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So Much For Late-Night Dining In D.C.

Back in November, Clyde's President Tom Meyer was feeling pretty optimistic about his planned 24-hour operation, The Hamilton, downtown's ginormous new restaurant and live-music venue. "I have a feeling I'm going to be pleasantly surprised at the 24-hour thing," Meyer told Y&H at the time. "If I do it for a year and it doesn't work, I just stop doing it."

A year? Try three months. Guest of a Guest is reporting that the venue is already doing away with its round-the-clock schedule and instead closing at the more typical time of 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The bar area will stay open until 2 a.m. weeknights and 3 a.m. weekends.

Meanwhile, the beefy blog Burger Days points us to this Twitter report by the Post's Going Out Gurus that another newly advertised late-night joint, Black & Orange on 14th Street NW, has posted a sign indicating that it, too, is rolling back its wee-hour food service. The home of the "Hair of the Dog" burger and City Paper readers' pick for "Best Burger" in 2012 is now closing at 11 p.m. on most weekdays—long before its prior 5 a.m. bedtime. The burger joint will still be open later on Thursdays ('til 3 a.m.) and weekends (5 a.m.).

  • VoiceofBinky

    Steak and Egg still rules...

  • NovaNicole


  • Well but…

    There are still at least 2 if not 3 24 hr diners that are scheduled to open in the next few months including Constantine's new diner on 11th Street in Columbia Heights, the new diner at the The Yards in SE near the baseball stadium and (most likely) the Cap City Diner in Petworth. There also should be another 24 hr IHOP in NW DC next year (not sure if they have picked the new spot yet though)...

  • LongTimeRez

    DC really needs to stop trying to be NYC. One big apple is enough.

  • Java Master

    who needs a burger at 4 am anyway? it's bad for your digestion and sleep cycle.

  • bob

    Chris, do your homework. Black and Orange has to close early because of nimby response to their abc license application,not biz considerations.

  • Happy2bNappie

    I was excited about having late night dinning options in the city other tha Ihop & The Dinner. Too bad they have decided to give up so soon. I think they should try to keep the late night option on the weekends, Thursday - Saturday.

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  • Sandy

    Amsterdam Falafelshop is still the best late night spot!!!