As a UVa alum, Barred in DC has been quite excited about the success about the basketball team last year (ACC champions and #1 seed) and this (undefeated, #2 in country). Today, Saturday, January 31st, UVa hosts one of its biggest home games in recent memory, against the universally-hated Duke and Coach 1K. The game starts at 7p while ESPN’s Gameday visits for the first time ever. The Wahoos in the DC area are taking note-I count 4 UVa watch parties (two official) at bars in DC and Arlington-unbelievable. If you’re a UVa fan and haven’t made plans, I’ve listed these gamewatches below.
Last April, Barred in DC compiled the favorite bars of PoPville readers. We’re back again for this meta-post listing the PoPville commentariat’s favorite happy hours. We’ve included details of all the happy hours that received multiple votes. Shockingly, this list definitely skews Petworth and Dupont. Biggest surprises to me – Thai Chef in Dupont and Mothership in Park View).
#1 – DC Reynolds – Petworth / Park View
Monday – Saturday – 5-9p
BOGO (buy one, get one free) all drinks
#2 – Bravo Bar – Columbia Heights / Pleasant Plains
Join Barred in DC and the popular Wiz Happy Hour on the evening of Saturday, January 17th for the Chinatown Bar-sketball Crawl. This bar crawl will span 4 different bars, one during each quarter of that night’s Washington Wizards @ Brooklyn Nets NBA game. At each stop along the way we will be playing a bar basketball game, while giving away prizes for different contests & games at each establishment. Wiz Happy Hour recently was featured by the Washington Post in two separate blog posts (Going Out Guide & DC Sports Bog) and an awesome article from Fritz Hahn that made the print edition for his well-attended creative event to woo Kevin Durant to DC
The bar excursion will run alongside of the Verizon Center in the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood in DC. The crawl will stop by 4 sister bars:
Penn Social(801 E St. NW)-check in at 7p, arcade shooting contest starts soon after [pre-game & 1st quarter] – $3 Bud Light
Rocket Bar(714 7th St. NW, at G/H St.) [3rd quarter] – TBD
Jackpot(726 7th St. NW, at G/H St.) [4th quarter] – $5 Coors
This is not just an event for Wizards, or even basketball, fans. Each of these stops has some great craft beer selections on tap and plenty of games to enjoy, while Barred in DC will be on hand to give you some ideas about what to drink and other places to visit in the future. Have a blast with your friends, both old and new and enjoy the first Saturday since August without football.
A prize will be awarded at each bar for different things including creating a “Bar Golf” style bar basketball game with a scorecard, an arcade basketball shooting contest, a Nerf basketball 3 point shootout, and the best hipstery jersey!
Don’t forget to grab that old NBA jersey from middle school and rock it one more time! Additional details will be added as we get closer to the Bar-sketball crawl.