Club Heaven and Hell Sent Straight to Hell – Record Setting Fine and Suspension (UPDATE)

1/30/20 Update: In the biggest upset of 2020 (move over Titans over Ravens), the bar, after being closed for 3 months, actually paid the $90,000 fine and can now re-open as of January 30th. Club Heaven and Hell, the long-time Adams Morgan club (opened around 1991), suffered a massive blow last week when the DC Alcohol … Continue reading Club Heaven and Hell Sent Straight to Hell – Record Setting Fine and Suspension (UPDATE)

Brass Monkey / Spaghetti Garden / Roxanne’s / Peyote Cafe Fined $30,000 & Shut Down for Month

Brass Monkey aka Spaghetti Garden aka Roxanne's aka Peyote Cafe, the legendary Adams Morgan meat market, has been fined $30,000 and has had its liquor license suspended for 30 days for failing to keep books and records and qualify as a restaurant. The collection of connected bars in adjacent 18th Street rowhouses has been a … Continue reading Brass Monkey / Spaghetti Garden / Roxanne’s / Peyote Cafe Fined $30,000 & Shut Down for Month

Broken Dreams’ Club Pops Up Above Rendezvous Lounge in Adams Morgan

Yet another pop-up bar has opened above the still-open Rendezvous Lounge (2226 18th St. NW at Kalorama Rd). in Adams Morgan. Broken Dreams' Club, run by Sam Gordon, has been open since mid-October on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in the second floor space recently occupied by Dr. Clock's Nowhere Club and MiG Bar. This "fun, artsy" spot opens its doors … Continue reading Broken Dreams’ Club Pops Up Above Rendezvous Lounge in Adams Morgan

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Jack Rose Dining Saloon, website, Facebook, Twitter, 2007 18th St. NW, opens at 5p everyday, HH 5-7:30p M-F, est. 2011 [Yelp, WaPo, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian] Jack Rose, located at the far southern end of Adams Morgan at its border with Dupont and U Street, is my favorite non-dive bar in DC. With frequent events … Continue reading Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Madam’s Organ Blues Bar

Madam's Organ Blues Bar, web site, Facebook, Twitter, 2461 18th St. NW, 202-667-5370, opens at 5p everyday, HH 5-8p everyday, est. 1997 (current location) [Yelp, WaPo, TripAdvisor, Frommer's, Lonely Planet]Kind of a neighborhood landmark (look for the topless redhead mural and the other random mystifying murals along the block), this sprawling bar is known for its nightly live music, including … Continue reading Madam’s Organ Blues Bar

Bedrock Billiards

Bedrock Billiards, web site, Facebook, Twitter, 1841 Columbia Road NW, 202-667-7665, opens at 4p (weekdays) 1p (weekends), HH 4-8p (weekdays), 1-7p (weekends), est. 1992  [Yelp, WaPo] Opened back in 1992, this basement pool hall/game room bar feels miles from the bedlam of 18th Street a block away.  Bedrock, which was the first bar in the mini-chain that now includes Atomic … Continue reading Bedrock Billiards