The U Street Corridor is known for the variety of bars and clubs lining this busy stretch of the city. And over the last decade, one of the most consistent forces behind the expansion of this neighborhood and some of its more interesting venues has been Eric Hilton. With restaraunts and bars like Marvin, Gibson, Blackbyrd, and American Ice Company under his belt, Hilton has shown no signs of slowing down his efforts at helping to reshape the neighborhood. One of the newest locations he’s had a hand in, and probably the most understated, is Montserrat House.
In the shadow of the 9:30 Club on 9th Street, Montserrat is an art gallery and live performance space with irregular hours, yet manages to pack out the house for their numerous events. Most recently, Montserrat hosted the Irvine Contemporary curated show of Moby’s photography, which featured a live acoustic set by the artist; as well as an afterparty for FELA!, the Tony award-winning musical about the Afro-Beat legend, Fela Kuti. The night was defined by an explosive performance by the cast and band playing into the small hours of the morning.
Check out the site for a schedule of upcoming events.