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Flagship Busboys and Poets Explores 24/7 Dining on 14th Street

Hank Dietle’s owner wants to rebuild his revered tavern

The bar at Busboys and Poets.
Busboys and Poets [Official photo]


The original Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street NW), which earlier this year adopted late-night brunch on weekends, is now experimenting with remaining open 24 hours a day. Washington City Paper reports that restaurateur Andy Shallal, who also operates restaurants throughout the area, is investigating what it would take to feed customers around the clock. “With the 14th Street Corridor and clubs on U Street [NW], there should be enough to support an all-night business,” he tells WCP about the pilot program.

Starting over

Tony Huniak, owner of landmark dive bar Hank Dietle’s Tavern, tells Bethesda Magazine he’s interested in resurrecting the now-destroyed local watering hole. “The plan is to reopen,” he says.


Popville spotted a new liquor license application at dedicated tiki bar Archipelago indicating that its owners want to add nearly 70 more seats by growing into a second story space. The tropical-themed drinking den debuted at 1201 U Street NW in early 2016.

Faster food

Frozen Tropics reports that upscale Northeast corner store Old City Market and Oven is test driving a handful of food delivery services including Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash, and Ubereats. Featured items include breakfast calzones, rotating empanadas, speciality paninis, and gourmet pizzas.

Busboys and Poets

2004 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, , DC 20020 (202) 889-1374 Visit Website


1201 U Street Northwest, , DC 20009 Visit Website