Father's Day!

Come join us on Father's Day!

Complimentary Smoked Old Fashioneds for Dads!

Brunch 1-5pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

Dinner 7-11pm

Juneteenth Celebration


Join us Wednesday, June 19th for a day of music, dance, food, and drinks.

Ft. DJ Pae Me


Live Band 8-11pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm & 11pm

Chef's Special!

Enjoy our "Chef's Special" featuring:

Shortrib - Attop jollof and sauteed veggies (kale and cabbage), and scallions.

Topped with our Secret Sweet and Spicy Sauce.

All for $42!

Lydia's Speakeasy Experience

Step back in time with Lydia's Speakeasy Experience – enjoy 1 entree, 2 cocktails, all in 90 minutes for just $55.

Or enjoy our "Cocktail Only" option for just $30.

Unwind in the charm of yesteryear's secrecy.

Reserve Your Spot

Friday Mixology Class

Start off the weekend right! Learn to make drinks with our Friday night mixology classes!

Select Fridays @ 7pm

(Appetizer included with class)


Saturday Mixology Class

Learn to be a master mixologist with our Saturday mixology classes!

Select Saturdays @ 2pm

(Appetizer included with class)

Reserve Your Spot

Lydia on H Presents: Future Band

Join us every 2nd Saturday!

Vic's Speakeasy Membership 2024

A private, "member only" speakeasy, that is located in the backroom on the 2nd floor.

Accessed through a hidden bookshelf highlighting black owned wines, spirits, and beers with additional exclusive offerings.

Reserve Your Spot for 2024

Reserve Your Spot

Although walk-ins are welcome, we highly recommend making a reservation to avoid long wait times. Reservations are available 30 days in advance You have a grace period of 15 minutes to arrive for your reservation. After that time frame, we will do our best to seat you as soon as possible but there is no guarantee a table will become available.


Our Story

Malawian chef and mixologist Victor Chizinga brings a taste of his heritage to H Street NE in the two-level space with three unique experiences and a member only speakeasy exclusively offering black owned spirits.

Lydia on H pays homage to his late mother, and her recipes for curry chicken and cabbage are early best sellers. Cherished vacations in the Caribbean, namely Jamaica, also inspire a menu filled with riffs on rum punch, jerk chicken wings and sandwiches, salmon fritters, and four-hour braised oxtail with jollof rice. 

Raine, the second-level lounge, includes a live event stage showcasing local bands while Lake Malawi, the outdoor patio space, is open and provides a relaxed environment with games, music and summer vibes.