Long Time Zoo Bar Owner, Steve McKinney, Passes Away; Daughter Will Keep Zoo Bar Open

3000 Connecticut Ave, NW right across the street from the Zoo

In late June we posted about a fundraiser to keep the Zoo Bar while owner Steve McKinney was undergoing cancer treatments. His life was celebrated at the bar on Saturday:


I put a call into the Zoo Bar who confirmed that Steve had passed but also shared the the good news that his daughter planned on keeping the bar open. Fans of the bar and music venue should stop by soon and show your support.

RIP Steve McKinney:

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4 Comment

  • So sad! My thoughts are with his family. I am happy his daughter plans to keep Zoo Bar open.

  • Was a really nice guy and enjoyed stopping in for a chat with Steve. Condolences to the family.

  • Anonomnom

    I’ve lived in the area for over three years, yet only went to Zoo Bar 6-7 times. Every. Single. Time. Steve was there, and was always extremely friendly and talkative and you could tell he was just generally a great guy. So sorry for the family’s loss.

  • This is a great family and I wish the daughter success in keeping the bar open.

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