With all of the much-hyped restaurant concepts and shiny new buildings coming to White Flint, Marty Magill thinks there’s more than enough room for a straightforward sports bar with live music and a casual dining room.
Magill and crew are hosting a soft opening of Qunicy’s South Bar and Grille this weekend, with an official grand opening expected next week.
The restaurant has a 36-seat bar, 18 TVs with any sports offerings you can think of and a menu that closely mirrors that of Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg.
Magill and his wife Alexis bought that restaurant in 2008. They saw Quincy’s South (11401 Woodglen Dr.) as an opportunity to build a “neighborhood place at a good price point,” where there isn’t a whole lot of the same.
“I think we’re going to wiggle ourselves into a little niche here,” Magill said. “This is the kind of place, where if you have $40 or $20 in your pocket, you can have a burger and a couple of beers and have a good time.”
The kitchen, helmed by former Royal Mile Pub chef Bryan Ortiz, will offer wings, chicken tenders, all the typical appetizers associated with a sports bar and American fare including burgers, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, a Crab Cake Platter and Guinness Braised brisket.
Entrees run in the $13-$15 range, sandwiches and burgers run from $9-$12 and soups and salads go from $6-$13. Magill said the restaurant’s happy hour will run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each weekday, with various weekend specials and live music four nights a week.
Magill said he was able to provide relatively cheap menu prices because of a relatively cheap rent.
The bar’s building is set for redevelopment as part of JBG’s North Bethesda Market II project. The roughly 300-foot, 400-unit glass residential building will one day be Montgomery County’s tallest.
Magill said he’s been told the start of that project could be five years off, or even longer — enough time to establish the Quincy’s brand in a rapidly redeveloping White Flint/North Bethesda area.