On Thursday evening, Hail & Hog Kitchen & Tap opened their doors for a special event to showcase the Redskins-themed restaurant that will soon open in One Loudoun.
Decked out in Redskins memorabilia -- from photos of historic moments in franchise history covering the walls to life-sized hand-painted murals of Pro Football Hall of Famers Chris Hanburger and Sonny Jurgensen -- Hail & Hog Kitchen And Tap provides the perfect destination for delicious food coupled with the perfect gather spot for Redskins fans in the Washington, D.C., area.
Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap on Thursday, May 19, 2016, provide a first look at the soon-to-be opened restaurant in Loudoun County, Va.
Located in the heart of Loudoun County, Va., at the One Loudoun Downtown District, Hail & Hog Kitchen & Tap on Thursday provided the first look of what will offer upon its official opening.
The event was a preview for the players, coaches, front office staff and even local dignitaries before the restaurant opens to the public in a few weeks.
The upstairs space called "The Roof" can be accessed through the restaurant or from its own street level entrance – while downstairs has more of a restaurant feel.
"The Roof" has the vibe of a high end sports bar and features an outdoor terrace with a fire pit and great view of the community plaza.
Inside, the restaurant is two levels offering different experiences for all ages. The downstairs portion of the restaurant has a prominent bar with an expansive wine listing along with hand-crafted cocktails and local craft beer options.
The first floor also houses more than 20 big-screen televisions along with a radio and television studio designed for on-site broadcasting of programs. This space will also be available for private events when not being used for production.
Additional memorable of note throughout the restaurant includes authentic helmets from the 1940s through the 1980s, framed prints of Pro Football Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and George Allen, team photos from the Redskins' five championship-winning teams, stadium reproduction murals of the Redskins' three home stadiums in the Washington, D.C., area (Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium and FedExField) and more.
Mark Moseley – the 1982 AP NFL MVP – was among the dozens of former and current Redskins at Thursday's event.
"It's good to have another place for good friends and good people who are Redskins fans to come," Moseley said. "I'm sure a lot of the players will be here. So I think it will be an interesting and exciting place."
Current Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was also in attendance.
As he took in the restaurant for the first time, McCloughan was brought back to the fact that he works for one of the most successful NFL franchises.
"When I first took the job, my first press conference, [I said] I was lucky to be in Green Bay and with San Fran in two storied franchises, and to be able to come to the Redskins and have the same feeling about the Hall of Famers, the World Championships, its special," McCloughan said. "I think that's why the fan base is so strong and why things like this are so important for the fans to be able to come out and see. And for us to be able to come down here tonight and do this sort of stuff."