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.