The Washington Blade ran a story today that the bar, Omega, has closed, effective immediately. Located in the alley just off the 2100 block of P Street NW, the bar had a decades-long history. It was formerly The Fraternity House, an establishment well-remembered by members of DC’s LGBT community, especially in the 1970s and 1980s.
According to a quote in The Blade,Â â€ś ‘I can confirm that,’Â â€ť said Chris Smith, who performed there about 15 years as his drag alter ego Kristina Kelly. â€ś ‘Joey (Oldaker) called us all today.’ Oldaker, who managed and DJâ€™ed there for nearly six years, said he doesnâ€™t know who bought the building or what the plans for it are.’ ”
According to a 2011 story in MetroWeekly, Omega/Frat House celebrated its 35th Anniversary last year.