"Dietz’s Rathskeller was a popular watering hole located at 511 7th Street NW, before World War I. Doubtless the beer was good and the smoke heavy. Wall decorations and traditional proverbs, common in German restaurants and saloons, adorned the walls. The city directory lists Charles Dietz as running a saloon at this location starting in 1908; as of 1913 it is advertised as 'Dietz's New Rathskeller.' Mr. Dietz’s establishment disappears from the city directory after 1918, perhaps a commercial casualty of the anti-German sentiment that followed in the wake of World War I."
511 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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