I ran into a great bartender, John, from Scotland, at the Boiler Room in Lynchburg, Va.
He was totally into the controversy surrounding Irish bars with those patrons from DC. He also recommended a couple of other great places, Rivermont Pizza and the Dahlia. Both ended up being very nice. The Rivermont being very crowded on a Saturday near a college, although not yet in session. And the Dahlia
playing the blues and being a modernist small restaurant with a downstairs. And a dab old sign out front.