And a Very Happy 11th to Jimmy Valentine’s – Celebrate Sunday!!

From Jimmy Valentine’s (1103 Bladensburg Road, NE):

“In Short
Jimmy Valentine’s 11 Year Anniversary Party
Sunday May 27th, 9 PM – 4 AM
Chris Nitti
Joe L.
Jubilee b2b Ramirez
Dive & Lie Wrecked
Rush Plus
(and we take credit cards)

In Long
Yeah, 11 years. And no, I have no idea wtf I was thinking 11 years ago.

So, who besides Jimmy Valentine’s still serves rail drinks for $5? How many other joints offer a dance floor and no cover charge w/ DJ’s spinning everything from house to DnB through a stunning Martin Audio sound system? It’s not that we’re trying to be “affordable”, but everywhere else has gotten SO. F******. EXPENSIVE that we’ve become cheap in comparison. And our service is fast and friendly because we want to be there, we’re not texting away while ignoring your needs. Court’s bartended over 6 years, Marcus over 5 years… we love our bar.

There used to be a huge value in building a long-standing reputation as a bar that everyone knew, and from which everyone knew what to expect, but as new bars/restaurants have been opening weekly for 4 or 5 years now, it seems everyone’s focused on whatever’s latest. That’s to be expected, but regardless of whether folks care about “legacy bars” any more, there’s still core points on which any place has to consistently deliver to keep people coming back. Everyone has sad stories about the prevailing apathy (at best) that plagues service across DC, and we’ve already covered the ridiculous prices. Dollar value and customer service still dictate whether most people dig their experience, we doubt that’ll change for a long time.

So we welcome the competition, it’s our job to be great at what we do. There’s always new places opening up, let them be expensive and scramble to distinguish themselves while desperately searching for staff. We know who and what we are, we give good service, we don’t need to jack up prices and we can still pay DJ’s out of our ring.


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