DIVE is located within the Darlington House which hosted such amazing music icons as Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, the Slikee Boys, Emmylou Harris and the Ramones when it was the Childe Harold. This was the first place the Ramones played in Washington DC in 1976 and Bruce’s 3 night gig in 1973 for $750 represents just one of the many artists that either began their career or had an early start at this address. Bruce’s performances are documented in the contracts that are proudly displayed on our wall.
DIVE represents the musical vision of Russell Hirshon and personifies almost 50 years of rock history, collection of electric guitars and rock photography acquired from The Govinda Gallery. Our aim to be a place for aspiring and established musicians to play in front of appreciative audiences as well as an environment that is as casual as your own home. Open microphone night is every Friday with slot sign ups beginning at 7pm and currently ending at 10pm. Live music is listed on our event page.
Dinner is served nightly from 4pm until 10pm. Until 11pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Born from music, an oasis for musicians and home of great performances.
Rock History Plays Here.