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State of the Union Watching and Road Closures (Take 2)

Photo by PoPville flickr user [F]oxymoron

Sorry there was a glitch in the commenting yesterday:

“Dear PoPville,

Any good bar recommendations for watching the State of the Union? (Particularly in the H Street area?)”

For H St, NE – where do you think would be the best spot – Argonaut (1433 H St NE)? Smith Commons upstairs (1245 H St, NE)? Star and Shamrock (1341 H St, NE)? The Big Board (421 H St NE)?

How about elsewhere in the city? Anyone hear of good specials?

And here’s a list of street closures from DDOT:

The U.S. Capitol Police has provided the following information for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address that will take place in the U.S. Capitol at approximately 9:00 p.m. tomorrow, January 24, 2012.

Restricted Access – Capitol Square
The Capitol Square will be restricted to event credentialed authorized pedestrians only beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Street Closures
The U.S. Capitol Police will put the following street closures affecting vehicular traffic into effect on January 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and will lift these street closures when this event has concluded:

North Side of Capitol Square
D Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE and Louisiana Avenue, NW
C Street, NE between 2nd Street, NE and Louisiana Avenue, NW
Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street, NE and Louisiana Avenue, NW
Delaware Avenue between Columbus Circle and Constitution Avenue, NE
New Jersey Avenue, NE between Louisiana Avenue, and D Street, NE
Pennsylvania Avenue between 1st Street, and 3rd Street, NW
East Capitol Street between 2nd Street, and 1st Street, NE/SE
1st Street between Columbus Circle, NE and C Street, SE
1st Street between Louisiana Avenue, NW and Washington Avenue, SW

South Side of Capitol Square
Maryland Avenue, SW between 1st Street, and 3rd Street, SW
Independence Avenue between 2nd Street, SE and Washington Avenue, SW
C Street between 1st Street, SE and Washington Avenue, SW
Delaware Avenue between Washington Avenue, SW and C Street, SW
New Jersey Avenue between Independence Avenue, and D Street, SE
South Capitol Street between Independence Avenue and D Street, SE/SW

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