Short Lived 2020 Bar & Lounge Becoming Phoenix Restaurant Lounge in the former Meskerem space on 18th Street

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2434 18th Street, NW

From the files of I hadn’t even realized they had closed 2020 Bar & Lounge edition, next up Phoenix Restaurant Lounge. Phoenix’s liquor license placard says:

“A Restaurant serving authentic American food. Entertainment Endorsement to offer Live Entertainment, Dancing, and Cover Charge. Total Occupancy Load of 198 seats.”

RIP Meskerem.

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  • Am I surprised? I think most everyone who saw that place going up before it opened was wagering on how long it would last. I’m surprised it even lasted this long.

  • Did not see that coming.

  • northeazy

    “Authentic American food?” Yes, very hard to find the real thing here in…America.

  • This place is a front, right?

  • Cover charges are my favorite. Really glad they’re offering those!

  • They lost their liquor license a few months ago, which probably caused them to close – anybody know why they lost it? I liked the place – and the owners were actually pretty nice.

    • Liquor license was put in safe keeping when they closed a few months ago but they are canceling that license and applying for a new one. Not sure why though because it is more work/more money that way.

      • Yeah, that doesn’t make sense either. Does anybody know why they lost their liquor license? The owners themselves told me they lost it, I just didn’t ask why.

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