LYGO Venues, Our History

Flava (Former)

Flava (Former)

FlavaFlava, a long-standing neighborhood bar, is located next door to the newly renovated Howard Theater. Stopping through feels like visiting home–family-run and the birthplace of LYGO DC (back when we were only a brunch show and going by the name Laugh Your Grits Off).

Flava hosted six of our shows and allowed us to grow and establish ourselves. We definitely recommend stopping through any night, particularly late-night on Tuesdays when Hossman and Friends host the “Meltdown Open Mic.”

Their specialties include Soul Food, Caribbean, African, and classic bar cuisines. Formerly Cecilia’s Restaurant, Flava historically served as the meeting and greeting place for the Howard Theater’s performers and patrons — and does once again!

Flava is a family business that aims to please every customer by welcoming them with open arms, delicious food, and Flavaful libations.