After 48 years, Black Rooster Pub in DC to close its doors

In a Facebook post Sunday, Jody Taylor, owner of the Black Rooster Pub, said the establishment’s lease is up and will close in May. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)
In a Facebook post Sunday, Jody Taylor, owner of the Black Rooster Pub, said the establishment’s lease is up and will close in May. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)

The bar is one of the oldest in D.C. It opened in 1970. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)
The bar is one of the oldest in D.C. It opened in 1970. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)

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In a Facebook post Sunday, Jody Taylor, owner of the Black Rooster Pub, said the establishment’s lease is up and will close in May. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)
The bar is one of the oldest in D.C. It opened in 1970. (Courtesy Jody Taylor)

WASHINGTON — After 48 years of business, one of D.C.’s oldest bars will close its doors.

In a Facebook post Sunday, Jody Taylor, owner of the Black Rooster Pub, said the establishment’s lease is up and will close in May.

The pub opened in 1970 at 1919 L St. NW.

“It is hard to leave home,” said Taylor in his Facebook post. “Lot of fun was had by all for 48 years but it’s sadly, time to go.”


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