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.