Punk is dead, and vegan brunch was the killer.
Last fall, the upper floor of the edgy/dingy Adams Morgan bar Asylum (2471 18th St. NW) transitioned into a new restaurant, Smoke & Barrel.
But asylum has ended for Asylum. Prince of Petworth is reporting that the lower floor is transitioning over into more Smoke & Barrel space.
Owner John Andrade told Prince of Petworth that that the change will happen gradually over a two-week period.
"Truly the end of an era," commenter Admiral of AdMo wrote on Price of Petworth. "From 50 cent pints of shiner bock/high life/natty light on Saturdays to having a porno filmed in its basement, Asylum was a strange place."
Indeed it was.
Meanwhile, Smoke & Barrel serves strange... uh, creative interpretations of barbecue (BBQ egg rolls, espresso-rubbed brisket), plus a carefully edited list of 50+ beers and a whole mess o' bourbon.
The venue opens at 5 p.m. weekdays, and 11 a.m. on weekends for brunch.