History & Tradition: The Tombs

Since its founding in 1962, The Tombs restaurant has always held a special place in the hearts of Hoya fans everywhere. The bar and grill below the landmark 1789 Restaurant is decorated throughout with memorabilia of Georgetown's football and crew teams, and is the home for monthly a cappella performances by another Georgetown tradition, The Chimes.

Its name harkens to a T.S. Eliot poem, "Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town", whose lead character was said to have "lunched at the Tomb".

The Tombs remains a popular student and alumni destination after a home game on campus, as well as a prime location to meet after home games. There always seems to be a wait, but the restaurant's appeal for Hoya fans is no less diminished, over 60 years years since its founding.

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