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Posted at 6:02 PM ET, 02/13/2011

Last call for Adams Mill

By Lavanya Ramanathan

After 11 years at its corner on Adams Mill and 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan's divey neighborhood haunt the Adams Mill Bar and Grill announced that it was closing Sunday night after losing the lease on the space. All weekend, regulars stopped by for beers, to have one last hurrah, and to wish bartenders and staff well. The bar was a summertime favorite for its expansive patio, a rarity in the neighborhood, and 120 oz. "subertubes" of beer.

If you're in the neighborhood today, stop by for the "End of an Era" bash that had the bar packed through much of the afternoon. Every beer is priced at $3; all other drinks are $5 (cash only). The bar will stay open till last call at 1:30 a.m.

Staff members found out Wednesday that the bar would close Sunday. Longtime patrons said they weren't sure where they would now go for Sunday night games and convivial atmosphere.

"It became our thing to do, watching football here. It's become a part of our life," said Kelly Wakeham, who came with her roommate Marissa Tripolsky from Glover Park to spend a last night at the Adams Mill.

Said Tripolsky: "We don't know where we're going to go now."

"It's tough. A lot of friends, a lot of memories," said Mary Beth Fahey, the bar's general manager, who said she had worked at Adams Mill since it opened. She said she spent the past couple of days thanking customers, and hadn't yet begun to think about what she would do next. "We're all very appreciative of everybody. We wouldn't have been here 10 years if it weren't for them."

So, readers, what do you think? Share your memories -- and where you think regulars should go now -- in the comments.


By Lavanya Ramanathan  | February 13, 2011; 6:02 PM ET
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Good riddance. As an Adams Morgan local that place was always a noisy, messy eyesore in the middle of the neighborhood. Now it's time for the McDonalds to close and that neighborhood will be cooking!

Posted by: gonzrom76 | February 13, 2011 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I remember when it was that pizza place- and it was 100x better than that giant slice place....

Posted by: ginger12 | February 13, 2011 8:33 PM | Report abuse

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