Shake-Up on Barracks Row – Say Hello to Finn McCool’s (Again) & Tio Javier

Molly Malone's has been renamed Finn McCool's
Molly Malone’s has been renamed Finn McCool’s
Pacifico Cantina is now Tio Javier
Pacifico Cantina is now Tio Javier

Visitors to Barracks Row will see some changes to a few of the eateries/bars on the 8th Street SE strip owned by Xavier Cervera’s group.  Molly Malone’s is now called Finn McCool’s, which was the name of the bar that previously occupied the space before Molly’s opened in 2009. Pacifico Cantina is now Tio Javier.

In addition, Chesapeake Room closed for renovations (a similar fate befell Lola’s earlier this year) [UPDATE-This reopened with name Ophelia’s Fish House]. Even Senart’s Oyster House changed its last part of its name to Grille Room (from Chop House). So far, these name changes, which are not surprising after Cervera recently took back control of these restaurants, have included new menus and more changes are forthcoming. However, Barred in DC has not seen any recent trade name change applications approved by the ABRA Board for these spots, so stay tuned on that issue [UPDATE-ABRA approved the bar name changes on 11/30]

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New menu at Finn McCool’s

4 responses to “Shake-Up on Barracks Row – Say Hello to Finn McCool’s (Again) & Tio Javier”

  1. […] CAPITOL HILL: A couple of switcheroos over on Barracks Row. Irish bar Molly Malone’s has been renamed Finn McCool’s […]

  2. […] Shake-Up on Barracks Row – Say Hello to Finn McCool’s (Again) & Tio Javier (Barred in DC) […]

  3. […] legendary piano bar entertainer, Gordon Kent, has moved across Barracks Row to Finn McCool’s (formerly Molly Malone’s, formerly Finn MacCool’s). Banana Bar, which shuttered after 25 years in December, was popular for its upstairs piano bar, […]

  4. […] Obama and Biden ate cheeseburgers with service members at the Barracks Row tavern in 2013. It’s now Finn McCool’s. […]

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