Overlooking our corner on 7th and Q Street NW, the Dacha Loft is our new bespoke private events venue. We invite you upstairs for the latest iteration of the “Dacha Experience,” where guests can enjoy fine-dining food and beverage menus in a modern yet, warm rustic interior. The vibrant space is not only home to private events, but also our Supper Club and an art gallery with rotating art exhibitions.
Our Event Manager works closely with clients to bring their vision to life and manage the details so you don’t have to! Send us a note to learn more about the possibilities for hosting your next special occasion in the Dacha Loft.
The History of the Loft
The house at 1602 7th Street NW was built by George D. Burch (1838-1894), a bookbinder for the U.S. Government Printing Office. The Burch family lived in the building and ran a “fancy goods” store on the first floor. Extended family in the house included George’s sister Elizabeth, her husband Alex Groves and their daughter Maggie; he worked as a stonecutter, and she worked as a clerk in the federal government. In addition to the extended Burch family, they found room in the house for two borders named Julia Tucker, age 23, and a government clerk and Isabelle Constall, age 19. They paid a monthly rent and had daily meals with the family.
In the years and decades following the Burches family, the house on the 7th street saw many transformations, from a barbershop, a bakery, an ice cream parlor, a sandwich shop, a neighborhood employment agency and a food carryout.
Today, the upstairs loft is once again a vibrant space as the home for our supper club dinner series, an art gallery and private events. Our experienced and attentive service staff, talented Chef, and professional event planners will bring your next special occasion to life with joyful, lifelong memories.
Everyone was in love with the space. Over and over I heard people say what a perfect space it was – and it was! I would love to host a dinner there sometime”
- DCCAH Holiday Party
“YOU were lovely. I really appreciated the attentiveness; I needed it but can’t remember having it before!“
- DCCAH Holiday Party
“Thank you for such thorough and awesome event management!”
- Pillsbury Law
Everything you need to make your next special event a success
Perfect for cocktail style events up to 70 guests
Intimate venue for breakfasts, lunches and dinners for up to 45 guests
600 sq. ft with exposed red brick and original wood floors
30ft open air ceilings and sophisticates décor
Private bathroom and two entrances
Perfect location in the Shaw neighborhood with easy access to Downtown DC and Northwest DC
On Site Services
Dedicated Event Coordinator
Day-of Event Manager
Full service kitchen with an award-winning Chef
Custom menu and beverage pairing options
Elegant tableware, cocktail tables and furniture
AV Capabilities: Wi-Fi, Bose speaker system, screen and projector
Variety of Events
Welcome and Rehearsal Dinners
Corporate Meetings and Retreats
And many more!