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Boxcar Tavern
Eastern Market's newest stop

Washington DC

Because multiple badass guys dubbed "Slim" have made it cool to be long and narrow, Boxcar Tavern's very name flaunts its railway-skinny structure, which the "grown-up" American den (from the group behind Molly Malone's, Lola's, and Senart's) fills out with mahogany and maple, an endless row of booths, and gas-lit lanterns.

Lest your physique mimic their layout, they'll have hearty, tavernly mains like a London broil meatloaf served w/ honey-glazed carrots and potato croquette, a filet w/ grilled onions/ haricot vert/ green peppercorn sauce, and, with root veggies/ mashed potatoes/ Cabernet demi glace, a wild boar stew -- unlike Disco Stu, it apparently does advertise, as you're reading it right now.

For cocktails, they'll be mixing goodness like the Perfect Smoking Jacket (w/ Scotch/ port/ vermouth/ blood orange bitters), and the Warm Winter Night, which's served in a mug, and concocted w/ Irish whiskey, lemon, hot water, and nutmeg syrup, so definitely don't drink this before playing soccer (note: actually applies to all cocktails).

And, if post-'tails, you'd like a beer, they've got 12 drafts like Abita Jockamo IPA, Southern Tier IPA, and Port City's Porter -- just use moderation, lest "slim" be used to describe the chances of you having a cool night.

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1. Boxcar Tavern 224 7th St. SE, washington, dc, DC 20003

Because multiple badass guys dubbed "Slim" have made it cool to be long and narrow, Boxcar Tavern's very name flaunts its railway-skinny structure, which the "grown-up" American den (from the group behind Molly Malone's, Lola's, and Senart's) fills out with mahogany and maple, an endless row of booths, and gas-lit lanterns.

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