high dive
2337 18th Street, NW

Update from a High Dive event (posted in the comments):

“The High Dive is closing up, and this is the last weekend! [February 18 – February 19] Come say bye to the bar and to Liz!

It’ll be cash only, open bar, don’t have anything to do the next day!”

A reader reports:

“I walked by it on Friday Night around 10PM and it was closed. All Bars should be open on a Friday night. I think it’s done. I went in there like a month ago and it was dead on a Saturday night.”

Another reader hears they are: “looking to sell the place.”

The High Dive opened in the former Pharmacy Bar, RIP, space back in March 2015.

Their Facebook hasn’t been updates since January 13th. Their website says:

“It’s like your favorite house party with better paint and a clean bathroom. Cheap drinks, cheap food, cheap shots from the bartender. Street Fighter 2 (champion edition!), board games, bills-only jukebox (no touch tunes), & chalk in the bathroom.

Selling food through last call, every night.

FRI & SAT: 5PM – 3AM”

I emailed the bar manager a few days ago but still haven’t heard back yet. Updates if/when more is known.

1706 T ST. NW

This rental is located at 1706 T Street, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$2125 / 1br – One Month Free! No Security Deposit! Walker’s Paradise!

This elegant one-bedroom apartment home at The Shelby is centrally located on 17th & T ST’s NW. Our location boasts a walk score of 93, making it a walker’s paradise! Enjoy the best entertainment, fine dining, shops found in DC just moments away from your new home.

This 1 BR has been completely renovated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a washer/dryer and features hardwood flooring throughout the apartment home.”


2435 18th Street, NW

Rosario’s facebook says:

Scheduled to open March, 2017

Rosario is the brain child of Chef Logan McGear inspired from his many years of working for his late mentor, Rosario Patti, a southern Italian chef.”

Chef Logan McGear is the chef at the excellent Smoke & Barrel BBQ joint located in the former Asylum space, also in Adams Morgan.


Toledo Lounge closed back in 2012 and was briefly replaced by Libertine. Stay tuned for an exact opening date:



This rental is located at 1845 Summit Place, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


Park East is located in the heart of Adams Morgan; one of the most coveted neighborhoods in DC. We are near many bars, restaurants, and shops. Columbia Heights (green line) and Woodley Park –Zoo (red line) Metro stations are less than a mile away. The National Zoo is at our doorstep. The options are endless in this location. You will not find a better location for this price.

The building has luxurious amenities; Secured entry, 24 hour Fitness center and brand new Resident Lounge! (more…)

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.

cru sweet science
Sweet Science Coffee (at LaPop) 1847 Columbia Rd. NW (left of photo in old Cru space)

Well this should be interesting… From Sweet Science Coffee:

“We are happy to announce that we are back in Adams Morgan and open for business as of today!
Sweet Science Coffee is partnering with LaPop, a new Community space & Lounge, located at 1847 Columbia Rd., NW (former CRU).

They provide the vibe, we provide the buzz: (more…)

Connecticut and Tilden St, NW UIP Reno

I feel like the person who invented this should be famous. So simple yet so effective. Genius!


Anyway, that former parking garage (and briefly part of planet pet) is looking good. Soon to be Reed Row:

“Located at the intersection of Champlain Street and Florida Avenue, Reed Row is perfectly aligned among three of D.C.’s most popular dining, entertainment, cultural and nightlife districts. Situated at the southern tip of Adams Morgan, where an abundance of restaurants and retailers await, the building is also within walking distance of the many amenities found in Dupont Circle, as well as the bustling 14th and U Street corridors.”