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“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were sitting at the bar [Friday] at 6:30 pm at Shaw’s Tavern having a drink when a man bumped into me and ordered a drink.

Seconds later my purse that was on chair under my jacket fell to the floor and I had a bad feeling immediately. I quickly picked up my purse and checked it to find that my wallet was missing. Read More

A reader reported Sunday around 12:30pm: “Was walking back from Seylou and saw a car crash on the corner of 11th and Nst NW. car was empty and was hearing talk that it was a stolen car and the suspects just fled. Right as we passed it the DC Police chopper started doing search rings around the area and more cop cars showed up.”


2106 Vermont Avenue, NW (RIP OG Duffy’s)

From POP (no relation):

“One of the country’s most acclaimed sommeliers will soon open POP, a 40-seat fizz bar, on December 17th, 2022. Located in Washington, DC’s north Shaw neighborhood at 2108 Vermont St. NW near the famous 9:30 Club, POP is the brainchild of award-winning wine expert Brent Kroll of Maxwell Park fame. The playful bar devotes itself to all-things-bubbles, with more than 40 carbonated cans, an extensive sparkling wine menu, and a craveable food menu from Chef Bart Hutchins.

The name “POP” is multi-pronged — a reference for soda in the Midwest (where Kroll grew up), a play into pop culture references, and a nod to everything being carbonated. Kroll was also inspired by a pop music + sparkling wine pop-up bar he once hosted in NYC during FLXcursion. Read More


From the National Park Service:

“Celebrate the 147th birthday of the “Father of Black History,” Dr. Carter G. Woodson and mark the 100th anniversary of the purchase of his home in the Shaw neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dunbar High School. Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) for a special program and musical performances. Read More

2108 8th Street, NW

Sad news from Royboys:

“What a ride it’s been for Royboys! We’re turning FOUR and while we are celebrating this incredible moment, we are also announcing the closing of our doors on December 18th.

Royboys will be having an Anniversary/Last Hoorah on December 17th and 18th. We’ll have a 90s jams, awesome food, and of course great cocktails. So help us celebrate our accomplishments and send us off on our next chapter! Read More


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