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“Happy Hour” Neighborhood Bar Coming to 1201 U Street NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm 20 Comments

Happy Hour will be located above the Islander restaurant at 1201 U St, NW. A recent alcohol application says:

“Neighborhood bar with light food, games including Skiball, Wii Stations, and other electronic video games. Entertainment includes live bands.”

Skiball – sweet! Sound fun?

  • Shaw Parent

    I claim this bar. None of you may attend.

  • DC Sam

    how much is it for an Alcohol license in dc?

  • John K.

    Is the Islander still open? I’ve never been in there.

    • monkeyrotica

      It was open last weekend. Big crowd outdoors, not so many inside. The drink specials and curried oxtails used to be pretty decent, but I haven’t been in years.

      • yo

        Big crowd outside? There’s only about 6 tab outside. I’ve heard this place basically survives because it’s co-owned by the Alis. Not sure if that’s true though.

        On another note, will this just face U Street, or will it be the entire floor of that building? That could really suck for the people in the apartments facing U in the building right behind the Islander.

        • anon

          Actually, they have some pretty good dishes. Its a bit run down, but the food it pretty good

        • J

          This is not true and pretty fucking stupid.

          • Jesus

            Don’t sugar coat it!

  • Anonymous

    I am pumped for this. Yes, it does sound fun.

  • JayCee

    You mean Skee-ball?

  • mndc

    Whew! At first glance I thought this post was going to be about the Islander closing. I know this isn’t the same comment thread, but the Islander would totally be my best kept secret in DC. The Calypso chicken and a Carib are the perfect combo on a hot summer night.

  • sneaks


    the islander is great. wednesdays are kareoke night…

    • So, Just Sayin’

      karAoke, dude.

      Spellers who spell in glass houses should be able to spell “stone.”

  • L’Etalon énormes

    A bar for children! Awesome! Now can we please get a bar for dogs?

    • yo

      The Helix has doggie happy/cocktail hour at least once a week. And, in general, you can bring your dof whenever you want to the bar there.

  • LisaT

    That sounds awesome. But I really really hope they have a pinball machine! They’re so rare these days.

  • NE Groover


  • Eyeless in Gaza

    What???!!! Oh no, not a salon closing! What will we do? There simply arent’ enough hair and nail salons in NW DC. This town is rotting!

    • your sweaty ballsack

      I like the fact that the address is 1201 “U” Street. Does that mean it’s not U Street, or is it U Street with a wink?

      Nudge Nudge, know what I mean.

  • Sara

    Agreed that the Islander is one of the best kept secrets in DC – try the chicken roti with chickpeas. Amazing! Also Friday night karyoke is hilarious. Ask for Monica!


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