The Sri Lankan-inspired bar has opened its doors at 6307 24th Ave NW.
Rupee Bar is the creation of Manolin owners Joe Sundberg, Rachel Johnson and Patrick Thalasinos. Patrick and Joe built out the bar themselves, which is a stunning array of hardwood surfaces, sea-blue walls, and warm, low lights.
Rupee’s executive chef is Elisabeth Kenyon — also from Manolin.
The food is (of course) Sri Lankan in style: on the dinner menu are mutton rolls with tomato chutney, deviled prawns with dry curry, pork curry ribs with a tamarind glaze, dhal lentils with coconut and mustard, tandoor eggplant, thali salad, pumpkin curry, and a black cod curry.
The bar is open Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm to 10pm, and Sunday 4pm to 9pm (closed Mondays).
Photo: Rupee Bar on Instagram