Even on a 90-degree Thursday, 9-to-5ers can be found populating Johnny’s Half Shell’s brand new $135K patio for their share of complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A combo of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and Svedka vodka made their “Climate Change” cocktail a refreshing hit. They also featured samples of red and white wine by the glass. There was no shortage of happy hour hors d’eouvres, from BBQ shrimp and asiago cheese grits served in a silver scoop spoon to burger sliders and raw oysters.
The patio was scattered with wicker sectionals with plush navy cushions, lamps, and refurnished wooden tables adorned with tinted tea lights. Sports fan could catch The British Open on a flat-screen TV near their 14-foot-long copper bar. Minutes from Union Station, the patio is inviting for the Hill crowd and NoMa community alike. As these evening temperatures decline by the hour, Johnny’s patio invites guests to cool down and take in some of the area’s prized aphrodisiac’s.