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The Tombs, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Down in the Tombs, plaques gleam with the names of the 99 Days Club members, who rose to the challenge of purchasing something daily in the countdown to graduation. Early in the evenings, professors and Jesuits can be spotted among tables crowded with beer pitchers, served by waiters, often students, in preppy oxfords and bow ties. Comfort food options include the Bulldog burger: organic grass-fed beef, slathered in beer-braised onions, smoked bacon, cheddar, and mustard on a pretzel roll. The Tombs shares a kitchen with 1789, a jackets-preferred, antiques-filled restaurant upstairs that attracts visiting parents.