Travlr (1459) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
This is definitely a strange place. Itís more or less halfway between Atlas brewing and the H Street NE corridor. A reincarnation of the cult classic Bardo Rodeo brewpub in Arlington, right now itís just some containers, a central bar, a cornhole field and a lone port potty sitting in an empty lot. The brewing equipment is in place (outdoors), and the building next to the lot is nearly completely fitted as a pub. The bar is just a collection of scrap wood with a unique tap system stuck onto a cold room, with a small video monitor playing scenes from Bardo Rodeo in its heyday. But thatís about it. Only half a dozen or so boring beers on tap, with one original keg of barleywine left over from Princeís favorite year. We outnumbered the staff two to one - since itís outdoors with rudimentary facilities, itís mainly worth a visit during warm, sunny days. Itíll be interesting to see this blast from the past once they start brewing, but if nothing else changes, Iíll wait until then to visit again. I will certainly re-rate it once the selection and facilities improve.