Upon walking into the new Relic (an oxymoron, we know), it feels like a swanky, chic, D.C. lounge; certainly not like any existing restaurant, bar or club in Bethesda. No dark wood decor, pub-style scenery or 80’s hair-bands playing in the background. But as Relic’s co-owner, Jesse Rholam put it “Bethesda needed something like this” and did it ever! It may not be old, but Relic will undoubtedly become something of significance for the (until now) panache-deprived Bethesda social crowd. It might even be reason enough to get some of you D.C.-ers up the Red Line and into the ‘burbs.
Relic, a new treasure in Bethesda
This eclectic restaurant and lounge will surely be cherished
By Gina VenezianoMetromix
March 25, 2009
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