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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

St. Patrick's Day at the Queen Vic

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The Queen Vic (1206 H Street) will open early (10am) on St. Patrick's Day (a Saturday this year). They will offer $5 Guinness all day, Irish Food Specials, and a free gift for all individual checks over $40 (while supplies last).

25 comments:

John said...

The 17th is also the day of the National Marathon and Half Marathon - both of which run down H Street (NE), between 4th and 13th streets (mile 11 on the course)!

inked said...

I completely forgot that was the same day. Should be a fun day to be on H Street!

Dave B said...

Gonna get drunk and throw crap at the runners.

What kinda dork runs a marathon on St Patrick's Day?

Wig Shop said...

Cap City Diner on ebay...
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charles said...

I thought this was an English pub?

Anonymous said...

Dave b, the beers taste so much better after 26.2 miles of effort! Try it sometime, if you have not.

Dave B said...

I play real sports, not tryin to see who's the best at exercisin

Anonymous said...

Charles, Queen Victoria was queen of Ireland too. Whole thing, not just the northern bit.

Anonymous said...

I like that they all have the same queen.

Anonymous said...

very sad about the diner...

LiveOnH said...

Does anyone else think the food at Queen Vic sucks? I love the bartenders, especially the brogue guy upstairs, but man - I wish the food would improve. Just kind of meh - not really flavored in any way. And don't tell me that's just how Brit food is, even their fries (chips) are bland.

dt said...

Nope, the Vic has some of the best food on H st. Maybe you were there on an off day?

Dave B said...

I think some of it is a little bit bland. Not the Indian food though. I think I need to learn how to use salt, pepper, ketchup, vinegar, and steak sauce effectively though. They probably give it to you for a reason. It's still good though

Anonymous said...

I like the food at Queen Vic quite a lot, but they need to keep their upstairs area open more regularly. I've had to bypass having dinner there three times recently due to the fact that the downstairs was the only portion open, and, regardless of how good the food is, I don't like feeling like I'm crammed into a boxcar headed to Auschwitz while I eat.

Anonymous said...

"crammed into a boxcar headed to Auschwitz while I eat" - someone contact Joe Englert! Sounds like a great new theme for one of his H Street places!

Anonymous said...

British bar on St. Patrick's, huh? No thanks. Bunch of slimy orangemen.

Pogue Mahone said...

One night, three Englishmen were sitting in a pub when an Irish lad walked in. The Englishmen decided to tease him.

The first one went over and said, "Sir, I hear your St. Patrick was a very effeminate fellow.” The Irishman just looked up and said, “Oh.”

So the second Englishman gave it a try. He went over and said, “Sir, did you know that St. Patrick liked to wear ladies garments under his clothes?” Again, the Irishman just looked up and said, “Oh.”

The Englishmen were perplexed, and the third one said, “I know how to rile this guy.” So he went over and said, “Hey, did you know that your beloved St. Patrick was an Englishman?”

The Irish lad looked up and said, “Yeah, that’s what your two mates were just telling me.”

Anonymous said...

dave b plays real sports with his left hand, a very tiny bat and two tiny balls.

monkeyrotica said...

I like how their beef tastes like beef and their chicken taste like chicken, instead of Thai chilis, cilantro, panther sweat coulis or a million different things trendy cooks smother food in to make it seem hip.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the food is pretty bad there.

SustainableDC said...

Just to speak up in support of the food at the Vic. I am a vegetarian so admittedly I have had a very limited sample of the menu, but I am VERY happy to walk in an any given night and see the chef has taken the time to think put something special and delicious together for me...like last weekend my husband and I split the red beet and mint risotto....soo yummy, and the weekend before that my friends and I had a great beet salad with lentil soup and a side of kale...healthy, vegan and delicious! who knew? Thanks Vic!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you guys have eaten there recently, or tried any of their specials on any given day, but it is the best kept secret on H Street. If you say their steak and ale pie, beef or pork cheek, lamb stew, or any of the curries have no flavor, maybe you should see a doctor. Your tongue seems to have gone dead.

Gonzo said...

Queen Vic has some of the best food on H Street. There's pretty broad consensus on that. If you haven't tried the caramel toffee pudding, do. It is my favorite dessert in DC and possibly one of H Street's best kept secrets.

Anonymous said...

Mmm...no, the food there is awful.

heyktb said...

love the vic. love the food. best gnocchi on this side of the atlantic. and the sticky toffee. my mouth is watering just typing this.