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19th Bar Closed at 1900 I Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth January 6, 2013 at 11:23 pm 10 Comments


1900 I Street, NW

19th Bar has closed at the corner of 19th and I St, NW. On Friday a reader wrote in saying the saw furniture being carried out and when I stopped by on Saturday the space was completely empty:

We judged 19th Bar back in Nov. 2010.

It’s a pretty prime location so I’ll be sure to update when a new tenant is known.

  • anon

    Good Riddance.

    That place had good bones, but the staff/management were terrible.

  • Anon

    One of these days someone will figure that space out. It’s one of those seemingly cursed locations.

    • Rukasu

      Yeah, definitely a cursed spot

    • There are no cursed spots, just bad operators.

  • Alex

    I went there all the time, since their prices were really good compared to other watering holes around downtown, for lunch, happy hour and DC United/Barra-Brava events. But their food had gone WAY downhill over the last year, which led me to believe that this was coming.

  • Never saw anyone there aside from kickball & softball teams drinking there after their matches on the Mall. But yes, I think their prices were really low compared to the nicer places around the area without having to resort to “dive bar” conditions, like Recessions.

    Regardless, I never felt they had a solid business model or crowd.

  • Anonymous

    It probably didn’t help that it was in such a homely building.

  • That place has been like 5 different bars in the last 5 years – surely someone can make this place work.

  • Anonymous

    It was a convenient location and the staff were nice, but the place wasn’t well managed nor were the prices as low as other comparable places in the area. On most Fridays it was full of awful/obnoxious lawyer types.

  • Sean

    Bars may come and go but you’ll never get rid of those kickballers.

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