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March 4, 2015

Hard Times for Capitol Hill Bars

It’s been a brutal few months for bar crawlers around Capitol Hill.

First, the diviest of dives, the Li’l Pub, closed its doors, ceding the battle to the CVS next door.

Dead and gone. The former Li'l Pub on Capitol Hill. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

Dead and gone. The former Li’l Pub on Capitol Hill. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Then the news broke that the Pour House, that font of kitschy sports bar badness, is closing its doors at the end of April.

Not long for this world. (CQ Roll Call File Photo.)

Not long for this world. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Then over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that the owners of several Capitol Hill watering holes, Barracks Row Entertainment, was filing for bankruptcy. Depending on how things turn out, this could affect the Hawk ‘n’ Dove,  Senart’s Oyster House, The Chesapeake Room, Park Tavern, Boxcar Tavern, Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill, Molly Malone’s, Pacifico Cantina and the not-yet-open Willie’s Brew and ‘Que.

Next on the chopping block? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo.)

Next on the chopping block? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Yipes. If you’ve got a favorite bar out there, better support it while you can.

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