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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Spider Kelly's in Clarendon

I was driving home from a CRM event the other night when I noticed the new Spider Kelly's in Clarendon next to Ballroom. I was about to snap a cell phone pic when an SUV pulled up next to me. Damn gas-guzzlers.

Anyway, reviews are up at Clarendon Nights, Daily Candy and Apples and Bananas. Reviews at Yelp seem generally positive. However, WashingtonPost.com seems to think it's a bit faux neighborhoody and overpriced.

Have you been yet?

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Spider Kelly's last week for a late dinner. The main reason I went was because their website says that they are open, and serving their full menu until 2:00 a.m. EVERY DAY. The food was very filling, even appetizer portions, and I was happy to walk in and sit right down, even if the service was a bit spotty.

8:26 PM

 
Anonymous jason said...

I briefly stopped in on a Thursday night just before 8pm. I was initially excited as I think Arlington, Clarendon in particular, needs more bars. And by "bar" I mean places to simply have a few beers and socialize rather than nightclubs or overpriced restaurants.

With that in mind I checked out Spider Kelly's which had been described to me as a neighborhood bar but the decor suggested something a little more upscale as did the limited bar space.

I had a beer and split since it was pretty crowded and I founded myself huddled in a corner by the window. I still plan to give it a few more chances but as of yet I haven't sensed the "no rules, no dress code" philosophy their website espouses.

12:26 PM

 
Blogger anonymous said...

Went in recently and was very disappointed. Thought I would have some wings so got as close to wings as I could. This was brought in the form of chicken thighs on skewers. The worst rendition of wings ever created. The sauce wasn't even spicy. Fried celery? Sorry but give me the real thing. You could have fried anything and it would have tasted the same. I think they are trying to be city chic with the "gritty" urban decor , but it's obvious this place, along with every other place in that area, is meant for young, yuppie professionals.

8:13 PM

 
Blogger anonymous said...

Went in recently and was very disappointed. Thought I would have some wings so got as close to wings as I could. This was brought in the form of chicken thighs on skewers. The worst rendition of wings ever created. The sauce wasn't even spicy. Fried celery? Sorry but give me the real thing. You could have fried anything and it would have tasted the same. I think they are trying to be city chic with the "gritty" urban decor , but it's obvious this place, along with every other place in that area, is meant for young, yuppie professionals.

8:16 PM

 

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