731 8th Street SE

Owners Jo McDaniel and Rach Pike have opened a new queer dance bar and cafè, As You Are Bar, in the space formerly home to District Soul Food and Banana Cafè in Barracks Row. This space features two distinct areas within it: a daytime cafè and a nighttime lounge. The upstairs, features the dance floor and  also has a back room featuring video games. Everyone is welcome in this inclusive space and McDaniel and Pike hope the space will be ideal for conversation and telework amongst guests. As You Are Bar is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.; 202.506.1440; For more information, visit their website here.

Photo from As You Are Bar Facebook