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“If anyone wants to buy their favorite piece of Millie and Al’s they should head over”

by Prince Of Petworth March 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm 11 Comments

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2440 18th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“I was in Millie and Al’s yesterday and noticed they have price tags on the majority of signs, pictures, and mementos inside. If anyone wants to buy their favorite piece of Millie and Al’s they should head over and check it out. Also, the bartender confirmed they were closing, not too surprising after your post, but definitely depressing.”

Despite protestations the end appears near for yet another Adams Morgan institution. A normally active account since January, they haven’t updated their twitter since February 6th… Updates when more info is known.

In April 2013 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary the owner wrote A Brief History about Original Owner Al Shapiro – definitely worth a read if you missed it.

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Millie and Al’s in the early 70s courtesy of owner Barbara Shapiro

  • Millie’n’Al’s for life

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

  • positive pamela

    Dibs on the jello shot light-up sign!

    • petworther

      I hope someone worthy gets that and incorporates it into their bro-palace.

  • Anonymous

    Not everything is for sale. Some of the most prized items do not have a price tag. I’d love to have the large Starship Enterprise hanging from the ceiling.
    However, I’d say the prices are pretty reasonable (from $10 for a framed piece of art to $200 for neon beer signs). Lots of stuff for sale. I bet you could haggle if you’re buying in bulk. So much Man Cave decor.

    • Dogg

      I came to say I wanted the Enterprise :/

  • Wonder how much the dancing pirate skeleton is?

    • renners

      or the dancing santa? i will miss that place. acutally when i got married and became a mom i missed that place but every now and again on a date night we would drop by.

  • nancy

    I thought someone came back & said later that they weren’t closing. Well consider my heart broken for good now. They were there when I moved nearby in 1980 and although I never got the taste for jalapeno peppers on my pizza, I will always remember them fondly.

  • dcresider

    Awww man. Another one bites the dust. I used to hang out in many of these places back in the late 90s. Things are changing that’s for sure. I’m going to miss those cheap pitchers of beer and the great pizza. Such is life.

  • Dan

    Came here to suggest the closing not be viewed as “depressing,” but rather “unfortunate.” I think that term is used a bit much to describe things that are in no way “depressing,” but “unfortunate.”

    Your getting old may “depress” you. But a bar closing shouldn’t.

    End rant. I mean this in the nicest way possible.

  • Neutorious

    Dibs on Dancing Santa.

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