A Very Early Look Inside Roofers Union Opening Early Feb. in Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm 12 Comments

2446 18th Street, NW

I stopped in for a quick look at Roofers Union coming to the old Reef space in Adams Morgan. They are now on track for an early Feb. opening. The first floor will hold 38 folks, the second floor 92 and the roof around 50.

I’m digging the first floor mural:


First floor bar:


More photos after the jump.

Material on side of stairs made of old roofs.


part of second floor bar

second floor

awesome roof deck view


  • Anonymous

    Have they done anything to the roof deck area?

    • Not yet, the first two floors will open first but the roof deck will be renovated too and reopened in time for the warm weather.

  • AdMo-a-go-go

    I would assume the roof deck will look like a roof deck, probably very similiar to what it was before I’m guessing as they kept the very expensive awning it looks like.

    • Anonymous

      Right, because all roof decks look exactly alike.

    • Johnny

      something tells me those “expensive? ‘awnings'” aren’t going to stay. from what I recall they were little more than pop up tents with heaters rigged to them. They will def be classing it up in the way of Perrys roof deck I would assume

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure they’ll be fixing it up a bit, but nobody’s going to want to sit up there in the middle of July if there’s no shade.

  • Anon

    Where are they putting their fish tanks?

    • Anonymous

      Huh? Reef got rid of the fish tanks a while ago.

  • JT

    Judging from the food I ate at the preview dinner, this place will be insanely popular once it opens.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the food last night was really good, too. I wasn’t excited about ordering cauliflower, but when I got it I was super impressed. If they can keep their prices down it will be a real hit.

  • Meese is a Pig!

    Classy! Man….Adams Morgan is really beginning to show signs of turning the tide from the Adams Morgan of my yute (early 90s…Mo Bay Cafe, anyone?). Too bad I’m now too old and too terrified to be up there anywhere near nightfall these days. =( But, maybe Roofers Union will open for brunch! =)

    • Because….

      (Yeah, I had that t-shirt too. Yeah, we’re old.)


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