On Saturday nights, the back room at this Silver Spring watering hole jumps to the sound of slapping bass strings and a steady backbeat. Rockabilly Saturday Night became a fixture soon after Jackie Greenbaum took over the building in 2005, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Musicians move boxes of beer out of the way to make room for drums and the stand-up bass, and they perform songs by Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and Tex Rubinowitz as couples jitterbug on the makeshift dance floor. Garage and surf-rock bands play, too, but rockabilly is the focus.
The music is so infectious that it's not unusual to see people who just came in for a beer at Quarry House's front bar join in the dancing.
-- Fritz Hahn (Oct. 26, 2012)