Washington, DC


900 7th Street, NW

Fresh on the heels of the BBB/World Market closing sales announced (as well as La Tasca closing) comes news, miraculously, of something coming to Chinatown.

Thanks to Kristen for letting us know who’s coming to the long vacant Ping Pong Dim Sum space.

Howl at the Moon’s Facebook says:

“Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos, guitars and more in a high-energy show! Read More

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6th and Rhode Island Ave, NW via IG

Ed. Note: This is the the former Mr. P’s Ribs lot.

It had been like a year since our last Electric Cool-Aid update. Thanks to a reader for sending word about their Indiegogo:

“We are here to bring you hot fun in the summertime. Frozen drinks, things in cans, and a magic bus, all at the corner of 6th and Rhode Island NW.

You may be hearing about us for the first time, or maybe you have been hearing about us for over a year. We have gone from being a dream to having building permits and an approval for a liquor license, now we just need to build this beauty.

What we need / What you get Read More

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On Monday we shared the news that “A community-centric coffeehouse” was coming to the former Filter space in Dupont. Turns out it is indeed the same folks from P Street. STAY TUNED for updates as they get closer to opening.

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11th and P Street, NW

Oof, this one hurts. Thanks to Katie (and all who messaged) for the heads up this morning: “the neighborhood favorite corner spot bar, Commodore Public House and Kitchen, will be closing next week.”

The Commodore opened up in the former Veranda space back in 2016.

From The Commodore:

“To all of our staff, regulars and irregulars,

It is with great sadness that we send this note out to everyone. Unfortunately, we were not able to come to a lease extension agreement with our landlord and we have to hang up the old Diver helmet. Read More

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From Ivy & Coney:

“Ivy and Coney, DC’s premier baseball bar, is proud to announce the third annual Chai-vy and Cohen-y Hanukkah Bar: Bar Mitzvah1. Bar. Mitzvah (We invite you to let our amazing wordplay sink in for a moment). From December 2nd through New Years’ Eve of the year ​5780​, the Manischewitz shall flow, the dreidels shall spin and fun will be had by all. While some may prefer their holiday festivities as “Christmas-with-a-baseball-twist”, we’re pitching ours as “Baseball-with-a-Hanukkah-fastball.” Simply put, it’s gonna be meshuga2.

In honor of our holiday that involves actual fire (not just some wimpy string lights and pine trees), we’ve added delicious ​latkes​, ​sufgani-shots​ (jelly donut in shot form), ​8-night fiery cider​ (Hint: it starts with fire and ends in ball) and ​Manischewitz​’s finest kosher wines to the menu. Latkes, arguably the most important culinary creation since unleavened bread, will feature prominently as a reminder of both that the oil used to light the menorah in the holy temple and that fried foods truly are the tastiest. Each night we will be lighting the Hanukiyah at approximately 7:30 PM (December 22nd through the 29th) and invite our guests to participate. Read More

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A reader reported around 6:45pm last night: “This just happened to me at stoneys tonight. They had a vent collapse on me and my GF at the bar. Might be closed a few days!”

Stoney’s tweeted “Sorry for late notice but P Street location will be closed for the rest of the evening. Trivia will be held @StoneysonL for teams who are interested!” Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr userPaul Sirajuddin

“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I are just starting to plan a wedding in DC and trying our hardest not to spend a billion dollars. We’re considering a restaurant for ceremony/dinner and then headed to a bar afterwards for drinks/dancing? The wedding is around 125-150, so pretty big. But of course not everyone will go to the bar afterwards. My guess is around ~50 or so would. (Ideally, we’d do Haydees in Mount Pleasant if that’s possible.)

Any good suggestions?”

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3401 K St NW (Water St.)

Ed. Note: The Berliner only opened up next door/underneath Gypsy Sally’s about a year ago. I haven’t heard if the building sale/condo conversion will affect them. Stay tuned.

Thanks to all who messaged us. I keep forgetting to post this from Gypsy Sally’s:

As you may have heard, our landlord recently sold the building where we have resided since 2013. It will be developed into condominiums. With great sadness, Gypsy Sally’s will have its final load-out on January 5th, 2020. Until then, we plan on conducting business as usual with a full calendar of great music for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for info in the coming weeks regarding John Kadlecik’s plans for our final show. It is only fitting that John should preside over our send off, and we are honored that he will be hosting our closing festivities. Read More

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