Blue Banana Closes, Relaunch in the Works

The Blue Banana, 3632 Georgia Ave., NW.

The Blue Banana, 3632 Georgia Ave., NW.

I’ve recently learned that the Blue Banana officially closed for good last Wednesday, April 10th. The business was rarely busy largely due the absence of food. One needed look no further than the Looking Glass Lounge and DC Reynolds to see what a difference food would have made.

I’ve been told that the establishment will be getting a new management team that will rework the space and reopen a new bar with a new name and concept. They are  also looking into having a kitchen and possibly a rooftop deck. No timeline or details beyond this are available at this time.

All of this sounds promising. I’m especially glad that the name will be going. The reference to the bar in the movie Pretty Woman where the prostitutes hung out may have been amusing to the owners, but I found it to be in bad taste.

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11 Comments on “Blue Banana Closes, Relaunch in the Works”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Concur. I went there once or twice, but it was never on my list of “hey, where should we go tonight, a, b, or c?”

  2. djdc Says:

    Too bad. Really nice people who worked there.

  3. K Says:

    Hopefully the new concept and food will be a winner

  4. Kumar Says:

    Also good to keep the sports bar aspect – the few times I went was to watch a game – college football, baseball, etc.

  5. SL Says:

    Let’s hope a better name is part of the relaunch! It’s pretty rare that I don’t even visit a new business in my neighborhood…but I never even opened the door. Food is key. I don’t have much use for a bar-only establishment, and even less for a sports bar.

  6. Alvarez Says:

    I enjoyed taking a massive dump there one time.


  7. […] All-in-all, a strong showing for Park View and Lower Georgia Avenue businesses. It will be interesting to see how next year stacks up with Mothership in full swing and possibly a new, improved relaunch of the former Blue Banana. […]


  8. […] A neighborhood bar called Ivy and Coney is on its way to 1537 7th St. NW in Shaw. The small spot comes from Kangaroo Boxing Club co-owners Josh Saltzman and Chris Powers along with bartender Adam Fry and Jamie Hess, formerly of Blue Banana. […]


  9. […] A neighborhood bar called Ivy and Coney is on its way to 1537 7th St. NW in Shaw. The small spot comes from Kangaroo Boxing Club co-owners Josh Saltzman and Chris Powers along with bartender Adam Fry and Jamie Hess, formerly of Blue Banana1. […]


  10. […] are afoot at the former Blue Banana at 3632 Georgia Avenue. Perhaps the change of most interest is the name, which has finally been […]


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