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Georgetown Barbecue Restaurant Old Glory Has Closed

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The local watering hole lasted 26 years

A woman wearing a branded t-shirt at Old Glory in Georgetown.

Long-standing Georgetown watering hole and smoked meat purveyor Old Glory has closed.

“On Sunday, February 25, 2018, we made the extremely tough and sad decision to close Old Glory BBQ for good,” management wrote in a farewell note posted at the restaurant (3139 M Street NW). “It has been our privilege to be a part of the Georgetown community for the past 26 years, and we thank all of you for making such great memories with us.”

A member of the Capitol Restaurant Concepts family of eateries (J. Paul’s, Paolo’s Ristorante), Old Glory drew fans of dry-rubbed spare ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and spice-crusted, extra smoky burnt ends. It gained some fame a few years back thanks to its “Big Belly Burger,” a gourmet burger topped with pork belly, green chili sauce, and a fried egg.

The low-key restaurant also built a loyal following among bourbon drinkers by awarding plaques to customers who successfully worked their way through the bar’s collection of brown liquor within a year.

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