The Broiler Restaurant and connecting Gallagher’s Bar & Grill on 12th and K Street closed over the weekend. The Broiler first opened in 1950 on J and 10th street. It moved to its current location in 1999. The Broiler was known as a popular hangout for politicians, lobbyist and others who worked around the capital. It served old school traditional dinner dishes like crab-and-shrimp Louie, beef Wellington and prime rib. No reason has been given for why it closed. A simple message on the restaurants website just says "The Broiler is Closed."