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It’s nearly impossible to escape the 24/7 coverage of the Olympic games, and if you’re like us, you’ve been glued to the TV, wishing you were in London so close to all the action. Pop over to The Queen Vic in the H Street Corridor for the taste and camaraderie of a British pub without flying across the pond.
The main room’s homey, rustic feel sets the mood for watching your favorite athletes and teams compete on the bar’s flat-screen TVs. Strike up a conversation with British ex-pats while munching on fish and chips (a huge slab of locally-sourced fish served with hand-cut fries, traditional mushy peas, malt vinegar and tarter sauce) or one of the specials from the Olympic-themed menu. Each dish represents a different color of the Olympic rings:
- Blue Ring = Salmon and Hake Pie
- Black Ring = Oysters, Bacon & Cabbage with a Stout
- Red Ring = Meatloaf & Mash
- Yellow Ring = Baked Camembert (Cheese) with Rustic House-made Bread
- Green Ring = Spinach Linguine
Wash it all down with a cold pint or two (or more, as in true British fashion), from an extensive beer and cider list, including 20+ British brews. And whenever Great Britain wins a gold medal, enjoy $4 Newcastle all-day long.
On Sundays, pop in for a traditional U.K. roast beef dinner with duck fat roasted potatoes and Yorkshire pudding.
Just when you start to take on a British accent and declare, “Long live the queen,” you’re snapped back into reality by Team USA’s amazing performances, from Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team celebrating its first Olympic title since 1996.
The Queen Vic
1206 H St NE