Remingtons (659 Pennsylvania Ave., S.E.) is having a Brass Rail reunion on Sunday at 8 p.m. with a cash bar, buffet and show.
The Brass Rail, opened in 1967 by Gus Papanicolas, Theo Christatakes, Greg Cahill and G.W. Glenn, went through many transformations, starting as a biker bar then turning into a country and western bar, before becoming a bar and nightclub that catered to the African-American gay community in 1973.
The Brass Rail was internationally known, famous for its drag shows and the Railettes, a popular in-house entertainment group. When the AIDS epidemic hit in the ‘80s, fundraising shows were held to help support various causes related to the epidemic.
The Brass Rail closed in 1996.