The D.C. Eagle One Of The Oldest Bars In Washington Forced To Close

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Bob in Chicago says:

    I remember the original D.C. Eagle. The first time I stepped inside I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It was amazing and exciting. It was one of the first gay bars I had ever gone into. It was packed with hot cruzing men. It had a restaurant which was infamous on Sunday morning brunches. You know the story. The cleaned up preppy gay sitting across from the scruffy trick from the night before. It was always fun checking out who spent the night with who. The spectacular Eagle art piece made out of nails was a sight to behold. I always wondered whatever happened to it when the building was razed

    I was back home last Christmas visiting family. I was driving down New York Avenue headed towards the baths to avoid going home after spending the evening in Annapolis with friends. I got a double flat tire just two blocks from the Eagle and decided to go inside while waiting for a tow truck. Within a few minutes I found myself in the men’s room getting a bj from a hottie. I was close to coming when I got a call from the tow truck driver on my cell that he was waiting outside. Damn! If I hadn’t been having sex I would have waited hours!

    Lots and lots of memories of the D.C. Eagle. All three of them! I feel like so many memories are fading away. Picking up sex on the internet is not nearly as memorable.

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