Turnstile at 2005 14th Street continues to Turn – Den of Thieves closing Jan. 1st

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2015 at 10:40 am 9 Comments

2005 14th Street, NW

Big 14th and U Street news from the Washington Post:

Den of Thieves, the intimate DJ bar located near the corner of 14th and U streets NW, will close after New Year’s Eve.

A new tenant is leasing the space from current owner Eric Hilton and his partners, beginning in January.”

2005 14th Street was born as Blackbyrd in 2011 then turned into Hanoi House then the Maketto residency before becoming Den of Thieves. More info on plans for the new spot coming in January.


  • Trip Throckmorton

    Too bad, I liked this intimate spot with chill music. Wasn’t really ever crowd though.

    • Anon

      You must not have been here on a Friday or Saturday night. I pretty much stopped going because it got way too packed to move around.

      • mathias

        or a tuesday. (i’m a resident dj here). fri and sat nights are definitely crowded (as long as the dj & music is good). it’s def the overflow spot for the line at marvin. sad to see this place go. we all wish they’d just turn it into blackbyrd again.

  • AJSE

    Bring back karaoke at Hanoi House!

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Is this location cursed? Pretty much every other concept these folks come up with is a smashing success, even when it’s overpriced/underwhelming/unoriginal. I mean, I spend a lot of time at Marvin, despite the fact that I feel like I’ve been robbed every time I go there. Yet nothing seems to stick here.

    • divebar311

      I think this place was a Marvin over-flow but for some reason it didn’t stick. Bring back Patty Boom Boom to this location and the turn style will stop turning. Still disappointed/confused PBB was closed down.

  • textdoc

    To me, the most interesting bit in the Post article was the fact that Eric Hilton et al. own the Blackbyrd/Den of Thieves building and that they used to own (but sold) the Patty Boom Boom building. I’d assumed they were leasing the spaces.

  • Evan

    If you ask me, Capitol Hill is the real Den of Thieves

    • jd

      Zing! Evan got jokes


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