You Can Find Me…..On H St. NE?

by Rome

So as of now, I’ve just been put onto The Red and The Black as well as The Rock and Roll Hotel. Has anybody been yet? Are they concert halls or 930 club type spots? On H St NE?

Man 15 kids got robbed out there a few weekend MORNINGS ago waiting in line to cop Js so the area isn’t completely devoid of the local, um flavor, but venues like that are a great look for any neighborhood. I know there are condos going up on 4th and H, are they still going to open a Whole Foods around there?

Is this a case of gentrification or improving the neighborhood? Are area go-go bands going to be playing in these venues or is it strictly a rock-techno DJ kind of spot? Someone drop some knowledge.

Also Lupe Fiasco and Method Man are gonna be @ Love on Friday night.

  • Miss Hipstah

    I was just at The Red and The Black last night for a show. It’s a lot like DC9 actually (the same guy does own it). The stage is upstairs and there’s a really cool bar downstairs. Also next door is Palace of Wonders which is like a circus sideshow bar.

  • Stone

    I went down there earlier in the summer…most all of the spots are rock/Adams Morgan type venues (I think they have a neo soul spot tho), but they’re pretty fly. But just remember:

    1.) It’s pretty much the hood. There are nice neighborhoods north and south of the spots, but all of the new bars have gotten broken into at least once since they opened.

    2.) Drive. It ain’t close to Metro and I’m not trying to take the X2 bus at night. Plus, when I was out there, there was not a cab to be found.


    Rock and Roll hotel is a pretty bad ass venue. A great mid size (200 people) spot with awesome sound. The upstairs is a nice lounge. For the band thats too big for the Velvet, wants better sound than the Black Cat backroom, and a bigger crowd than DC9.

    That said, the hood is a throwback to the dc days of old. You know, where unless you roll hard, you might get punked outside on the block. Those stars and bars tatoos used to mean something…!

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