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Look Inside Capitol Hill's Totally Revamped Canterbury Ale House

[Photos: S. Pratt]

The next chapter in the almost 40-year-history of Capitol Hill's Canterbury Ale House started on Friday when owners James Snyder (Sam's Tavern) and Mike Meckling (Neumos) officially unlocked the bar's doors.

Former Madison Park Conservatory chef Cormac Mahoney is leading the kitchen, and he's changing up the food frequently. This month's menu includes fried Beecher's cheese and tomato chutney ($7), lamb shepherd's pie ($14), and fries ($7).

The bar's floors and booths have been scrubbed cleaned, and more of a mural illustrating the Canterbury Tales that Snyder says was hidden under drywall has been restored. The lighter, brighter Graham Baba-designed watering hole includes a new bar buildout with 30 taps and a long communal table.

Whether you're in the "Capitol Hill is changing, people have been priced out, now pass the ketchup" camp or are vowing to only frequent the neighborhood's few remaining dives, you're probably curious about how the Canterbury looks post-remodel.

· The Canterbury Ale House [Official Site]
· All Canterbury Coverage [-ESEA-]