up to the bar on swiveling leather stools. The carpeting has been replaced with polished mahogany and walnut floors, but the nightly live piano music amid the wood-paneled ambiance of an old school club remains unchanged.

This classic Washington, DC hotel bar embraces a taste of the new with its $5 Happy Hour Menu, designed to complement its renowned menu of 101 martinis, as well as the broad selection of wines by the glass, liquors and fresh-made mixers. Available weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to midnight, the new happy hour menu features savory small plates priced at $5 apiece. These include Grilled Filet Mignon Bites with horseradish cream sauce; House Made Chips with herb salt, local blue cheese and buttermilk; T&C French Fries with black truffle, parmesan and parsley; Grilled Flat Bread with Merguez sausage, aged provolone and arugula; Tempura Chicken Tenders with Town & Country buffalo sauce; Asian Boneless Ribs with hoisin sauce and vegetable slaw; and Tempura Vegetables with a sweet chili sauce. A full menu is also available.

In 2008 Esquire Magazine recognized Town & Country Bar as one of the "Best Bars in America". The lounge remains a go-to place for District power brokers, as well as movers and shakers to deal and dine. The renovated hotel bar is situated in the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel at 1127 Connecticut Avenue and LaSalle Street, NW. It is open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. For further information, call 202-347-3000 or visit

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RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 140 properties in 28 countries that speaks to travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new "gems" to its collection the ultra-modern Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, the chic Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in Manhattan and the beautifully restored historic Eden Roc, a Renaissance Beach Resort and Spa in Miami, Florida. All Renaissance hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards travel program that allows members to earn points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. To make reservations and for more information, visit Follow Renaissance on Twitter at