Bar Charley Allowed to be Open Two Hours Later Each Night

Barred in DC has learned that Bar Charley, the six-month old spot in north Dupont, has reached a settlement agreement with neighbors, allowing it to serve alcohol two hours later each night. As a result, the establishment can stay open until 1a on weekday nights, 2a on weekends; doors will close to new patrons 30 minutes … Continue reading Bar Charley Allowed to be Open Two Hours Later Each Night

Snow Patrick’s Day in DC

The snow gods granted the wish of Irish-wannabes in DC-OPM closed the government today, on St. Patrick's Day. Our social media overlord have thus deemed this Snow Patrick's Day (clever), and so I've compiled this list of DC spots open during the day for day-drinking, some of which already we're going to be open for … Continue reading Snow Patrick’s Day in DC

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2014

Although bars are guaranteed to be amateur night and a cluster, St. Patrick's Day celebrations are still usually good times. As March 17th is on a Monday this year, many bars/people will actually celebrate on the Saturday before, but pubs will nevertheless be jam-packed on the actual holiday itself. To help you plan your green-themed … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in DC – 2014

New U Street Bar to Replace Touchdown Sports Bar from The Codmother Owners

The folks behind the cult favorite dive bar The Codmother appear to be set to soon open a new dive in the upstairs space at 1334 U St. NW formerly home to the Touchdown Sports Bar & Grill (a popular stop on the recent Barred in DC Circulator Bus Tour). Keeping this week's theme of interesting names for … Continue reading New U Street Bar to Replace Touchdown Sports Bar from The Codmother Owners

Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 3

Tuesday I relayed the surprising discovery that many bars in Adams Morgan and nearly all H Street bars are forbidden from hosting bar crawls. Yesterday I explored how and why this restriction is imposed, and explained how a Brightest Young Things Zombie Takeover event in October 2012 led to thousands of dollars in fines for H … Continue reading Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 3

Barred in DC Turns One Year Old Today

Barred in DC turns one year old today! Thanks to all of the readers, Twitter followers (over 640 at last count!), Facebook fans, lurkers, commenters (even the spam commenters!), Redditors, and real-life friends and family who've given such valuable input and supported the site in many ways. I've learned a lot and interacted with tons … Continue reading Barred in DC Turns One Year Old Today

Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 2

Read Part 1 Here Yesterday, I wrote about how a BYT Zombie Takeover event in October 2012 led to thousands of dollars in fines for H Street establishments. I discussed how bars in DC often enter into voluntary/settlement agreements with neighbors that contain restrictions on how they do business. Nearly every single bar on H … Continue reading Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 2

Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 1

On October 18, 2012, the webzine/party promoter Brightest Young Things (BYT) staged one of its typically eccentric, hipster events. Inspired by Halloween, the “Zombie H Street Takeover” invited attendees to pay around ten bucks to dress up in zombie costumes and enjoy food and drink deals from 11 different H Street establishments. Many drink deals … Continue reading Want to Have a Bar Crawl in DC? Don’t Do It in H Street and Adams Morgan – Part 1

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in DC – 2014

Many DC bars and restaurants will be celebrating Mardi Gras this upcoming Tuesday, March 4th. Here's a round-up of those events, including the more grown-up ones highlighted by the Post and the more debaucherous ones for the younger folks. Eater, Zagat, Washington Life, & Washingtonian also have solid round-ups. Bayou, Black Jack, and the Hogo/Passenger block party are … Continue reading Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras in DC – 2014