Like its Georgetown sibling, this Tackle Box is focused on sustainable New England-style seafood in the form of lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, fried clams and clam chowder.
The space itself feels more communal and comfortable than the Georgetown branch. There are rows of picnic tables on each floor, and old buoys and lobster traps hanging on the walls. The upstairs mezzanine is a little quieter — a good place to escape with a date, pound of littleneck clams ($16), a fried oyster roll ($13) and Harpoon IPA ($5) or a glass of the house Connecticut Ave. White Sangria ($8).
Happy hour — which runs from 4 to 7 on weekdays, starting tonight — includes $2 Natty Boh pints, $2 Miller Lite bottles, $ glasses of house wine, $4 rail drinks, $1 oysters from the large raw bar and $3 plates of calamari. (Don’t miss the large chalkboard hanging over the bar, which lists the sources of the day’s mollusks.)