After receiving a tip from a reader, we believe that Riot Act has plans to close on July 1st.
The tip stems from an email sent by United Social Sports - an invitation to "Penn Quarter's Newest Bar (Formerly Riot Act) on Saturday, July 9th. You can see the invitation for yourself here (no, it's not a secret anymore.)
In looking at Riot Act's calendar of events, there is absolutely nothing scheduled after comic Rachel Feinstein's two-night engagement on June 28th and 29th.
If the space will continue to be a bar as indicated by the United Social Sports email, we wonder what will become of the stage downstairs. Perhaps it will be razed for more bar space? The email indicates that by July 9th, shuffleboard, pool, cornhole, and giant jenga will be set up, which is in line with Rocket Bar and Buffalo Billiards, other bars owned by Riot Act's owners.
We have reached out to ownership for comment, and will absolutely be following up on this. Riot Act has been in the neighborhood less than a year - sad to hear it may be going so soon.