Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cap Grille here and there

I went with my friend Brandon to the Capitol Grille tonight for a beer. There's a Cap Grille in D.C., that I never really warmed to, but I really like the (unrelated) bar here.

It's part of the Historic Plains Hotel downtown, which is full of cool old tiled floors and neat Western-y furniture.

The bar is seldom packed (unless there's an event like the Wyoming Press Association), and you kind of feel like you've got the place to yourself - and that you can really get to know the bartenders. However, my only complaint is the service isn't as stellar as it should/could be, given that there are rarely enough people there at once to overwhelm the bartender's time.

Here are a few pics from the bar and, while I'm at it, the hotel.

Walking in from the hotel lobby...


The bar and restaurant. Ok, not the best picture, but you get the idea. You can see Brandon in the red vest trying to pretend that I'm not taking a picture...


The cool old tiles and booths in the Grille...


If you look closely you'll see the address is 1600...my old D.C., apt. building number! It was meant to be...


A mural painted on tile above the salad bar...


The cool stained glass ceiling in the hotel lobby complete with buffalo chandelier...

Part of the hotel lobby...


The "branded" tables in the lobby and the piano that plays on its own. I'm sure there's an actual name for those...

The front desk in the lobby. You can see the restaurant entrance in the back. I have no idea who that man is...


Some Western window art...


Cool tiled picture on the sidewalk outside the hotel...

1 comment:

MOM said...

You took a lot better pictures than I did, Kimberly. I think that place is so neat. I'm glad we got to go in there when we were visiting.