Published September 05, 2012
A Bar Stocked with Board Games
Beer. It’s typically all the bar entertainment you need.
Sure, on Sunday you’ll also take a well-positioned TV showing the ’Skins. But otherwise, a drink, a
coaster, maybe a burger, and you’re good.
Unless, of course, this happens to be one of those bars that carries Yahtzee.
Presenting The Board Room
, a two-level homage to vintage board games and not-so-vintage beer,
scheduled to open this weekend just north of Dupont Circle, permits pending.
Colonel Mustard. If he were real, lived locally and weren’t suspected of murdering Mr. Boddy with a wrench
in the study, he’d love this place. Also, he’s painted on the wall of this place next to a bunch of
framed antique games
like Life and Charlie’s Angels.
First stop, as always: the bar. This one has a mural of the Monopoly man behind it... and more importantly,
21 different taps. Grab a pint, put something on the old-school jukebox and take your remaining quarters
over to one of the arcade cabinets (think Frogger
). Or retreat to one of the
front-window tables inlaid with backgammon boards. And figure out how to play backgammon.
Now, there’ll always be a regular stack of board games available at the bar, but if you want access to
something from their 200-plus private stock (like Lite-Brite or an Erector Set), you’ll have to call in
Which should give you time to invent a Lite-Brite drinking game.
The Board Room
1737 Connecticut Ave NW
(at S St)
Washington, DC 20009