We usually gather at one of the restaurants at Union Station for convenience since some people from Baltimore come by train. The places we usually use are booked for the night of our next gathering, so we're looking for an alternate that won't inconvenience those who have already spent an hour on the train - someplace else within a short walk of Union Station or a short ride on the Red Line.
There will probably be 25-30, and it can't be a hotel fixed-price dinner because people come at various times, some don't eat a full meal. It's a very informal group.
Capitol City Brewery would be good but they don't have a suitable party space. Any thoughts? This isn't a weird food crowd, so we're looking for pretty straight bar or comfort food.