Kelly’s Irish Times on Capitol Hill and Bluejacket in Navy Yard made prime-time television.
The bars were featured last night on the Esquire Network show “Best Bars in America.”
When the program’s hosts, comedians Jay Larson and Sean Patton, visited Bluejacket (300 Tingey St. SE), Greg Engert, the brewery’s beer director, gave the hosts a Mexican Radio, Macaroon and other beers to try. Mexican Radio is a “mole-inspired sweet stout,” Bluejacket’s menu says. The Macaroon is Bluejacket’s “coconut brown ale.”
“You’re like the Willy Wonka of beer breweries,” Patton said.
At Kelly’s Irish Times (14 F St. NW), owner Brendan Kelly showed the hosts how to pour the “perfect” Guinness and gave them shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
“The first sign of a good Irish bar is a bunch of law enforcement badges,” Patton said, referring to a police patch collection that fills a wall lined with liquor bottles.
D.C. bars also featured were Jack Rose Dining Saloon, The Raven and The Willard’s Round Robin & Scotch Bar. The show also made a brief stop at Dangerously Delicious Pies on H Street NE.
Photos via Twitter/BestBarsESQ, Facebook/Bluejacket and Google Maps