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Update: Dan’s Cafe Still Open in Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2015 at 10:40 am 21 Comments

2315 18th Street, NW

Update – looks like lots of folks went on Saturday – so not sure where all the false reports came from – but very happy that they are false! I know where I’m going on my next free night!!

Please be temporary, please be temporary, please be temporary.

OK it’s not a lot of info but one tipster shares:

“Saw a woman run up and said HOLY F*CK THEY’RE CLOSED FOR GOOD.”

Someone I know very plugged into the Adams Morgan scene says “All I know is they haven’t been open in weeks”.

Phone calls go to voicemail. Hoping all are in good health. Updates as soon as more info is known.

First Stetsons closes and now this. Next thing you know I’ll be reading about fried quail and waffles. Please be temporary, please be temporary, please be temporary.

  • Anonynon

    I am jealous whoever stole the coffee head duck off the front of this place. Wish I would have done that.

  • Zack

    I was there 10 days ago for a birthday drinks and it was open, so the “several weeks” claim isn’t true. PLEASE DONT BE CLOSED

  • SJ


  • Tyler

    Yeah, I was there on Saturday and it was open

    • Tyler Perry

      Thanks for the encouraging update! Looks like you’re very plugged in to the AdMo scene too, Tyler!

  • Welshie

    yeah, I saw people coming out of here within the last two weeks. Sometimes it looks closed. It also doesn’t always open until later in the night. Pretty sure a woman yelling on the streets of Adams Morgan isn’t credible.

  • Kevin

    I was there on November 28th … so not sure the several weeks claim is correct. They might only be open Thurs-Saturday. Please be wrong. For the love of God.

  • Sam

    I work next door at Brass Monkey. They were open last weekend. They just aren’t open on early weekdays…I believe Monday and Tuesday. This isnt good intel.

  • Sam

    Yuppies win again. They always do…

  • Mkok

    was open this past weekend.

  • Los

    no, No, NO, NOO!!

    As an Adams Morgan homeowner, I’d love it for “AdMo” to become the next Georgetown, but even in my most selfish of dreams, I always imagined this place open.

    • textdoc

      No mo’ “AdMo,” please!

  • Yaya

    Tyler, definitely walked by there on Saturday and it was closed!

    You sit on a throne of lies.

    • Tyler

      This sounds unlikely, Yaya. You seem like somebody who is easily misinformed.

  • shmoo

    Dan’s Cafe is great if you are young and just want to get blindly drunk. It is a horrible bar in every respect, though. That being said, i have had some fantastic times there….

  • Bummer, some of the craziest experiences I’ve ever had in the District came at or after a Dan’s visit. So many stories that can’t be repeated…

  • Philippe Lecheval

    The place often looks like it has closed down for good, especially after the outside gets painted, or the sign falls down, etc. But Dan’s Cafe soldiers on. I was in there for the first time in a decade recently, and the place is basically unchanged, save for wear and tear. That joint ain’t closing till it falls down.

  • wmm

    There may have been liquor license issue? https://twitter.com/dylanmatt/status/674986483086962688/photo/1

    • The OP Anon

      Holy crap, that is amazing ahaahahahahaha

    • Funky

      this is easily the best thing I’ve read all year! thank you!!! Kudos to Dan’s for not showing up for that hearing.

  • Leslie Pickett Sheehan

    I certainly hope Dan’s has not closed. I don’t live in DC anymore but some of my fondest memories are of times spent with friends at Dan’s, our regular watering hole. I hope all is well with Dickie and Victor. Best wishes.


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