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Old bars in DC - looking for suggestions

VaPaula | Oct 22, 201108:09 AM

OK, so my husband and I still celebrate our meeting anniversary (goofy, I know) and since we met at one of the oldest bars in the country, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans, we try to go to an old/historic bar for a drink on the day, which is coming up.

We were new to the area last year, didn't put much effort into researching, so went to Old Ebbitt. Martin's Tavern showed up on a google search, as did Hawk and Dove, which I know is closed. Any other suggestions?

By the way, I know "oldest" anything is very controversial (which is why I said *one* of the oldest up above) since many think it should mean the oldest in terms of continually operating as a bar and in the same location. But we're not that picky! When we were living in Richmond, we just gave up (oldest we could find with the picky criteria was 1970s!) and went to a bar located in a historic building downtown. But I think we can do better here, right?

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