Washington, DC

We first learned that the Black Squirrel, located at 2427 18th Street, NW, would be opening up their basement bar back in May ’09. They official opened last Thurs. After visiting the new space last night, I can confidently say – it was worth the wait. The place looks fantastic with one of the biggest bars I’ve ever seen at nearly 56 feet.

The downstairs bar will be known at the Tap Room and as it sounds will offer tons of beer options. Though there are bar snacks (menu after the jump) if you want to order from their proper food menu – you’ll need to eat upstairs. As you would imagine with a 56 foot bar, downstairs, the focus is the beer. You can see their full beer list here. In the front of the space they’ll also be showcasing local musicians.

Anyone check it out yet?

More photos after the jump.


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