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German Eatery in Adams Morgan to Hold Last Hurrah Before Closing

by Tim Regan — July 19, 2016 at 4:45 pm 2 Comments

Photo via Facebook : Doner BistroA German restaurant and bar will say “auf wiedersehen” to Adams Morgan at the end of the month, but not before one last party.

Doner Bistro (1654 Columbia Rd. NW) will shut its doors on Aug. 1, the restaurant announced on Facebook today.

In memory of its four years in Adams Morgan, the beer house will throw an “Astra La Vista Party” with dollar Astra beers on Sunday, July 31.

Naturally, the business reassured its longtime fans with a German saying. “Everything has an end,” the company wrote on Facebook. “only the sausage has two.”

More information from Doner Bistro:

Dear Member of the Döner Community here in our eclectic & unique Adams Morgan neighborhood and its surroundings,

Achtung: What you are about to read might upset you!

Everything has an end – only the sausage has two” (German saying)
We wholeheartedly thank you for the unforgettable time here in AdMo. As you might have heard through the grape vine, it is true:

August 1st is not only the day when we first received the key to our door to Germany here at 1654 Columbia Rd. four years ago; it is also going to be the day we will be returning it as this location will be closed down on August 1st.

We are grateful for all your support and use of our beloved AdMo living room throughout Sunday, July 31st.

We appreciate all your loyalty, open mindedness towards our modern/Northern German craziness, your friendship, relationship, story exchanges, constructive criticism which has made us stronger and better at what we do; and your support in general throughout the good times as well as the bad ones.

The initial overwhelming sadness that we felt is healing through looking back on the four years spend together as a community. Our hearts are filled with a sense of pride and happiness, looking back on memories made such as:

Costume contest won by the big yellow chicken at our Faschingsfest, Oktoberfest craziness with some of you across the street complaining about the German madness going on with us and our guests leading conga lines out the door and over the tables, birthday parties, family reunions, blind dates, runners meetups, doggie day outs (though one dog of a customer bit one of our team members once), DAS BOOT, FIFA WM, FIFA EM, Keg bus tour to the U.S. vs. Germany friendly where the D.C. bus driver did not find the stadium at first; and of course and most importantly all the countless hours spend together just by summing up the regular day to day visits by some of you — Just to say hi and a Döner Box and or a Bier of course 😉

Thank you for all you have been to us – we hate to go, though with our minds at peace and with our hearts telling us we’ll see you again  some day!

So long, friends – Stay great!

Yours Truly,

Timo, Nicole and the whole Team at DB AdMo

PS: Please visit us in Leesburg Virginia DOENER BISTRO and/or Frederick Maryland Döner Bistro Frederick, MD to satisfy your Döner cravings.

Photo via Facebook / Doner Bistro

Comments (2)

  1. John Smith 1882

    Nothing in there hints at why they are closing and why they are not re-opening. Any ideas?

  2. They jacked the rent way up on them

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