Darnell’s (also, formerly, home to Blind Dog Cafe) Closes in Shaw

944 Florida Avenue, NW

BarredinDC reported:

“The cozy spot, officially known as Darnell’s at Manchester, shut down after 6+ years after the building housing it was sold at Florida and W NW.”

For many of us, things were never really the same after the Blind Dog Cafe pop up ended. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space near 9:30 Club.

And since I’m getting all nostalgic – anyone remember Mocha Lounge?

mocha lounge popville

8 Comment

  • Blind Dog was my jam. Once that shut, I think the writing was on the wall.

  • I loved Blind Dog as well. It was such a nice little neighborhood spot. I would be good with another coffee shop going in that space. Seems a little unlikely with Columbe and Compass now in and around the hood.

  • I just really want the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Blind Dog.

  • PSA to fellow cookie lovers – Blind Dog Cookies are available at both locations of Union Kitchen Grocery! One at 9th and N St NW in Shaw, the other at 3rd and F St NE by Union Station.