DC Bread and Brew, the cafe/bar tucked away just steps from Dupont Circle, closed its doors today, Wednesday, February 18th. The bar announced the news out of its blue on its Twitter account, exclaiming “True last call!” and announcing that every drink (including top shelf booze and draft beer) would be $1 and free pizza would be available until supplies last. The spot, with a decent beer list and a somewhat-under-the-radar patio to grab happy hour al fresco in Dupont, opened in January 2009.
The closing is not a surprise to sharp-eyed watchers of the real estate scene; the building that houses DC Bread and Brew was acquired in fall 2014 to be razed for a new office building, as reported by the Washington Business Journal.
Patty Boom Boom, the Jamaican-inspired dance hall on U Street, will close its doors after Saturday, February 21st. The bar announced the news on its Facebook account today.
The spot from the Hilton brothers opened on New Year’s Day 2010 and was notable for DJs, rum drinks, and delicious patties (the Guava Goat version was great). The bar will finish out its run with DJ parties, drink specials, and t-shirt giveaways for the next two weeks. It was also announced that the bar will “pop-up” at sister establishments Marvin and Den of Thieves nearby later this year. Plenty of Hilton brothers’ spots thrive in the neighborhood, but there will be one fewer later this month.