Going Out Guide: U Street


Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This thing you should try: Peking duck tacos at El Rey

Duck chicharrones are the crispy secret ingredient in El Rey’s special new tacos.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Get ready for the weekend with U Street Music Hall’s anniversary mix

Cashmere Cat, Beautiful Swimmers, Danny Byrd and Nadastrom feature on a mix by club co-owner Will Eastman.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014

El Rey launches new happy hour, immediately changes new happy hour

$7 DC Brau becomes $3 Natty Boh in less than 24 hours.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, El Rey, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hanoi House is set to become a Den of Thieves

Owner Eric Hilton is replacing the Vietnamese restaurant and lounge with a DJ-driven bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, U Street

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Tonight: Warm drinks, tree trimming and Toys for Tots at the Gibson

Drink winter cocktails on the GIbson’s festively decorated patio while raising money for charity.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, U Street

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

El Rey, U Street’s new shipping container taqueria, will open this month

With seating for 200 and heaters to keep things warm, midwinter margaritas are coming soon.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  El Rey, Restaurants, Tacos, U Street

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Animal Collective taking over U Street Music Hall

Tickets for the 18-and-over dance party are on sale now for $10.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:17 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Animal Collective, Bars, Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

This thing you should try: the Impaloca at the Pug

Impala Cantina combines tacos and snack chips at its weekly pop-up.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street, Pop-ups, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Dance to the new M.I.A. album before you can buy it

U Street Music Hall will let you hear “Matangi” through Washington’s best soundsystem tonight.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Celebrate one year of Satellite Room with $1 beers

The bar marks its first birthday tonight with a special happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

“The Legend of Cool ‘Disco’ Dan” closes U Street Movie Series tonight

The final offering of the U Street outdoor movie series is a documentary about the D.C. graffiti icon.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Movies, U Street

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Donate money to a bar to help it donate money

Donate money to a bar to help it raise money for charity

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Charity, Shaw, U Street

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Brothers McCracken test coffee program with Wydown pop-up on U Street

The specialty coffee shop will remain at its current location until the Louis at 14th is complete, perhaps in December.

By Tim Carman  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Tim Carman, U Street

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/27/2013

U Street's Lincoln Theatre to be operated by 9:30 Club owner I.M.P.

I.M.P. won a bid to revitalize the long-ailing theater.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Theater, U Street

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Hear Kanye West's 'Yeezus' at U Street Music Hall listening party

The club hosts a listening party to mark the album's Tuesday release.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Hear Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' at U Street Music Hall

Listen to the year's most anticipated album on the city's best sound system when it's released on May 21.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Original sources: The Black Mixologist Club

Vintage newspaper stories provide more information about turn-of-the-century Washington mixologists and bars. [Read the print story from Friday's Weekend section]

By Fritz Hahn | @fritzhahn  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, U Street

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Amiri Baraka: Still agitating after all these years

The poet and playwright performs this weekend at Bohemian Caverns.

By Ryan Little  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Performances, U Street

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Listen Up: U Street Music Hall's anniversary playlist

The club's resident mixmasters created a special playlist in honor of the club's third birthday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:53 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, U Street Music Hall