Posts Tagged ‘Megan Merrifield’

Bier Baron Beefs Up the Old Brick: 700 Fewer Listings, But Some Actually In Stock

Years ago, the Brickskeller was the only game in town for true brew enthusiasts, a place you'd proudly bring out-of-town guests to prove D.C. had some beer cred. In its later years, as the craft beer scene exploded across the District, the competition opened up the playing field and the "Brick" lost some of its […]

“Bier Baron,” Brickskeller Replacement, Opens Wednesday

The Tavern Formerly Known as Brickskeller has both a name and opening date: Bier Baron, the successor to Washington's most storied beer bar, will open for service Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. On that night, the walls will be decked with the same antique cans, and the kitchen will pump out the same pretzels and […]

In the Brickskeller’s Embers, a Flicker of Hope

Like a shell-shocked trauma victim, I've been devouring every memorial piece I can find about the Brickskeller. I've instructed Google News to alert me whenever a new one appears, like this blip from the Associated Press that made its way to L.A. I've even read the comments. In the flurry over "Brickskeller Finally Pulls the […]

Brickskeller Finally Pulls the Plug

Walking down the steps into the Brickskeller's rathskeller-like lower-level warren on Saturday night, I was confronted by a spectacled goon who curtly asked if he could help me, only to let me know he wouldn't. “The bar's full,” he grunted, ushering me toward the upstairs section of the bar. The doorman upstairs was almost as […]

Brickskeller’s Replacement Announces 50 Beer Taps, Searches for a Name

When Young & Hungry first broke the news earlier this fall that the Brickskeller would be likely bought by a boutique hotel chain, I'll admit I imagined the worst possible of outcomes—namely neon-colored vodka drinks and furniture from the set of Men in Black. It seems, however, that I was wrong: owner-to-be Megan Merrifield has […]