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The Third Edition Closing in Georgetown – To Become a Mexican Restaurant?

by Prince Of Petworth January 31, 2013 at 4:30 pm 12 Comments


Photo via thethirdedition

Big news from the Tony Kornheiser radio show this morning. They say The Third Edition is closing after tonight in Georgetown at 1218 Wisconsin Ave, NW. Third Edition’s website says:

Since opening its doors in 1969, The Third Edition has been serving Washington, DC locals, tourists and students in the heart of Georgetown for over 34 years. It has become a staple for this historic neighborhood by providing the perfect stop for a quick bite while shopping on weekends to a favorite visiting spot among visiting celebrities and Washington, DC VIPs.

To this day The Third Edition has maintained its original focus on serving seasonal, American comfort food in its signature casual setting. The classic atmosphere with its dark wood paneling, brass rails and green and gold facade is a comforting and familiar sight.

Not only was its main bar feature in the filming of St. Elmo’s Fire, The Third Edition is the perfect accent to Georgetown’s historic charm. You can expect consistent service and quality cuisine upon every visit.

They speculated that the space would become a Mexican restaurant. Guest of Guest reported earlier this month:

“The multi-level bar is currently in talks with Richard Sandoval Restaurants, the Mexican dining powerhouse behind dozens of restaurants across the country, including El Centro and Masa 14 in DC.”

Stay tuned.

  • No loss there

  • Anon

    St. Elmo’s Fire sucked.

    • pol

      Oh goodness that gave me a mighty chuckle! Thanks :)

    • I tried to watch it last year and it was so bad I couldn’t finish it. I’m old enough to remember that it was a semi-big deal when it came out, or at least the actors were. Why? The only value in watching it is in catching glimpses of D.C. in the late 80’s.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t like this place when I went there back in 2003. Never returned.

  • Anonymous

    this place was a dump… glad to see it go.

  • Anonymous

    Good riddance. That place was a hell hole.

  • Dan

    Shame… great place to hook up with foreign chicks.

  • Bad Barry

    Thomsenite is a whore…third edition rocked

  • Bad Barry

    Just kidding thomsenite…but third edition was decent

  • Anonymous

    Its time had come. A visit to thirds was for nostalgia only. Farewell buzz hole.

  • As a Georgetown alum I am sad to see Thirds go when I have so many wonderful memories there…getting yelled at by bouncers for no conceivable reason…getting my feet stomped on by underaged girls wearing 5 inch stillettos…waiting 15 minutes to get noticed by a bartender to buy my overpriced cocktail…wait no, I won’t miss this place at all. Good riddance!

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