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Fledgling Alfred House Is Closing January 1

Parent company plans to focus on expanding sibling Surfside in the new year

Soon-to-be-shuttered Alfred House — back when it was still Bayou — during better days.
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Alfred House, the music-friendly showplace that replaced local watering hole Bayou this summer, is hosting one last rager before shutting down for good on New Year’s Day.

Big Easy-themed, Abita-slinging Bayou (2519 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) disappeared in June, giving way to the short-lived performance space that is closing Monday, January 1, after one last show by local cover band Sick Feed. Tickets to the farewell blast are $75, which includes an open bar, live music, and a champagne toast at midnight.

A spokeswoman for parent company Georgetown Events, which also operates local chains Jetties (sandwiches), Surfside (Tex-Mex), Spring Valley newcomer Millie’s, and Navy Yard eatery Due South, tells Eater that Alfred House is getting the boot due to shifting priorities. “Our lease is up and our landlord is raising the rent, so we are now going to focus our efforts on expanding Surfside in 2018,” the aide says of the latest marching orders.

No word yet on when/where the new taco stands might appear, but Eater will continue following this story as it develops.

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