Washington, DC

sneak peek inside 1223 Connecticut Ave, NW via Facebook

Thanks to Jason for sending: “Mayflower Club coming to former Dirty Martini location”

Mayflower Club’s Facebook says:

“Our story begins in 1933, during the waning days of Prohibition. Police raided the speakeasy housed in this building, seizing large quantities of illegal alcohol and arresting the proprietor, Zachariah “Zebbie” Goldsmith.

Today, 1223 Connecticut Ave., just south of Dupont Circle, is soon to be the home to The Mayflower Club and Zebbie’s Garden a multi-level restaurant, bar, and lounge. Read More


photo by Rey Lopez

Holy moly, check out some more photos inside the newly opened Swingers “a world of verdant, undulating crazy golf courses featuring a 1920s English golf clubhouse, multiple cocktail bars with over 20 hand-crafted cocktails, gourmet street food vendors, an outdoor patio space with a retractable roof for year-round use, and private event spaces. Read More


3320 Brown Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing to encourage the community to show some love and support to the owners of Pan Am Fresh supermarket on Brown St. in Mount Pleasant due to the brazen robbery they endured on Tuesday morning. I spoke with a staff member the next day and she said the robber made a beeline for the register and twice pushed the owner down with such force that she was injured and an ambulance was necessary. This and the fact that it occurred in broad daylight is very disturbing. I live nearby and the owners are extremely kind and generous people. Not to mention their Indian cuisine is amazing and they always throw in extra food. If you’re in the area, please be sure to stop by and support this great small business.”

Check out the menu: Read More

1334 U Street, NW

Big U Street bar news. Thanks to Tom for sending word about The Alchemist which appears either to be coming to the beloved former Codmother space or the space above it (stay tuned.) The liquor license placard here for The Alchemist says: “A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 47 and Total Occupancy Load of 50. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement.”

1355 U Street, NW

But that’s not all. The former Republic Gardens space (next to the old State of the Union, see awesome old photos here), is slated to become Elements DC. The liquor license placard for Elements DC says: Read More


2309 Calvert Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I went to Afghan Grill for dinner in Woodley Park and the owner said they’re a few weeks from closing if their fortunes don’t improve. Apparently, convention goers at the Marriott Wardman Park accounted for 60% of their business, and they’re down over $200k in business as compared to a “normal”, pre-pandemic year. Read More


2715 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW photo via Georgetown BID

From a press release:

“This Saturday, June 19, join the Sandlot DC in collaboration with Uber Eats to celebrate Black culture, history, and food at the Sandlot Georgetown. The Juneteenth event will showcase and uplift the contributions of local Black-owned restaurants, chefs, caterers, and food truck operators to the district, and is made possible by EatOkra, Suite Nation, and &Access.

WHAT: Sandlot DC Juneteenth Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Sandlot Georgetown, located at 2715 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Read More


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