All Washingtonians know about the neighborhood called Barracks Row, in SE DC. Here's a matchbook from a long-gone bar in that neighborhood. Anyone been to the watering holes there?
No, but Springmill Bread Co. right across the street from Marine Barracks 8th & I is great!!
Not I but I need to add it to my list the next time i'm in DC.
Cool vintage photo. Transitioning area of development nearby, many older sites are gone or undergoing conversions. Bluejacket brewery is right in the heart of the Navy Yard and I recall seeing some great Marriott promotions to get people to check out this new (and cheaper) area as compared to Georgetown, Downtown, DuPont Circle, Adams Morgan, etc.
Can't wait for April. I haven't been to DC since 2006.
Good topic and for the handful of DT attendees that have already done the big, big sights and looking for something different and interesting, an area worth considering. Here's yours truly thoughts on the area, which as mentioned above, is up and coming with all types of residential and commercial development. A decent two-three hour investment of time can cover a lot of ground, leaving time for some excellent nation's capital sightseeing.Whereas 8th St. running along the Barracks from 695 and Pa. Ave (Eastern Market the predecessor to the newer, hipper Union Market further uptown) has several nice dining spots; Aaron Silverman's Rose's Luxury (which I was fortunate enough to snag a Chase Insider Access deal) and his Pineapple and Pearls, (quite expensive Tasting Menu) along with Ambar (often rated #1-5) and the more erc friendly Matchbox and Ted's Bulletin (famous for their homemade Pop Tarts - yeah, go figure) and several worthwhile bars/pubs (as you'd expect near thirsty Marines), if you're coming to Double Tipple and on limited time, I would suggest a swing by the area a bit south - The Navy Yard (near Nationals Park) easy Metro access from DT.Catch a Nationals game if you so desire. As a regular season happy guy and a post season heartbreak fan, I've banged around this neighborhood far too much - so we'll discuss at DT if anyone's interested. The Nats play DT weekend, azdesertrat's and jerryl's D'backs Fri @7, Sat@1:30,Sun@4 (Pirates in town Mon-Thurs) or if you just want a glance, stop by the Hampton Inn rooftop bar, have a pop and see the field from above. Bardo and Bluejacket breweries are in the neighborhood. Ryan Zimmerman's restaurant, Salt Line has tasty seafood with nice river views, excellent Happy Hours at Due South and Aqua 301 and a nice meal at Ana at District Winery, which as it name implies offers up a broad selection of wines. Take a pleasant walk on the Anacostia Riverwalk around the Navy Yard (stop in to the Navy Museum; good stuff, check hours - weekends need prior approval) walking to M St. which has a fascinating and informative sidewalk Transportation Museum back to the Metro/Residence Inn (the Navy Yard has some nice wall murals with historical info as well). If you time it with good weather, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=barracks+row+restaurants&find_loc=Washington%2C+DChttps://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=restaurants&find_loc=Navy+Yard%2C+Washington%2C+DCNational Museum of the US Navy
Yes, yes, we did Lavagna (yes, spelled that way) two summers ago right before attending the Sunset Parade across the street at Marine Barracks (it's what we military lady types do ), followed by a Nat's game the next evening. Having already done Nats Park, I would still be inclined to attend another game this spring. Love me some baseball, in fact, I put that series on my calendar just last week... If we wanted to organize a group, Friday night would likely be preferable, as some will leave on Sunday, and Saturday is the Big Double Tipple Event!
Good eats on 8th at Lavagna
USMC Silent Drill Team
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And it's Teddy for the win!
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