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BansheeLoveTriangle t1_ja90ttu wrote

Well if they shut the one down in China town they were going to have to go somewhere!


sixtysixlashes t1_ja9gxf0 wrote

There’s no Chinatown. It’s just a strip with one archway, string of restaurants and sprinkle of shops. All complimented with businesses that are adorned with Chinese characters of the business name. Supporting reference here since I’m tying on my mobile. The area is pretty much run down with most of the restaurants and retailers either relocated or shut down because of the pandemic. Another factor is the ridiculously high leases the developers and landlords ask.


mr_grission t1_ja9q5gf wrote

Honestly I thought it was dying but a lot of new stuff is opening there too. 90 Second Pizza, Taco Bell Cantina, Chick-fil-A, some new eSports center attached to the arena, the Guy Fieri restaurant, Tom's Watch Bar, etc


sixtysixlashes t1_ja9rds3 wrote

Hope Rocket Bar stays for a while. Believe it’s the only dive bar left in the area. Been interested in Howl at the Moon and will have to try a night out there. Oddly, I miss Hooters. Never stepped in one, but it was one of those quirky places that gave the area character. Now it’s got the homeless and such.


mr_grission t1_ja9ukqk wrote

Anecdotally Rocket Bar still seems to pack em in on the weekends any time I'm there. Always loved it because it does a great job satisfying a wide variety of people in my friend group. You've got the divey elements, but it's also a friendly atmosphere. They'll play sports on TV, but they also play good music. It's easy to meet new people if you want, or you can just hang out with your group and play shuffleboard in the back.


sixtysixlashes t1_ja9uuh0 wrote

Probably one of the two only places in DC with a shuffleboard in a bar.


posam t1_jaai7ac wrote

There’s at least three


sixtysixlashes t1_jaaiwrn wrote

Maybe even 10 per Yelp, given you’d go to all 10 or even half. Personally, I live in that place called NOVA and work near Gallery Place so only a few matter in my local.


CaptainObvious110 t1_jaa8vlz wrote

It's so sad to see that place go downhill the way it has over the years. I can remember when there was the ducks hanging in the windows right on 7th street. This would have been in the early 1990's.

Also, this before they built the MCI center and there was a pet shop across the street from it on 7th st as well.

I wish that it was a real Chinatown and not somewhere known for constant drama. I believe there is a methodone clinic nearby and that might be a reason for the concentration of crazies that are constantly over there.

That issue would be greatly alleviated if not fixed completely if St Elizabeths was upgraded to the point where it could house on a permanent basis those that are mentally disabled to the point where they need to be properly monitored and cared for.


sixtysixlashes t1_jaa950a wrote

Don’t tell me you used to have an EarthLink email account!?!


CaptainObvious110 t1_jaalttl wrote



sixtysixlashes t1_jaam00s wrote

If you wrote AOL I’d be impressed… just a wee bit.


CaptainObvious110 t1_jaam638 wrote

Um, my aunt had an account with them but not me.


sixtysixlashes t1_jaamy8k wrote

If you can name the nightclub that was around the corner of the McDonald’s on Columbia Road on the west side heading towards Kalorama in the 80s to 90s I owe you a few rounds over shuffleboard at Rocket Bar.