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After 12 Years, The Reef Closes Permanently

After a turbulent few weeks, The Reef in Adams Morgan has announced it will no longer continue operations. The bar's ownership left a message on their Facebook page explaining the situation, which stems from an alleged stabbing incident on August 10 involving one of the bar's security guards. The first paragraph of the Facebook message states:

As many of you know, the last few weeks have been very challenging for the Reef. After much effort, and cooperation between the ownership, our amazing staff and community, and the ABRA, we were able to regain our license and reopened our doors. However, as a result of the recent events we can no longer operate.

The goodbye message concludes with a "'Cheers Bro", and Thank You." The Reef's roofdeck made it a popular spot in Adams Morgan and the Washington Post has a bit of trivia on the bar's history: it was the first spot in D.C. to have Chimay on draft and Allagash White on tap. Eater has reached out to the Reef's owners for any further information. — Adele Chapin

· The Reef is Closed For Good [WaPo]
· All Previous Coverage of The Reef [-EDC-]

[Photo: Facebook]

The Reef

2446 18th ST NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009