City’s Changes

Let’s say you have a friend coming in tomorrow night, a former college buddy of your husband’s, who left DC in the late 90’s for a jetsetting life of international intrigue.

Where would you take him for a night on the town?

Primary objective: Show him the many changes DC has undergone since his Barry-era college days.

Secondary objective: Prove DC has made some progress in it’s 21st century quest to be more stylish, hip, and funky.

Need ideas for drinks, dinner, and more drinks…
Where would you go to show off the city’s changing vibe?

2 Comments so far

  1. Bin_round (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

    Areas (which I am sure you already have on your list) that have undergone the biggest changes in DC, I think, are:

    14th St btwn H & U St corridor – Cafe St Ex, Bar Pilar

    MCI/”Chinatown” – nearby bars/restaurants – Indebleu, Zaytinya, Oya, Pearl

    Mass Av heading east to Union Stn – wall of condo bldgs and newer ones to come (Quadrangle Development Corp is redeveloping what they call NoMA)

    Barracks Row/8th St, SE – Capital Hill

    Mt. Pleasant – Marx Cafe, Raven, Tonic

    Additonal places to drink:

    Helix Lounge, Red Lounge, Topaz Bar, Firefly

    Can’t think of any more swank places – just coming out of my mid-afternoon coma. Good luck!

  2. WFY (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 5:13 pm

    The 2400th block of E. Capitol seems much busier these days than back in the ’90s, though I suppose you could argue it is more mid-20th century than 21st century…

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