Today was the grand opening of Shirlington’s newest restaurant: Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub. I meant to take photos of the brilliant fire-engine-red (my favorite shade of red) facade, but it was so freakin’ cold out tonight, I just couldn’t bare to be outside one second longer than necessary.
The opening was jam-packed, but the place is so big we were seated fairly quickly. But not before grabbing the house ale, which was really really good. I think I’ve passed my beer-drinking peak. Now I just want a solid, tasty brew with not too much bitterness. Their house ale hit the spot.
And I have to say, the decor in the place is rockin’. They have some kind of gold distressed paint on a lot of things, and it looks really cool. I also really dug the wraparound bar. That’s Samuel Beckett in the middle there. I swear the entire time this place has been under construction, I thought Samuel Beckett was just some generic Irish name. No, it’s that Samuel Beckett, you know, the one who wrote Waiting for Godot. Shoot. Read more... (233 words, 7 images, estimated 56 secs reading time)
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