Even though it's the new kid in the D.C. bar scene, Boundary Stone pulls off the seemingly impossible — it feels like it's been around forever. Fitted out with weathered wood and pressed-tin ceilings, this new cozy pub channels that elusive everybody-knows-your-name neighborhood vibe, which has Bloomingdale residents seriously buzzed.
There's a good range of craft beers — including some local brews — which you should definitely get involved with while you devour bar snacks made from locally sourced ingredients. Hit up this spot on weekend afternoons or after work, when you can settle in for a tasty sandwich or one of the different-every-day entrees. And, hey, this is D.C. — it's not like we're lacking for places that claim to make the best burger in town, but we're daydreaming about the bacon jam, local cheese, and myriad other toppings on Boundary's beef.
Wanna nerd out while you get your beer-and-burger on? The name is a nod to the forty stones that were used as mile markers to form the original outline of the District. The stones are still around, which makes them the oldest pieces of federal monument in the country. Tell that to the guy on the stool beside you.
Where: Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW, 202-621-6635.
Photo: Courtesy of Boundary Stone