The Mission Group
The Mission Group owns and operates high volume bar and restaurant concepts in the Washington D.C. area. We live by the adage that “it’s more fun to eat in a bar than to drink in a restaurant.” We design our spaces to foster a bustling bar scene, comfortable dining and versatile private event spaces that can accommodate groups of all sizes. We refuse to believe that a restaurant can only have one purpose. Our spaces are created to be welcoming for brunch, happy hour, dinner and private events. We also believe in providing a vibrant late night atmosphere for those seeking the best of DC nightlife.
The company was founded In 2014 by Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry, young professionals and partners in two Georgetown bars, with big hospitality dreams. One day while walking in Dupont Circle, they discovered a lounge going out of business in a beautiful old building. Its high ceilings, warren of rooms and unique architecture reminded them of a Mexican hacienda. After a lengthy renovation, Mission was born, offering tasty margaritas, Mexican comfort foods and top notch customer service. The two envisioned a business model that was all-encompassing and welcoming to all -- great for happy hour, brunch, dinner, private events of all kinds and a lively bar atmosphere with a late night focus. A large part of the focus was on offering private event spaces with no rental fees and making it as easy as possible to host events, whether it be a casual birthday party for 20 or a corporate event for 200. Four years later, Mission is one of DC's most popular Mexican restaurants and has hosted events for thousands of groups.
In 2016, a five story restaurant and lounge at the intersection of 14th and U Streets came on the market. The building had serious design and structural flaws and the five stories scared away many other restaurant groups. Fritz and Reed saw through the short term issues and recognized the long term potential to create a dynamic and unique concept with five bar areas and one of the city's only retractable glass roofs. After a lengthy redesign and renovation Hawthorne was born. It quickly became one of the city's premier nightlife destinations, while also offering a popular bottomless brunch, delicious food items and happy hour. Hawthorne prides itself on offering a busy late night atmosphere with top-notch DJs without the cover charges, bottle service or fake exclusivity of nightclubs. Similar to Mission, private events are a major part of the Hawthorne business model -- hundreds of groups have hosted birthdays, fundraisers, game watches and other types of events.
In summer 2018 The Mission Group will be opening Mission-Navy Yard, a 10,000 square foot bar and restaurant overlooking the main entrance to Nationals Stadium. It will be spread out over two floors and include four bar areas, multiple outdoor spaces, private event and dining spaces and DC's best tacos and margaritas on draft.
If you are a hospitality professional looking to further your career as part of a quickly growing company, please apply here -- https://www.missiongroupdc.com/careers/