The Rock and Roll Hotel is a concert venue / club located in the allegedly up-and-coming H Street corridor in Northeast. It includes the name ‘Hotel’ in its moniker because it allows for the renting out of private rooms in the upstairs bar/lounge area.
Cost – $$
Service – B
I guess the plus-side to going out in the H Street area is that there are no pretensions whatsoever at the door nor do they play favorites at the bar (unless they actually know you).
Food – ?
I don’t even know if they serve food at the Rock and Roll Hotel although I’m not entirely sure if the ambiance is entirely conducive to building an appetite.
Decor – A-
There are mannequins affixed with bovine skulls hanging from the ceiling in the main bar, and a red haze that pervades the entire club. I know that sounds really odd and borderline disturbing but I really like the decor in the Rock and Roll Hotel. Also, because of the segmentation of the upstairs space, there is kind of a cool feeling that you could walk 10 feet and be in an entirely different world.
Feel – C+
Hanging out at the Rock and Roll Hotel is the closest thing in real life to being in a David Lynch film. The place definitely has character (and characters) – I’ll give it that. Rock and Roll Hotel isn’t really my cup of tea personally but I would recommend it to anyone who wants a different type of DC experience than what you would get in Dupont or Adams Morgan.
What’s the Buzz:
March 29, 2007 – DC’s Rock & Roll Hotel Competely Haunted by Dead People (Wonkette) – The horrible noises heard after hours at the newish Rock and Roll Hotel — which is a bar with live music, not a hotel — are not just rats or people having sex or other people being mugged outside. Full Article…