Catch this pop-up: Nats fans can enjoy Rocklands barbecue before games

WASHINGTON — Nats fans can get their fill of Rocklands barbecue before home games, thanks to a short-term lease for an empty lot next to one of Navy Yard’s newest apartment buildings outside of Nats Park.

The lot — located next to Grosvenor Americas’ F1RST Residences mixed-use residential building, which opened this spring — has been enclosed and includes a Rocklands food truck serving the full food truck menu, with tables and seating.

It will also serve beer and wine.

The lot is at the corner of First and N streets.

“We leased this same space three years ago, before the two adjacent properties were developed and we were looking for the opportunity to re-establish a toe-hold down there,” Rocklands founder John Snedden told WTOP.

The Rocklands pop-up will open 90 minutes before each Nationals home game, including any postseason appearances and continue service through the first 30 minutes of play.

“We have a family-friendly area and a low key pre-game atmosphere that was very popular with our customers,” Snedden said.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company opened its Glover Park location in 1990 and has since expanded to restaurants in Arlington, Alexandria and Rockville.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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