The Adaptive Reuse Of Little Taverns

The last Little Tavern closed in 2008, but the buildings reincarnate well.

Pictured: Golden House Chinese Food, 8100 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda MD 

More about the Little Tavern’s afterlife as nail places, donut shops and fried chicken carry-outs at

Bonus: A comprehensive list of just about every Little Tavern ever, at

Portrait of Little Tavern drawn by diner hunter Spencer Stewart, from a slide taken by diner photorealist John Baeder. Courtesy of

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