When David Jafari opened Zeba in Columbia Heights last July, he had one goal in mind: to create the quintessential neighborhood bar.When David Jafari opened Zeba in Columbia Heights last July, he had one goal in mind: to create the quintessential neighborhood bar. “Everyone said “Oh, David, you should make your bar like Cheers,’” he said. But after hanging out at Zeba, I think he outdid that request. Did the bar in Cheers mix up specialty cocktails like cucumber basil martinis? Was there a gigantic roof deck where you could eat eggplant dip alfresco? Or a dance floor with a DJ spinning Top 40 and house on Saturday nights? No, at least from what I gathered via watching Cheers on Nick at Nite while waiting for The Wonder Years to come on. #millenialknowledge. Zeba, though, has all that, plus the friendly "where everybody knows your name" atmosphere. Talk about multitasking: on a random Wednesday night, I saw people dancing to a live band’s rendition of “Twist and Shout;” I wolfed down a delicious chicken kabob and chair-danced a little when the band played Robyn; and word has it that Zeba's about to become a weekend brunch destination. I'm told a menu is under development as I type. Stay tuned.
Chicken Shish Kabob, $12
Zeba Hummus, $6
Eggplant Dip, $8
Zeba Pizza, $7 for 10” and $9 for 12”
Cucumber Basil Martini, $8
Strawberry Lemonade, $8 Duck Rabbit Milk Stout Draft Beer, $7
Avery White Rascal Draft Beer, $7
Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.