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Crooked Beat Closing Current Location May 29th – New Location Coming

by Prince Of Petworth May 5, 2016 at 9:40 am 10 Comments

2116 18th Street, NW

Thanks to Obunna for sharing another potentially tough break for Adams Morgan: “sadly add another gem to the growing list”

Back in 2010 Crooked Beat moved from 2318 18th Street, NW to 2116 18th St NW. Hopefully (for Adams Morgan) the new location is nearby. Stay tuned.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    That sucks! I heard they’re having a hard time finding a new home. At least Smash is still around. And Songbyrd has a tiny little selection of vinyl.

    • elly2

      Don’t forget Red Onion, pretty close by at 17th and U.

  • ANON

    Probably wishful thinking but I’d like to see a record shop come to brookland. If you’re reading this Crooked Beats consider it an invitation/request!!!

  • E in Rosedale

    There was some scuttlebutt that they were considering H St, or maybe Benning or Bladensburg Rds. I’d vote for any of those. We could really use a record store over this way.

  • anon

    H St. would be a good destination. Record stores should co-locate with live music/arts venues and keep later hours. I’ve never understood the appeal of Adams Morgan as it’s never really had destination music venues. U St/14th St do but both are probably too pricey for commercial real estate. H St would make sense but prices are probably moving north there too.

    • Jim

      Along with red onion mentioned above, there’s also Joint Custody near 16th and U and Som Records near 14th and T!

      • anon

        right. mostly noting that H St currently has none. record stores are really niche markets these days. not much mass appeal even with vinyl fetishism

        • E in Rosedale

          I would recommend Bladensburg Rd, FL Ave NE, or Benning Rd – all close to the starburst for them to look at. They’d probably save a good bit on the lease just by moving a few blocks off H St.

    • brookland_rez

      The Ontario Theater was a destination venue in the 1980’s, but yeah there haven’t been any venues in recent years.

    • textdoc

      The Blue Room had a lot of DJ nights in the early/mid-2000s.
      Mantis (the basement of what’s now Napoleon) also had a bunch of DJ nights in the mid-2000s.
      Chief Ike’s had DJ nights.
      Come to think of it, even Saki had some worthwhile DJ nights, at least on a one-off basis. And although Heaven and Hell was mostly cheesy, it had some mid-week DJ nights that were good — I think mainly one-offs, or perhaps short-lived weekly events.
      Songbyrd is a restaurant/club that’s co-located with a cafe/(small) record store — just what you asked for.


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