Wonderland’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration this Sunday


From owners Matthew and Rose:

“Dear Popville.

Do you remember 2004 – when it was radical to have a smoke-free upstairs bar and dance floor?

The good times roll on in the beer garden this Sunday: the Wonderland Ballroom celebrates it’s 10th anniversary! Sunday, Aug. 3rd, 2014.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to PoP, the Popville readers, and all the Wonder Family for your support and love over the years. Hope you can come celebrate with us! Hope to see you on Sunday.

Cheers, the Wonderland Ballroom.”

Ed. Note: Amazing – can’t believe it’s already 10 years – congrats!!! Here’s a reminder of how the space looked in 2004:

11th and Kenyon St, NW in 2004 courtesy Wonderland Ballroom

10 Comment

  • Looks surprisingly similar to 10 years ago besides a few picnic tables

    • That was my first thought, too. Not much has changed.

    • I have to assume you didn’t live in Columbia Heights 10 years ago.

      • I agree the changes are not that dramatic. My wife lived nearby since 1997, and I was in Adams Morgan then but hung out a lot around that area. Sure, gentrification happened, DC USA, etc., but the transformation is not as dramatic as say, 14th Street or Shaw the last few years. Hipsters were there in droves in 2004 .

        • Are you kidding?

          11th street from Monroe to Kenyon was pretty sketchy and full of abandoned storefronts back in 2003. I would not have spent anytime near that park at Monroe for sure. Wonderland along with the late Columbia Heights Coffee really anchored all the new places along that stretch.

          • maybe I have a higher threshold for these things. i suppose living in what folks call a third world country, and travelling through a civil war, might do that to you.

  • Happy 10th anniversary to Wonderland… but I wish their flyer had spelled “delirium” correctly.

  • Lots of changes! Beautiful patio/picnic tables, now slate instead of gravel floor, nice fence, in lieu of wooden slats. I love you Wonderland. And so does my dog.

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