An Real-Life H Street Speakeasy Shut Down by DC

Pic from case report

On Wednesday (12/7), the DC ABC Board ordered a bar operating in a former barbershop space at 705 H St. NE to cease and desist operating as a bar. The bar, Christopher’s Lounge, does not have a liquor license (nor the correct regulatory licensing), and you can’t do that. ABRA investigators were not apparently tipped off, they just spotted it while doing their rounds the Saturday night before Thanksgiving. The investigators checked social media to confirm.

Here’s more pics and excerpts from the case report that Barred in DC has obtained from ABRA, similar to the last major reporting about a speakeasy (The Speak on K Street operated in basement (now The Mirror) of existing bar but they didn’t have approval)

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