Washington, DC 20001
When you drive up there, the first thing you notice is that 9th and U isn't exactly a cluster of bars and restaurants. There's Nellie's across the street, which I'm told is a gay sports bar (who knew?), and that's about it in the general vicinity. Well, at least, that's all I could see. It's really close to other parts of the city that have been slowly getting gentrified so maybe this is the next wave of blocks that will get the same treatment. The good part about this, though, is that I parked right beside the place.
The Brixton certainly delivers what it promised. It's big, brash and has a really great vibe to it. It's still relatively new and will require some patience. The food still seems like a bit of a work in progress and I certainly wouldn't call this place a casual neighborhood bar. But, a look at the full menu shows a ton of promise and there are plenty of neighborhood bars across the city. However, if you're looking for a hip, casual place to have drinks with hundreds of your soon-to-be best friends, then the Brixton is what you're looking for.