I have very disappointing news to share with you, that the Rock & Roll Hotel is closed forever! They've decided to shut the doors permanently, joining an ever-growing list of cool spots around the DMV that have gone out of business. We've all seen some great shows there and this is sad to see.
The statement from management is:
ROCK & ROLL HOTEL – WASHINGTON, DC – March 2, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel will cease operations effective immediately, Monday March 2, 2020. All shows and events are cancelled.
Over the last 3 years Rock & Roll Hotel experienced rising operating costs, an increase in the number of music venues, and the decrease in ticket and bar sales. While Rock & Roll Hotel did all we could to adjust with the times, it was not enough to stay a float and hence, we sadly join a growing number of small businesses and music venues by closing our doors permanently.
Rock & Roll Hotel gives our heart and soul of thanks and appreciation over the last 14 years to all the employees (past and present), fans, and H St local businesses and residents who without them, we would have never made it this far.
While many will feel a sense of sadness, disappointment or anger with this announcement, we ask that you stay positive, and continue to support the many music venues and small businesses in DC.
Stay dedicated to the discovery and recovery of great music!
– Rock & Roll Hotel