Friday, September 28, 2007

State of the Union in a Sorry State


IMG_4363, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

This used to be one of the best bars in the city located on U Street way before U Street was popping. I always loved the mural of Lenin that you can hardly make out today. It seems kind of sad. Why is this prime location left in such a state of disrepair?

5 comments:

ColHeightsChic said...

I agree this was one of the best bars. I would argue, however, it wasn't "before U St. was popping". True, it was a different vibe, and there weren't all the condos and hipsters around, but U Street was DEFINITELY popping back then. Man, I miss those U Street days sometimes...

202Boerwors said...

They were calling it the HU-New corridor at that point believe it or not. 1992/1993, those were the days. Stu on the bar, acid jazz on the speakers and house made pear infused vodka (always chilled) in my glass.

Anonymous said...

-and the chandelier. it does make me sad too if i think about it. i guess i should experience all the other new clubs in the area...

poo poo said...

i remember the joint back in '95.

pretty 'underground' for the time, but, the times, they are a changin'.

so sad, too bad.

check out the new joints, or venture over to H street - the new U Street.

Mr. 14th & You said...

"check out the new joints, or venture over to H street - the new U Street."

The Mrs. and I ventured over there a couple of weeks ago--for the first time, really. We'd heard lots of good things. I was surprised at how much blight remained in the neighborhood in spite of the development efforts there. Maybe we simply came on an off night, but aside from that two block stretch where Englert and Co. have focused their efforts, there didn't seem to be much going on. Lots of businesses disguised as vacant properties, if you catch my drift.