Eighteenth Street Lounge has been known as an epicenter for live music, dancing, and community since 1995. In 2020, after 25 years of operations in Dupont Circle, Eighteenth Street Lounge closed their doors due to COVID-19. After two years, the original ownership decided to reopen in a new location in Shaw.
“Through some resolve and popular demand, 18th Street Lounge kept its name, but took up new digs on 9th Street beside other bars and restaurants occupying Blagden Alley, a back street once singled out by Eleanor Roosevelt and other New Deal reformers as an emblem of the city’s urban decay, but now lined with trendy shops.” – New York Times
“The two-level, 5,000-square-foot space at 1230 Ninth Street NW is about half the size of the original. Like the original location, the pared-down replacement will sport a rooftop deck, have a bar on each level, and will be capable of hosting multiple live acts at once.” – Eater DC