A little over two weeks ago, a set of impressively sturdy doors opened to the smell of old wood and strong beer, and the sound of an absolutely free juke box. Since then, there has been nary an empty stool.
The pub, situated in the heart of the neighborhood’s restaurant scene, is located at 116 Rhode Island Ave NW at the southwestern corner of the intersection with First Street. An ode to DC’s roots, Boundary Stone takes its name from the stones laid to shape the city and its aesthetics from the news world’s old world – with incandescent Edison bulbs, copper ceiling tiles and tons of reclaimed wood.
For food, the bar has a consistent menu of soups, salads and sandwiches and features a different entree special each night. Saturday night’s pick was Chicken Confit. For drink, they’ve got a pretty even split between obscure and well-known beers, ranging from $3 to $6.50.