Cafe Asia Downtown

As Seldon here shows, Cafe Asia downtown is a great place for a drink. It would even be better on a cold and wet night, not one of the most beautiful Friday’s so far this year.


Because Cafe Asia downtown (I Street between 17th and 18th) doesn’t have any outdoor seating.

It is pretty artsy inside, like its cousin in Arlington, if a little smaller. And it does have the freaky-fresh giant unisex bathroom, complete with surgical gloves by the washbasin(!).

Happy hour there last night was worthy too, but still, better if we were outside.

5 Comments so far

  1. Bin_round (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Yes, there is something wrong with this picture in DC. Not enough bars that have outdoor seating where you can drink. There are enough restaurants where you can eat and drink but not a lot dedicated to just imbibing a refreshing ice cold Soborana on hot beautiful days like Fri and Sat. Can anyone name 10 places worthy of a visit?

  2. Don (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    It’s odd, isn’t it? We get enough good weather you’d think there’d be more people filling the gap. If I had a bottomless checkbook one of the first ventures I’d start would be someplace with construction similar to the way CarPool and Ham-emmm, Dakita Cowgirl have roll-up walls in the garage style.

    You’d get a good six month’s use of them and you could throw them open on our psychotic random good weather days, unlike Jaleo who told me about a month ago that we weren’t at their specific outdoor seating setup day yet…

  3. wayan (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

    Coming next week: the definitive list of DC outdoor drink spots.

  4. Bin_round (unregistered) on April 16th, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    What’s the criteria of your list?

    Mine would include: more than 10 tables, patrons should make up at least 50% locals (and 33% or less college/frat kids), good for happy hours.

    Looking forward to checking out your list!

  5. Krempasky (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    Two blocks west – Karma has outdoor seating on the corner of 19th and I (conveniently located in front of my building), and adding more. Of course, a mohito is nine freaking dollars…

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