Back home in Little Rock there is bar (very appropriately) named ‘White Water’. It’s kind of a dive bar and so of course it’s my favorite. Trusty’s gave me a similar feeling and it’s the best bar I’ve found in DC, so far.
The decor can only be described as vintage schoolhouse. There are old oil cans and vintage signs on the walls. All the light fixtures are made of some sort of vintage what-not.
Upstairs is an old school bus that has been recreated into a bar. There are vintage lunchboxes everywhere and I believe I spotted Superman and possibly ‘The Fall Guy‘.
We settled into a small table for two in the front of the bar. All the other patrons were around the bar, but we were awaiting a storm and wanted to watch the rain fall.
Although I liked many things about Trusty’s what was dearest to my heart is that they serve the beer in mason jars. The beer selection is good but not all that extensive. I had a Long Hammer IPA on draft in my jar and I believe the two of us ended up finishing a pitcher. The glasses were thankfully not chilled (I hate that, totally can’t taste the brew). They don’t have many bottles but their can selection is pretty good.
The menu contained mostly greasy bar food (yum), but we had heard they have good burgers so we decided to give those a try.
They came out looking and smelling delicious. The cook asked us if we preferred regular chips or a special selection of sweet onion he had behind the bar. Um, onion of course. There weren’t many left so he gave us a mix. The burger was amazing. It tasted like it was cooked over a charcoal grill and the American cheese is perfectly melted. The toppings: Lettuce, tomato, sauteed onion, were tasty and not overpowering.
The bus bar was closed but we went up to take a peek. There is also an outdoor patio area connected to the bus bar. I believe I also spotted several arcade games including Big Buck Hunter which has in the past provided me with hours of slightly inebriated fun (don’t judge, just try it).
We had a really good time and will be heading back over to Trusty’s soon. I wish it were a little closer to us, but it’s probably a good thing it’s not my neighborhood because I would probably never leave.