all photos: Kimberly Cadena
Chances are that sending myself and Kimberly to check out the new, ultimate sports bar in DC was maybe not the wisest staffing decision but these things happen. So, I will try and write this in the spirit of an enthused 25-33 year old man (target audience of a gastropub/sports bar: old enough to recognize/afford quality, young enough to care about table taps).
REDLINE is probably the closest to a sport’s viewers wet dream. The 6,000 square-foot establishment, (taking over the former Indebleu location at 707 G St., NW, right next to Verizon center for those pre and post-Caps game options as well as the all important pre-Family Hemerlein snack), is an upscale sports pub that features over 30 televisions (all of which are huge), a 10-foot projection screen (which is huger), 28 speakers (all of which are loud), and a 22-foot LED ticker that scrolls the day’s scores.
The beer selection is more limited than what we’ve come to expect from our bars these days (like Iron Horse nearby) with a number of mass-appeal brands on tap (including Miller Lite, Stella and Shock Top) but the full bar is fully stocked and no one there seems intimidated to make you a real drink, whatever that real drink may be)
+ table taps. You know everyone loves table taps. In food news – Chef Fabrice Reymond, formerly of Hook, will head the kitchen, which is good news.