Showtime Washington DC

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Showtime – A true DC dive

Showtime is the anti DC bar. It may look closed but that’s just the tough exterior Showtime likes to display.  Walk-ins are welcome and they have $ 3 natty BOH every day.  And depending on the night and what the bartender is feeling, nightly specials. Which is usually a natty, a rail mix drink and a shot for $5. I pass several newer joints that have popped up recently in Bloomingdale and a single beer is almost $10.

Showtime also has that dive quality that people love, no pretensions. One of the bigger attractions here is on Sunday. When Granny and the Boys play. An 82-year-old keyboard player and her group of guys play here every Sunday. And when Granny isn’t playing they have a jukebox, which is always a plus.

I like coming here because it’s so un-DC. It can get kind of exhausting keeping up appearances but at Showtime you can be anyone you want to be.

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Details about this spot



113 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 15:00 - 03:00, Sun 15:00 - 00:00


Drinks from: US$ 3

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)