Folks open, folks close – it is the cycle of industry life but it can still sting nonetheless. With a tear in my beer here are the 2019 closures:
The Red Boat, Tom’s Chinese Laundry, District Hardware and Bike, Arqa Lebanese Fusion, Leziz, D.C. Cafe, Rosemarys Thyme Bistro, Corridor Coffee, The Outsider, The Pitch Tavern, Eat First, Wok and Roll (Adams Morgan), Maison Kayser(s), North Sea Restaurant, Via Gypset, Z Burger (Columbia Heights), The Bike Rack (Brookland and Logan), Fox Loves Taco, Hikari Sushi, Scotts DC, Southern Hospitality, Adams Morgan Cafe, Ray’s Hell Burger, Gallery 2000 Art & Framing, Arepa House, The Little Beet, Epic Philly Steaks, La Loma, Alba Osteria, Pennsylvania 6, Honeysuckle, Steam Cafe, Pizzeria Vetri, Caribbean Citations, Red Ginger, Sally’s Middle Name
, Bar Roubaix, Tanad Thai, Grand Trunk, Beefsteak (Tenleytown), Maddy’s, The Prospect (again), Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen, Satellite Room, Tenley Bar & Grill, Ri Ra Irish Pub (in January), Baan Thai, The Commodore, Crossroads, Vinoteca, China Wonder, The Pinch, Iron Horse Taproom, Little Havana, Chinatown Coffee, Blast DC, Town Hall, Trickling Springs, YogaWorks (14th Street), Happy Cleaners, Starbucks (multiple locations), Pho 14 (Adams Morgan), BicycleSPACE (Adams Morgan and K Street), Ten Tigers, Front Page, Frenchy’s Naturel and The Bird, Woodward Table, Logan Circle Liquor, West Wing (Thomas Circle), Danielle’s Desserts, The Heights (again), Sixth Engine, Dino’s Grotto, James Hoban’s, Policy, Masa 14, Sizzling Express, Drafting Table, Cafe Deluxe (Cathedral Heights), Filter Coffeehouse (Dupont), Meiwah, Kyrisan, Meridian Pint, Behnke Nurseries, Perfect Pita (Foggy Bottom), Bazaar Spices, Maple, Kapnos, Eatbar, The Greene Turtle, Home Rule, Steel Plate, Star & Shamrock, Proof, Jake’s American Grill, Love ‘n Faith Cafe, Garrison, Pitango Gelato (Capitol Hill), Illy Coffee Shop, Bharati, Penn Commons, Bibiana, The Brass Knob, Bourbon (again), Cobalt/Level One, Buffalo Billiards, G Sandwich, Del Friscos’s Grille, Gypsy Sally’s, Pumpernickel’s Bagels, Arucola Osteria, Muncheez (Tenleytown), Taqueria Los Comprades, Chatter, Via Gypset, The Brass Knob, Himitsu, Whaley’s, Momo Yakitori, Dean & Deluca, Matchbox (Chinatown), Kyoto Sushi, La Tasca, Orchid, .
Oof 125+. Did I leave any notables out? I’ll add them as you tell me.
Which ones hurt the most for you?
Ed. Note: For perspective, here is the list from 2018.