McCrady’s restaurant has been selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in a competition, the Big Tap, which pits 32 historic U.S. bars against each other. Say what? Basically, it works like a March Madness bracket, and people get to vote for America’s favorite historic bar. Head here to join in the fun.

City Paper recently talked about McCrady’s history in our Winter issue of DISH, where CP writer Allston McCrady (yes, of some relation to the restaurant) dug up the building’s history. She writes, “McCrady’s ‘Long Room’ (an 18th-century term for an assembly hall), from its construction in 1788 to its present use as a top-tier dining venue, adapted over time to an ever-changing procession of occupants. First came society gentlemen toasting with Bordeaux and Madeira, candlelit vocal performances and theatrical shows, elaborate dinners, festive balls, and meetings for Masonic lodges or agricultural societies.” Who wouldn’t want to add America’s favorite historic bar to that list?

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