507 7th St NW, Washington, DC | Directions 2000438.896423 -77.021738
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northwest, Northwest Washington
A Biker Bar Without all the Bikers – I don't think I've ever seen a biker at Iron Horse, but whatever. Penn Quarter isn't exactly Hells Angels central. But Iron Horse Tap Room does a great job of capturing the biker bar atmosphere, with a bit of nostalgic fun. The downstairs area features skeeball and other games and there's plenty of space to relax and drink. Think of it as a newer and bit more mature RocketBar. Overall, it's a good spot to get your drink and game on.
Biker Bar fun for all types of partiers – When Iron Horse first opened I was immediately drawn to their unique biker decor and muscular/tattooed bouncers. A sister bar to Rocket Bar, the owners played on the same concept of a bar with fun games leaving out the kitchen. The upstairs offers a open area with a large bar and a few couches for sitting, downstairs is where the fun is. Challenge your friends in skeeball while you enjoy the motorcycle decor throughout the entire place. Its a fun new hotspot in Penn Quarter offering customers a little more fun than a typical bar in D.C.
Skee ball and motorcycles – Somehow this place was under the radar, at least for me. Went here Saturday night with little expectations as just another DC, over crowded bar. Boy, was I wrong! Upstairs is a more quiet bar area but we spent all of our time downstairs.
We played a lot of skee ball! We were also able to snag a table without a problem. Loved the laid-back atmosphere and motorcycle decor. They were actually hanging from the ceiling! I enjoyed it here and will have to keep it in mind for future reference.
Citysearch Editorial Review – At first glance, this Gallery Place watering hole might look like a biker bar--the bouncers tend to be heavily tattooed, and there are actual motorcycles in the window as well as suspended from the ceiling--but it's more of a bro-friendly game bar with a focus on beer and entertainment options such as shuffleboard, Skee-ball and a high-end juke box. While the motorcycles themselves may skew more toward rock-and-roll than Hunter S. Thompson, the focus on beer is serious; 19 drafts are available up and downstairs, with a selection of crafts--such as Chimay Red Dubbel--in addition to the usual stuff. Overall, Iron Horse is a combination of what Gallery Place bars do best: beers, games, and plenty of space in which to enjoy them.
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