2321 18th Street, NW
UPDATE from Bourbon’s Facebook:
After 12 years in one of the city’s great neighborhoods, Adams Morgan, Bourbon has decided to close our doors.
The goal was to be a relaxed, easy-going bar, with great music and an even greater staff, to be the neighborhood bar, a whiskey lover’s home at a time when whiskey wasn’t yet the trend. We succeeded.
Instead of reinventing the business entirely, I think it’s best that we re-evaluate exactly what we’re offering to our community and how. I am eager to explore other opportunities within this city. I am grateful for the time and relationships this venture has graced my life with. I credit every single individual that assisted in our success for many years; specifically, our staff and Bill Thomas’s staff in the years before me.
All the priceless memories and impactful moments this little watering hole could pour, we certainly drank. Thank you all.
— James P. Woods, owner”
A reader reports at 8:37pm last night: “Bourbon is closed.”
Their website says they are open on Wednesday nights starting at 5pm and there were no messages about a temporary closure on their Facebook or Twitter.
“Hi guys, we’re NOT closing, and haven’t storied anything this week. Rumors of our death (by POP) have been greatly exaggerated. But come by for $8 Bulleit juleps or Old-fashioneds.”
Bourbon’s website is still live and you can see their menus here. Not clear if last night was a temporary thing or if a new schedule is planned. STAY TUNED.