Marine Barracks Washington, known as “8th and I” because of it’s location at the corner of those two streets, was established in 1801. It is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. The base gives Barrack’s Row (Eighth Street SE) its name.
Originally established in 1799, the Washington Navy Yard (WNY) at the corner of Eighth and M Streets SE is the oldest shore establishment of the US Navy.
So many neighbors and visitors are active military that the restaurants of the Row want to say thank you with special promotions for the Veteran’s day weekend.
Finn McCools (713 Eighth St. SE) and Lola’s (711 Eighth St. SE) offer 50% off the entire tab to guests showing military ID on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11.
Valor, the new first-floor brew pub by and for veterans at 723 Eighth St. SE (below Ugly Mug) will give Marines their first round of drinks on the house for free on Saturday, to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps. On Sunday, they will serve a special BBQ menu. On Monday, a professional photographer will be available all day long to take free head shots of active and veteran military personnel. You can book an appointment online.
On Sunday, Nov. 11th all of the Ted’s Bulletin (505 Eighth St. SE) restaurants in the area will treat all veterans, active military and dependents to Ted’s tarts all day long.