PX in Alexandria closes as Todd Thrasher focuses on Wharf venture

From strict dress codes to fantasy bar, owner writes new chapter with tiki bar, distillery

PX in Alexandria, Va. will close July 27 after thirteen years. Todd Thrasher’s speakeasy is turning out the lights. According to an announcement, he says he’s not renewing the lease for the cocktail bar as he focuses on his popular and intriguing Tiki TNT bar and Potomac Distilling Company. Both are located in the same building on the District Wharf in Washington, D.C.

As Thrasher turns a new chapter, Tiki TNT becomes Thrasher’s cocktail playground. Drinks include the Singapore Slings and the TNT Problem Forgetter. A fun menu and concept demand a carefree attitude from guests.

There’s also news from Chef Cathal Armstrong and Meshelle Armstrong of the Eat Good Food Group. The company will shutter Eamonn’s, the fish and chips restaurant next door, as well, according to Washingtonian. The Armstrongs operate the impressive Kaliwa at the District Wharf and their Eat Good Food Group still runs Hummingbird Kitchen and Bar in Alexandria.

[Related story: Kaliwa, a strong RAMMYS 2019 New Restaurant of the Year contender]

Thrasher, in his time from PX to Tiki TNT, has gone from strict dress codes to “a fantasy bar,” as his publicist describes it. The rum distillery, sitting alongside the Potomac River, is surely revving up production. Thrasher may benefit greatly as the District Wharf continues to build out and expand. His story is one of opportunity and contrast.


[Related story: Phase II buildout of the District Wharf begins]

Get more information on Tiki TNT and Potomac Distilling Company here.

Potomac Distilling + Tiki TNT, 1130 Maine Avenue Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024

Photo credit: PX Alexandria

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