Approaching SqWires, you have to admire the vision of the owners, who saw potential in the old factory in Lafayette Square, that once housed Western Wire Products. (The funky spelling of the restaurant’s name is a clever nod to the building’s history and its location in the Square.)
In 2001 the brick structure with industrial-height ceilings and over-sized windows and doors was transformed into a warm gathering spot for fine food, drink and private parties.
SqWires: 1415 S. 18th, Lafayette Square. Open: Lunch, Tue.-Fri. 11a; Dinner, Tue.-Sat. 5p; A la carte Brunch, Sat. & Sun. 8a. Closed: Sun. evening and Monday. Available for banquets and private events.