Saloun, the M Street watering hole in the heart of Georgetown, announced that it will be closing its doors on October 16. An announcement appeared on the door of the bar and was uploaded anonymously to the invite-only social network LateNightShots.com.
Saloun suffered smoke and water damage during a fire at neighboring Hook restaurant in late June this year.
It is unclear as to why Saloun will close.
The bar often had live music acts and was known for its long, narrow layout and generous beer servings.
The announcement posted on the door noted that a last-night farewell celebration will be held on October 15:
"We will miss you all and thank you for the support & business. Be sure to come in and enjoy one last drink & live tunes before we close.”
Another announcement was posted to Saloun’s Facebook page, signed by the Afshar family:
“Over 20 years we have owned, worked and partied here. And it is truly bittersweet to say goodbye. But, we are moving on to new projects. We wanted to let all of you know so, that you could join us during our last month and spread the word to everyone that we will only be open for another 3 weeks. So, please stop by and bid your farewell to a wonderful bar that will always have a special place in our hearts.”
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