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Dupont’s Getting a Nearly 24-Hour Nightclub

Buckeye + Bear replacement intends to open at the crack of dawn

A new nightclub is taking over the former Buckeye + Bear space.
Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

David Chung, the nightlife guru behind late-night destinations such as Capitale, Chinese Disco, and neighboring caviar den Saint Yves, appears to be interested in targeting early risers at the establishment he’s developing inside a short-lived Dupont Circle sports bar.

Barely year-old Buckeye + Bear (1730 M Street NW), which replaced dance club the Huxley, has lain dormant for months. But liquor license paperwork now posted in the front windows lists Chung as the driving force behind a new venue that’s projected to operate from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The unnamed club intends to serve ready-made sandwiches, booze, and non-alcoholic beverages — with drink service requested to begin daily at 9 a.m.

Although at least part of the location has been annexed by the bikini waxing salon that moved in next door, the new club expects to retain the same 280 person occupancy limit as Buckeye + Bear, and is attempting to add a 10-seat sidewalk cafe.

Eater reached out to Chung for comment about the planned all-day venture but has not heard back.


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