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Monday, December 19, 2011

HR-57 Moving & BeBop Cafe Coming

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HR-57 at its 14th St. location


Twitter user @mgholwill reports interesting news about local jazz club HR-57. In late January HR-57 will move down the street to 1007 H Street (formerly a church). The new HR-57 will also include a new coffee shop called Alchemy. Visitors to Alchemy will be able to get housemade pastries, as well as breakfast all day long. Owner Tony Puisan isn't giving up the current space at 816 H Street. He plans to use it for his planned BeBop Cafe, which would feature live blues, poetry, and more.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it! Great addition to the neighborhood!

curmudgeon said...

This sounds like great news, and I hope it is -- I've loved having HR-57 in the neighborhood. I wish their schedule of shows was a little more varied -- it seems like it's the same circle of performers that are regularly there -- but every time I've been I've enjoyed myself immensely so that seems a minor quibble.

I wonder how the new place compares in size to the current place. In Google Maps it looks pretty small; but so does their current spot as well.

Anonymous said...

Ugh....it's going to be SO LOUD!

Dave B said...

the city paper says the new spot is three times larger.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news. Love both ideas can't wait to have a cafe on 8th.

poo's 9 yr old child said...

we're displacing a church with a jazz club cum bakery?!?! holy shit!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious how moving closer to the H Street "entertainment district" will affect their crowds. Since they moved to the 800 block of H, every time I went, they were 1/4 to 1/2 full. People didn't walk a few blocks down there. Now that they'll be in the same block as the Atlas Room and Liberty Tree, and one block down from Little Miss Whiskey's, maybe more people will walk in.

tightwad said...

They need to bring their ticket prices down from $15 to perhaps $8-10. Just 5-6 years ago they used to charge $6 for tickets on weekends. It's better to get a good crowd by offering cheap tickets and make money off alcohol sale rather than charging twice as much for tickets and having it 1/2 full.

Tom A. said...

Yeah a $15 cover charge is a bit steep. And $8 to go listen to people having a jam session during the week?

Or course last night I was gouged on two drinks at Smith Commons, so maybe H street can handle it. I'm sorry, but a 20 dollar bill should be enough for a run and coke and a scotch on the rocks with a decent tip. (we did not ask for name brand booze.) Instead it was a one dollar tip until my date added $2 more.

Anonymous said...

Yikes your date had to chip in for the tip? Not a good look.

Anonymous said...

I second that. I had 3 shots of Jager a few weeks ago - $27. Crazy

Anonymous said...

They let high schoolers into Smith Commons?!? I keeed I keeed.

-Jordan

curmudgeon said...

$8 for the mid-week jam session doesn't seem like that much to me. Especially when it's as entertaining as they have been at HR-57 -- speaking only for myself, I've absolutely gotten more than $8 worth of enjoyment from it.

dave B said...

the cover charge might be high, but you can bring your own booze

Tom A. said...

BYOB? awesome!

Maiya said...

How exciting! H Street is just getting better and better. :)