DC restaurant fined $2,000 for maskless patrons

Harry’s Restaurant, a downtown D.C. pub, received a pair of $1,000 fines after city officials noted patrons violating coronavirus-related regulations.

D.C’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration said one of its investigators issued the first $1,000 citation for “several observed Phase Two violations including patrons without facial coverings, patrons standing while consuming alcohol, and insufficient table spacing” on Friday, Nov. 13.

The establishment was issued a second $1,000 citation the following day for “patrons without facial coverings and more than six (6) patrons being seated at a table.”

The city agency said it had previously issued a “verbal and written warning for similar Phase Two violations” on Oct. 7 and Oct. 10.

Harry’s Restaurant, when reached by phone, told WTOP “no statement.”

WTOP’s Sae Robinson contributed to this report.

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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