2317 18th Street, NW
A reader writes:
“Brass Monkey on 18th has apparently closed, from an employee who works there. It has been a fun 26 years.”
Now it’s quite possible that I haven’t been to the Brass Monkey in approximately 16 years.
Nevertheless, they had a pool table. And I played a million games at that pool table back in the day. So I shall keep nothing but my fond memories, should the closure to be true.
Perhaps it will be like the great Dan’s Cafe scare of 2015. But I don’t think so. I’m told from another source that Spaghetti Garden downstairs from Brass Monkey has also closed and that something very interesting is coming. STAY TUNED. Updates when more is known.
UPDATE: Thanks to all who messaged about the Metro Weekly story:
“Pitchers, a new LGBTQ sports bar, will open in Adams Morgan in June. David Perruzza, the longtime manager of JR.’s Bar, has signed a 10-year lease for a building that for years housed Adams Morgan mainstays, Spaghetti Garden, Roxanne Restaurant, and Peyote Karaoke Cafe.”
End of an era. Thanks to Kristin for sending. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
Here’s a shot I took in November:
9th and Blagden Alley
inside 2307 18th Street, NW via Facebook
Sad news from Las Canteras:
“Las Canteras Peruvian Restaurant is closing.
Sunday March 18 will be our last day. Co-owners Gary Lee and Eddy Ancasi welcome you for lunch or dinner this weekend as we end a really great ride as one of DC’s premier Latin Restaurants. Reservations: 202-265-1780 or [email protected] Check us out: www.lascanterasdc.com”
From the Adams Morgan BID:
“Las Canteras is closing.
Sunday March 18 will be our last day.
Nearly eleven years ago, co-owners Eddy Ancasi and Gary Lee set out on a mission to bring great contemporary and traditional Peruvian cuisine to the DC area.
Along the way, we have served 91,253 Pisco Sours, 60,492 Lomo Saltados and 78,000 servings of Ceviche. (more…)
929 F Street, NW
From Co Co Sala:
“10 years ago we opened the doors and our hearts to DC and now it is time to say farewell. It is with great sadness, yet tremendous gratitude that we are announcing Co Co. Sala will be closing on February 24, 2018. We feel beyond blessed to have been part of so many celebrations and experiences that our guests so graciously have allowed us to indulge in over the years. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your lives! (more…)
1919 L Street, NW
Ed. Note: In 2009 Black Rooster almost closed after the Peace Corps HQ planned on expanding but it was saved last minute. Since the reason for this closure is the “lease is up” it doesn’t sound like a similar reprieve will be likely.
“It is with tremendous regret and personal sorrow that I must announce the upcoming closing of the Black Rooster Pub May 2018. The Rooster opened in 1970 and has had a long and successful run–certainly more than most pubs in the city. However, our lease is up and all good things must come to an end. It is certainly the end of an era. (more…)
4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
From an email:
“After almost 20 years in business, Cafe Ole will be closing on January 31st. Fannie Mae is moving downtown and the building is being redeveloped. It has been a great run and we would like to thank all of our customers for making it such a success. Please come by for a last meal and a toast to the future!
Cafe Ole is currently located at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. We are looking for a new home!”
734 7th St NW at H Street, NW
Thanks to Craig (and Barred in DC who reminds us a Capital One Cafe is coming.) for the massive news. Fuddruckers closed in Dupont back in 2010 (that location is now a Shake Shack.) Chinatown’s retail shakeup continues with the recent closure of RFD and rumors of Hooters closing soon too but they still seem open. Anyway, pour one out for Fuddruckers – they had a helluva run.
2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street
Back in September we noted that the first floor of MARVIN Temporarily Closed for “10 year anniversary prep.” Update from MARVIN:
“At our 10 year mark, we decided in August to renovate bistro at Marvin. With a couple months to reflect on it, we all realized that the true importance of Marvin is in the cultural and entertainment realm. After considering all of the ways we wanted to add to the neighborhood, we decided to re-open the first floor as Marvin Social- a small live music venue, offering good food and inventive cocktails serving the vibrant and diverse community of our neighborhood. The current schedule is here under “Marvin Social Performance Line Up”. In keeping with supporting our community, we’ve partnered with Joe Herrera to book local talent and Dwayne Morton, our beverage director, has been working hard on curating our cocktail menu to feature local distilleries.”
You can see the menu for Marvin Social + Roof Deck here.