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Shaw Bar 1905 Is Closing November 9

Nine-year-old eatery was named a neighborhood favorite in 2013

The bar at 1905.
Photo: 1905

Neighborhood restaurant 1905 is shutting down after dinner service Thursday, November 9.

In a statement blasted out via email, the owners of the nearly decade-old eatery — a constant work in progress that added a rooftop deck in 2012 and was hailed by Eater readers as one of the best bars for regulars — thanked fans for sharing rehearsal dinners, baby showers, and graduation parties with them, as well as those “who popped bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau with us at midnight on the third Thursday of November for all those years.”

Shaw isn’t the only area losing a community touchstone.

ATLAS DISTRICT—Beer and burger haven Liberty Tree served its last meal (at this location, anyway) October 27. The owners talked about possibly moving some of the more popular menu items to Hamilton’s Bar & Grill (near the National Mall).

DOWNTOWN—Automated chain Eatsa closed both of its D.C. locations less than a year after arriving in town. The high-tech eatery was known for creating custom salads and bowls that appeared from seemingly out of nowhere.

SOUTHWEST—Waterfront watering hole Cantina Marina shut down October 28 for at least a few years. The seasonal favorite is projected to get a new home when phase 2 of the Wharf rebuild rolls around (2020 to 2021). Till then, Cantina fans can find their way to new music hall Pearl Street Warehouse, or wait a little longer for boozy concession stand, Cantina Bambina.

Cantina Marina

600 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 (202) 554-8396 Visit Website


1905 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 Visit Website

The Liberty Tree

1016 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (202) 396-8733 Visit Website


1627 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 Visit Website