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  • Quick question: does anyone actually go to Mova? Everytime I’ve walked by it looks dead. From the street it looks like they have a promising roof terrace.

    • I used to park my car a few blocks away and walk past every day. It is ALWAYS dead inside. I think it’s a gay bar – maybe just a tough spot for happy hour so it’s busier at night?

      • Anonymous

        gay bar that attracts no one.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, I live right around the corner and it’s always pretty empty. I really wanted to like it, but every time I went the service was poor and the drinks were weak/incorrect. You can get away with a lot at a gay bar, but weak drinks are a death knell.

    • Anonymous

      It has a great roof deck!

  • It would have been a brief “stint”, unless it was only a bike shop for the publicity.

    • Anonymous

      +1 I was going to comment on the same.

  • Marymay

    It’s a gay bar. It used to be located on P Street across from the Whole Foods.

    • Ha! I remember the original place, went a few times with friends from grad school. I didn’t realize that they moved. It was MUCH busier when it was at the P Street location.

  • bb

    Unsuccessful gay bar, yes. It’s never found a niche, which is surprising given the diversity of DC’s gay community. I’m continually amazed that there’s no viable Nellie’s/Cobalt/Number 9 equivalent north of U St. The clientele is certainly there.

  • anon

    weird question, but how does a bar “become” a gay bar? are they usually owned by gay people who spread the word?

    • Anonymous

      Ha! In the past some of the big gay bars were owned by the Mafia. Thankfully, due to acceptance especially in large metro areas, gay bars are becoming dinosaurs.

      • Anon

        I love how people say this, thinking that acceptance means every gay person is just going to end up at a straight bar. No honey, we don’t want to be at straight bars, we want to hang out with our friends, in our own place, listening to different music. Trust me, that isn’t changing.

      • Anonymous

        Why are you thankful for gay bars disappearing?

        • reading comprehension not your strong suit eh?

          • Anonymous

            Everyone is so quick to insult.
            While I see acceptance as greatly positive, I don’t think there is anything wrong with gay bars.
            I still think there is a need.

          • That’s fair, but different from not understanding why this other person said he was happy to see the need for them disappearing (mafia involvement; previous lack of acceptance of homosexuality by society at large).

  • Otter

    Sunday night is fun at MOVA with Curtain Call

    5:00pm until 9:00pm.

    CURTAIN CALL IS NOT YOUR DADDY’S SHOWTUNES NIGHT !
    $ 3 RAIL & HALF PRICED WINE!
    WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE ?!

    SHOWTUNES
    BOLLYWOOD
    VIRAL VIDEO
    COMEDY & TV CLIPS
    WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS
    ALL WRAPPED UP IN ONE PACKAGE

    5PM TO 9PM

  • great space but always empty, kinda sad… but seems like they might be finding a niche in the lesbian community? On the rare evening they look busy seems to be mostly a female crowd. I hope they can turn it around as I live nearby and would appreciate a fun place close by. Maybe business will improve with all the new things coming in across the street.

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