Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar, one of the coolest small bars in Adams Morgan, quietly reopened last weekend in its old digs above the Rendezvous Cafe.

A focus on cheap beer-and-a-shot combos, strong cocktails, and DJs spinning Britpop, weird techno, new wave and Afrobeat made the divey Dr. Clock's stand out in the crowded Adams Morgan bar scene. But last September, the landlord told founder Van Hillard that she wanted to combine the second floor space with Rendezvous, and Dr. Clock's closed. Hillard moved over to bartend at Steel Plate in Brookland, and hosted offbeat music nights there.

However, Hillard tells me, the plans for Rendezvous never came to fruition, and the owner reached out to him about coming back. "I can't keep away from that place," Hillard explains. "Essentially an extension of my psyche these days." (Before Dr. Clock's opened in 2013, Hillard was a partner in MiG Bar, which occupied the same room.)

Hillard says anyone stopping by this weekend can expect the usual deals and cocktails, including $3 Natty Boh cans and a $6 Low Places combo of Natty Boh and a shot of whiskey. The weird mashups of "Star Wars" characters and old-school beers remain on the walls. DJ James Pittman will spin "random hits" on Saturday night, beginning at 10 p.m. The old-school Britpop night returns on Thursday, May 5. None of the events have a cover charge.

Dr. Clock's Nowhere Bar: 2226 18th St. NW (upstairs). Facebook page.