“I say there’s definitely a little bit more foot traffic,” she said.
Even though they didn’t see as much traffic during Games 1 and 2 when the Caps were away in Las Vegas, Bernardes is hoping customer turnout for Monday’s Game 4, also on home ice, will replicate Saturday night.
Rock the Red signs welcome fans at Graffiato and down the block at Bar Deco. At Graffiato, there’s even a blow-up Stanley Cup replica sitting in on a dining counter near the kitchen that they’ve given some Caps flair.
“We have an Ovechkin beard on there that says, ‘Rock the Red,’” Fernanda laughs.
Bar Deco’s floors were packed with customers Saturday night, which general manager Chelsea Sexton says was a record for them.
“It was crazy. It was the busiest night we’ve ever had … ever,” she said.
Sexton showed a photo taken from one of the upper floors — with a line of customers snaking down the block waiting to get inside.
“Whenever the Caps play, there’s always a good turnout,” Sexton said. “It’s always a fun party … We love the Caps here, so it’s good all around.”
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