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Songbyrd Record Cafe in Adams Morgan

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Songbyrd Record Cafe in Adams Morgan

Steve | Sep 19, 2015 02:17 PM

This place has two parts, a restaurant that is open only for dinner, and a cafe that is all sandwiches. The cafe has about three bins of used vinyl for sale, five listening stations with a diverse playlist, and an antique Voice Graph machine, which is a recording booth where, for $15, you can record your own 3-minute osng onto a 45rpm. There is a guitar hanging on the wall in case you didn't bring your own.

I got a hot roast beef sandwich with red onion. it is served as a French Dip, with a side of red wine jus, which was far less salty than what you typically get. The bun was not much different than a supermarket sesame seed bun. The sandwich was ok, served with a side of slightly offensive 'twice-baked' mashed potatoes.

Seems like a nice place to listen to music on your own, but I won't be lured back by the food.

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