The Passenger and Columbia Room closing Jan. 1st

1200 block of 9th Street, NW

A few weeks ago we heard some scuttlebutt that The Passenger would be moving to 9th Street/Blagden alley when they would close in January. We were close – it’s Columbia Room. Washington Post reported yesterday:

The Passenger and the Columbia Room are closing to the public on Jan. 1. The two trailblazing cocktail bars will then take different paths: Derek Brown is moving the Columbia Room a few blocks north to Blagden Alley, where it will occupy the space above chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s forthcoming restaurant, the Dabney. The Passenger, meanwhile, will go dark until Tom Brown, Derek’s brother, is able to find the perfect place for it in Shaw.

Updates on both as they get closer to opening.

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