Thursday, January 18, 2007
My First O.D. Experience
I went to the Old Dominion Brewhouse last night for the first time. I must say that it was a positive experience and that I will definitely go back. I enjoyed the food: I had a wasabi turkey BLT wrap and waffle fries; if I ever crave a burger or good bar food nearby, I'll walk to O.D. for a bite. My beer was great (I had the stout); I will definitely be back for their frosty beverages. The t.v.'s were everywhere showing a variety of games (we watched tennis, and the bartender was pleased to set a t.v. closer to us on the Australian Open at our request); I would definitely go there to watch a sporting event. The staff was quite eager to please and wanted to know our names; perhaps they're seeking to be the Cheers of Shaw/Mt. Vernon, which I appreciate.
I'm ashamed to say that what really won O.D. a place in my heart was the fact that they have a Photo Hunt game at the bar (though their version goes by another name, like "What's the Difference").
I agree with the comments I've read about the place suggesting that they should add pool tables (though loud) or some other forms of entertainment as a draw. It seems they have plenty of space and perhaps a too-large large dining area.
All to say, welcome to the neighborhood, Old Dominion! I'm glad you're finally here.
Old Dominion Brewhouse
1219 9th Street, NW