In late 2010 the ownership of the Red Roof Inn at 500 H Street NW in Chinatown changed hands. With the transfer came an overhaul of the property which is in the process of being rebranded as Fairfield Inns and Suites. The Irish Channel Pub was temporarily shuttered to accommodate the hotel remodeling.
Good news: The pub’s facebook page states that they have reopened this afternoon.
Walking by this evening the restaurant has a bag pipe player playing outside to attract the attention of passersby.