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Stetson’s Closes On U Street after 35 Years

Say farewell with a final round on Halloween.
Stetson's closes on U Street after 35 years. Photograph via Facebook.

One of U Street’s stalwart bars closes its doors this weekend. Stetson’s Famous Bar & Grill pours its last round of beers on Saturday. The divey “Tex-Mex saloon” has been a fixture in the neighborhood for 35 years.

Eater DC reports that Douglas Development purchased the building and liquor license, prompting the shutter. There’s no word yet on what will replace the bar. Drop by for a pre-Halloween party tonight with drink specials and free pizza–costumes encouraged–or on Saturday for a final brew and tune on the jukebox.

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Anna Spiegel
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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.