Aug 29, 2012

by Helene

Are you ready to be impressed? Wait until you get a look at the all new JC’s Washington House, you know…the old Whiskey Tango, located at 14000 Bustleton Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia. I know there were many fond memories but say fairwell to the old and welcome the new! You will be knocked off your feet! No worries you won’t have to wait much longer for the “unveiling” of the new ROCK ROOM, the “soft opening” will be the weekend of Sept. 7th with Avoiding the Angel, Travia, and Sinner Saints and then on Sept. 8th with the band Full Circle.  The big Grand Opening is the weekend of September 28th with The Hyde, Hammerdown, Electric Boa and on the 29th see 10 Years Gone and Cougars Crossing. There will be tons of drink specials, give-a-ways, free hor’devours from 8-10pm on both nights. Make sure you get there early! The doors open at 8pm!  Of course the Sports Bar has been open throughout the summer serving up some great grub, showcasing lots of cool acoustic acts, fun rounds of pool and lots of great sports games on their many flatscreen televisions.

Here is a little glimpse of what you will find when the all new ROCK room opens up… The decor is all Music Memorabilia, walls are purple and shades of gray, Groovy lighting throughout, the entire stage was re-vamped-once again making its status of having the biggest stage, & the “baddest” house sound & lighting in NE Philly. They also extended the drum riser so even a keyboard player or horn section will fit!  And for my fellow/female ROCK & ROLLERS right off the stage chill out in our very own dressing room! Remember them?! Right off to the side is the black wall where all the performers will put their autograph- yes JC’s Washington House is giving musicians the star treatment!
In fact every one is a star to them-check out some more cool stuff they have lined up….There is a new Martini Bar & Lounge with leather sofas and tables;  where you can order up the best Martinis around and sample shots of Washington Apples,  their Specialty Drink for just $3.00 all day every day!!  There is beer tub bar enclosed with chalkboard beer selections for the night, a Jägermeister machine and perfect for “girls nite out” a platform with a Brass Pole for lots of dancing!

Check out the schedule! All new Thursdays “Ladies Nite”with EBE entertainment sponsored DJ’s in the house, Fridays: Original Night, Saturdays: Cover bands, Tribute and National Acts, Sundays: Watch all the games with Direct TV (in the Sports bar and there is never a cover!), Monday is Quizzo, Tuesday is AArdvark Poker Nite/Tournament (http://www.aardvarkpoker.com), ; Wednesdays: Free rounds of Pool and $1 drafts! And as always there are tons of drink specials every day of the week! On Oct. 5th local “Rock Star Favorite”, Jimmy Wooten, beating the skins for Breathing Theory and Dead Superstar along with local artists Release and Reckless Behavior! Doors open at 8pm, you can buy tickets in advance for $10 or $12 at the door! Then on Saturday, Oct. 6th: There is gonna be another Big EVENT –that will blow your mind! (tba on Sept. 6th…I tried all I could but they wouldn’t even tell me!)
Of course you can still order up some incredible food from their kitchen which is open daily until closing. Lunch specials are just $3.95 from 11-3pm in the Sports bar. And if you want to hold your next private event there please call (215) 671-9234 or visit their new website at

BTW…If you are wondering how they got their new name; here is the scoop. JC (the owner) first purchased the property in 1979 the name of the establishment at the time was “Washington House”. Since that name was in existence for about 300+ years, they decided to go back to what worked back then and for a bit good luck too! So with that I, along with all the staff at OOT wish JC’s Washington House staff & owners luck as well! And for those of you who waited patiently for a cool place to hang out with great entertainment, food, icy cold drinks, dancing, and fun….the wait is over!

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