City Paper is not for tourists
2014 was not kind to the city’s dive bars, a much-debated class of watering holes that defy objective definitions and seem to be very, very important to everyone in D.C., especially when they close. Among the bars D.C. bid adieu to this year: 18th Amendment, Lil Pub, Pour House, Remingtons, Chadwicks, and Duffy’s. Locals could argue that some of these institutions didn’t qualify as true drives, or that a few of them weren’t actually very good bars at all. But the closure of any moderately priced, unpretentious establishment in the District is a loss, and one more strike against the notion that regular folks can live in this town. Please, Lord, leave us the Tune Inn.