Washington, DC

Seriously. There’s gotta be an OJ chase caliber event times 1000 (God forbid) to change my mind. Seriously.

But if bars aren’t your scene – these should be lit too – from the Nationals:

“For the first time in 86 years, a D.C. baseball team is in the World Series! Last night, the Nationals found out that they will be playing the Houston Astros in the Fall Classic, beginning with Game 1 on Tuesday, October 22 and Game 2 on Wednesday, October 23.

Even though the first two games will be played at Minute Maid Park in Houston, everyone in the DMV is invited to come out to a watch party at Nationals Park on both nights! Read More

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2001 18th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Everyday I drive down Florida and up 18th. For the past 3 (?) years the northeast corner there has been converted from a wine store to what was supposed to be a bar. The rumor was the bar would connect to Jack Rose underground. We have watched the progress for years and it still looks like they aren’t close. The past few weeks I haven’t seen any construction crews. Do you know anything about this or if it is on hold? We are so curious in our family and talk about it almost every day!”

This is of course The Imperial from the Jack Rose folks coming to the old De Vinos and Dahlak spaces. When I walked past last weekend there was a rip in the paper and they really do look super close: Read More

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2013 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday, October 24th, The Wave USA will unveil their “Sinister House, An African American Horror Story”, an interactive experience and pop up bar event at Red Lounge located at 2013 14th St NW. In celebration of Halloween, the pop-up bar will be available to the public from Thursday through Sunday for two weekends, highlighted by interactive experiences, Halloween installations, musical entertainment and a specially curated drink menu. Read More

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label for “86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy”

Here’s one from Bluejacket (300 Tingey Street, SE): “The Navy Yard brewery will tap a brand-new double IPA for the occasion: 86 Years. A reference to how long it’s been since a Washington baseball team has made it to the World Series, 86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy – it’s a juicy fruit bomb of a brew that shows intense notes of passionfruit, peach and orange, and it goes on draft Tuesday in time for Game 1. Plus, we’ll have the following food + beer specials available during watch parties for all away games:

$5 Cans
Solidarity Brew 2019 – Kellerbier
Controlling Interest – Golden Ale

$5 Drafts
Turning Road
For The Company
Object Lesson
Palace at 4am

Cheddar & Togarashi Popcorn $4
Smoky Onion Rings with curry mayo $5
Fried Chicken Bites with fermented chili aioli $7
Peel & Eat Shrimp with old bay, charred lemon aioli $12
Short Rib Nachos with beer cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream $10”

Standby for many more. With likely late hours too.

From ABRA:

“Congratulations to the Washington Nationals for sweeping the 2019 National League Championship Series and clinching their first trip to the World Series!

If you are an ABC licensee interested in hosting a Watch Party or related event and want to extend your approved hours of operation, you must file a One-Day Substantial Change Application. Read More

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3548 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on the sad news from The Pinch:

“They say all good things must come to an end… Sadly after nearly 8 great years The Pinch will be closing it’s doors. We’ve enjoyed our time spent here in Columbia Heights and getting to know our neighbors and friends and would love to see you all before we go! Our last night will be Tuesday 10/22/19!

The Pinch opened here back in mid-2012. Previously the space was home to El Salvadorena. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

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2917 M Street, NW

Ed. Note: This space was previously home to Unum and before them Mendocino Grill.

L’Annexe’s website says:

“L’Annexe is Washington’s very own corner cocktail bar — where European sophistication and Georgetown charm come together with élan and discerning tastes. To retreat here is to experience music, indulge in deep conversations, sate the appetite, laugh — and enjoy a daily chapter in the literature of life.

Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday 4 pm-11 pm
Friday 4 pm – 1 am
Saturday 12 pm – 1 am
Sunday 12 pm – 11 pm”

Have a look inside: Read More

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