Citysearch Editorial Review. Garret’s Restaurant and Railroad Tavern serves up pub stables with down-home Southern flair in one of the oldest structures in Georgetown.
Friendly Georgetown Dive Bar.
After having visited all of the classic Irish pubs in the DMV during previous St. Paddys Day celebrations, my crew and I decided to venture to Garretts in Georgetown for the annual drink fest. Upon first walking in I knew that the bar would have an interesting mix of drinkers ranging in all different ages.
The upstairs had a quaint dinning terrace area with a glass roof and lots of privacy, perfect for those wanting to enjoy a nice dinner prior to slamming irish car bombs. The bartenders were some of the most down-to-earth friendly chaps in D.C.
The food was definitely the most surprising thing about this G-town dive bar. My friends and I split a basket of chips and salsa to coincide with the mini sampler, a plate of sliders -- Cheeseburger, Chicken Salad, and BBQ chicken. I have to say each were DELICIOUS and definitely worth having again. At first I honestly did not expect much of the food in the run down Irish pub, but the food and service past my expectations.
As much as I enjoyed this bar, the bill at the end of the night was slightly higher than I had anticipated. However, this bar has alot of character and alot of friendly bartenders making it a definite must try in D.C.
I recommend stopping by Garretts for a pint or two, and checking out the mini sampler, but beware of the g-town prices in the not so preppy bar.
Great and Friendly Restaurand and Bar. Garrett's has some excellent food. Also, it's important that first time visitors realize that there is a wonderful terrace dining room upstairs. The standard "pub grub" items are done well and the specials keep the menu interesting. Check out the authentic NC BBQ sandwich, the seafood chowder, the ribs, and the wings. The place is also a great bar with great bartenders. It's a mixed crowd of all ages, although the college age crowd is very present in the upstairs bars late at night. Thankfully, the bar downstairs remains more civilized.
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