We have some sad news to share. The Iron Horse Tap Room will close its doors on October 26.
The news, confirmed by PoPville on October 3, comes after a sale of the bar to new owners.
Iron Horse opened in January 2010 as a motorcycle themed, arcade game bar. In 2017, the Iron Horse hosted one of the most epic RMNB parties of all time.
RMNB Party X occurred at the Iron Horse in February of 2017. The party was massively fun, but it went next level after a surprise appearance by NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire.
— Sheena (@CAPLDY) February 4, 2017
Yes, that’s him wearing one of our name tags.
McGuire was exceptionally kind all night, talking and taking selfies with the 400 raucous Caps fans. He even, randomly, led a “Let’s Go Caps” chant. McGuire won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992.
Iron Horse joins RFD as many popular bars and restaurants continue to close around the Chinatown area.
Washingtonian reports that new owners (who currently own Takoda and Cortez) plan to open a beach-themed bar in November with frozen cocktails and corn dogs.
“After a decade of arcade games and motorcycle motifs, Penn Quarter tap room Iron Horse will close on October 26. But the space won’t stay vacant for long. Owners Curt Large and Geoff Dawson of hospitality group Tinshop (Franklin Hall, Tallboy) are teaming up with Ryan Seelbach, co-owner of Shaw bars Takoda and Cortez, to bring endless summer to the space. The Boardwalk, a beach-y bar serving frozen cocktails and corn dogs, will open in early November.”
The new bar will feature 20 flat-screen televisions with a goal to air every Capitals game due to the proximity to Capital One Arena.
We will miss you, Iron Horse. Thanks for the memories.
Headline photo: Iron Horse
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