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One of the city’s oldest gay bars and leather daddy hotspot DC Eagle will close its location at 639 New York Ave. NW later this month. And it looks like it’s moving east of the Anacostia River to a huge space at 3701 Benning Road NE. with a capacity for 800 people, including a “summer garden” with 100 seats.

A liquor license application for DC Eagle at that address describes the new spot as a “tavern, restaurant, and dance bar with continental restaurant fare.” Entertainment will include “four-piece bands,” dancing, open mic nights, contests, and charitable fundraisers.

Attorney Paul Pascal, who filed the liquor license application, says the DC Eagle team is also planning to open a cigar bar next door to the new location.

Y&H has reached out to owner Ted Clements and will update when we hear back.

Photo by Jessica Sidman