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  • Anon

    I don’t get it. Just because of the word “men”?

    • Wapo

      If you don’t get it…. you don’t get it.

    • Tony S.

      I didn’t get it until I saw the whole building. Wow, that’s…interesting. A realtor told me about it, years ago. I lived around the corner and had no idea this was the dungeon a few of my friends were talking about.

  • Gladys Cravitz

    The J. Crew Club

  • Linc Park SE

    Was nt a patron murdered there?

    • This was the location of a “Questionable Death” at an underground gay sex club back in 2009.

    • Anon

      Wasted individual fell down the stairs – at least that’s what police decided happened (which seems believable to me). I think that incident effectively shut the club down.

      • Angry Parakeet

        The above is correct. He was in his 50’s or so which would make him in not great physical shape as well.

        • AMDCer

          I think there are many 50-year-olds out there that may take offense to that statement…

          • Florista

            I’m one of them. In infinitely better shape than I was in my 20s.

          • Anon

            Such agist, much hurt

  • DCitizen

    I knew the guy it happened to. He was in his 20s. FYI.

  • B

    I kinda hope at some point every mention of this new shop can stop mentioning the past of this building. They have done a good job with the renovation. Let’s stop with the wink-wink comments – they are getting old.

    • Bryan

      That’s ridiculous. DC is a city with a huge checkered past filled with sex scandals. And they are so much more interesting than your run of the mill DC history type stories. Also, the fact that it was an underground sex club/dungeon type thing really puts it over the top. If it were a strip club or just a seedy bar fine. But legit dungeon porn? Yes….yes I would love to be inundated with stories.

    • divebar311

      Right. This is not the only building in DC that has a checkered past…I’ve heard some crazy stories about the former bars/nightclub/souvenir shops turned office buildings along F Street between 7th and 11th, the buildings along 14th and K.

      Some buildings still seem to operate as ‘seedy’ establishments – what is the deal with the two buildings on 14th Street (next to Dolchezza and next to Crew Club) that are always empty but carry the most strange looking trinkets?

  • d

    Heard that the Birch and Barley building has a similar past.

    • Don’t know the whole history but before Birch and Barley it was Dakota Cowgirl.

      • anon

        was that before hamburger mary?

        • Ben

          Yep. It was Hamburger Mary’s on the ground floor and the second floor was a gay leather/bear bar called Titan’s Ramrod. Was a fun hangout actually :)

    • I Dont Get It

      Not similar at all.

      • textdoc

        Agreed. “Gay bar” ≠ “gay sex club.”


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