Eat the Rich

Eat the Rich is an oyster bar created by James Beard Award nominee Derek Brown and award-winning oysterman Travis Croxton of Rappahannock River Oysters. Featuring both local oysters and a Chesapeake Bay-centric menu, Eat the Rich is a tribute to the great oyster houses of Washington, D.C. and Mid-atlantic cuisine. We also serve pitcher cocktails and oyster shooters alongside a playlist of rock--the place is named after a Mötorhead song after all.

Events include: Cocktail classes, group dinners, cocktail receptions

Event space: Semi-private back room

Dining Room Capacity: 25 seated, 40 standing

Availability: Sunday - Saturday. 

The dining room at Eat The Rich is available for 3-hour buyouts for up to 40 guests.

Sunday - Wednesday: $1,000.00 food and beverage minimum

Thursday: $1,500.00 food and beverage minimum

Friday-Saturday: $2,500 food and beverage minimum

Eat The Rich is also available for 3-hour full bar buyouts for up to 70 guests.

Sunday - Wednesday: $3,500.00 food and beverage minimum

Thursday: $5,000.00 food and beverage minimum

Friday-Saturday: $6,000 food and beverage minimum

1. What are the menu options?

Our specialties are local oysters and seafood, but we have a variety of additional options. You can choose the food and beverage package for your event with the help of our event team.

2. Do you charge a rental fee?

We do not charge a rental fee. We do, however, have a food and beverage minimum requirement, as listed above. 

3. Do you have more information about each type of event you offer?

Yes! We have individual info sheets for each event type. Please contact events@drinkcompany to receive more information about each type of event! 

4. Can you accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. Please communicate any restrictions with the event planner before your event. 

5. Do you charge gratuity automatically?

10% tax and 20% gratuity on food and beverage will be automatically added to the final check.

6. Can I bring a cake?

We are happy to dress up our own desserts with candles for a celebration. If you bring your own cake, we charge a $2/ per person plating fee.

7. How far in advance do I need to book my event?

Spaces are first come, first serve. We ask for a minimum of one week advance notice for all private events. 

8. What if my group is larger than the maximum capacity?

For larger events, we offer buyouts of the entire bar space - details are listed at the top of this page. We are also able to accommodate even larger groups through a combined buyout with our adjoining sister bar, Southern Efficiency - please inquire for further information.