by Tim Regan December 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0

Photo via Facebook / Snow Day Bar CrawlDaytime revelers are planning to “drink ’til there’s snow tomorrow” at 11 Dupont Circle bars Saturday afternoon.

The planned festivities are part of this year’s “Snow Day Bar Crawl,” scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 10 p.m.

Tickets start at $40 and include a color-changing cup, drink specials and “an awesome crowd of snowbunnies to crawl the streets with,” organizers said.

The following bars are signed up to participate in the pub crawl:

  • Blackfinn
  • Front Page
  • Recessions
  • District Anchor
  • Dirty Martini
  • Public Bar
    Bottom Line
  • 1831 Bar and Lounge
  • Decades
  • Sign of the Whale

Photo via Snow Day Bar Crawl

by Tim Regan December 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm 0

Santa Crawl, photo via Project DC Events

Thousands of people wearing red suits, elf getups and reindeer costumes are expected pack more than a dozen Dupont Circle bars during a holiday-themed pub crawl this weekend.

This year’s “Santa Crawl” takes place Saturday, Dec. 10., from 2-10 p.m.

“Participants are encouraged to dress in whatever best expresses the holiday season, whether it be a full-body candy-cane suit, a snuggly turtleneck, or tinsel-streaked hot pants,” organizers wrote on the bar crawl’s website.

Tickets cost $30-40 and get attendees a “refillable signature Santa mug,” drink specials and entry into a raffle. (more…)

by Tim Regan October 26, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Nightmare on M Street, photo via Lindy PromotionsThousands of revelers in costumes will hit up more than a dozen bars this weekend as part of an annual Halloween bar crawl.

The 18th “Nightmare on M Street” bar crawl kicks off Saturday, Oct. 29, at noon.

“Dupont Circle is coming alive and transforming from trendy to terrifying,” reads the website for the bar crawl. “Join us for cover-free admission, top drink specials from your favorite brands, costume contests, and most importantly… NO WAITING AROUND IN LINES!”

The bar crawl caused some controversy last year after “drunk and disorderly” partygoers left garbage and vomit strewn across parts of Dupont and downtown. The event was so controversial that it even led to new ABRA regulations regarding bar crawls.

This year, the bar-hopping event will be significantly scaled down, likely due to those new regulations. Organizers are only selling 2,700 wristbands for this year’s bar crawl. Additionally, the total number of bars participating in this year’s event is about half of what it was last year.

Tickets cost between $20 and $30 and give bar crawlers discounts at the following businesses:


by Tim Regan February 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm 1 Comment

U_Street_Liquor_MoratoriumD.C.’s ABC Board wants to hear from the public on whether it should solidify new emergency and proposed rules regarding bar crawl applications.

The rules, which were put in place last month, establish a new event license fee, put more responsibility on organizers to prevent littering and give the board more authority to veto bar-hopping events.

The new rules also bar organizers from “promoting excessive drinking” and selling unlimited drink tickets, among other things.


by Tim Regan February 5, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Cupid bar crawlCupid’s Bar Crawl, an annual pub-hopping event previously scheduled to take place across Dupont Circle tomorrow, will no longer move forward as planned due to opposition from D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The ABC panel on Wednesday refused to reconsider its previous denial of a pub crawl application filed by Project D.C., the company behind Cupid’s Bar Crawl. (more…)

by June 6, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

"Bar Crawl"

June 8: Shaw Main Streets Roaring 20’s Bar Crawl. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mathew Harkins. Email him at mharkins[AT]

You’ve read the book and you’ve seen the movie(s), so now it’s time to “Get Your Gatsby On” with the Shaw Main Streets Roaring 20’s Bar Crawl. Happening this Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 7 pm, this is a fun way to explore your local bars and restaurants while also supporting the preservation and restoration of the Shaw neighborhood.

Organized by Shaw Main Streets, they promise “an afternoon of cocktails, friends, and fun, Gatsby-style.” This is the third bar crawl that Shaw Main Streets has put together and given the theme of the crawl, they encourage period costumes, though they are definitely not required.

Where To Be And What To Expect

There are six different locations participating in this event, all located in lower central Shaw. Each will have on hand signature drinks, cocktails and food specials. There will also be raffled prizes at each stop along the way.

The venues/arrival times are:

  • 1 – 2 pm: Bar 7, 1015-1/2 7th Street, NW
  • 2 – 3 pm: Queen of Sheba, 1503 9th Street, NW
  • 3 – 4 pm: Old Dominion Brewhouse, 1219 9th Street, NW
  • 4 – 5 pm: A&D, 1314 9th Street, NW
  • 5 – 6 pm: The Passenger, 1021 7th Street, NW
  • 6 – 7 pm: Penthouse 9, 1318 9th Street, NW

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the event.

Purchase tickets for the bar crawl here.

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by January 11, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,776 0

Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street NW, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

From Michelle Lancaster. Follow her and tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster or email her at [email protected].

Melody Records Owner Speaks Out

The Washington Examiner nabs a quick interview with Jack Menase, owner of Melody Records. They cut right to the chase, starting out the interview with the “why are you closing” question. Unfortunately, it’s been asked and answered, and it seems that record stores may be going the way of bookstores. In a day where your personal phone can let you preview music, download a book or follow playlists of everyone in your social network, it seems hard to fathom that our beloved indie hideaways stand much of a chance against pocket rocket tech.

Politics of Booze in DC

While Derek Brown plugs his own bar and a few other non-political bars, he does give some decent advice. In the “places that are old DC”, Dupont’s Tabard Inn makes the list in this piece by TVNZ. Yes, Derek is talking about local boozing to a New Zealand media outlet. The Gibson gets a plug as well for “local colour.”

Poor Timing for WMATA’s Fare Hike?

It may never be a good time to raise the Metro fares, but this may be particularly poor execution on their part. TBD chronicles all of their misadventures last week, from a suicide to stunning workday delays and a host of other issues. Now, after we’ve already found out that they essentially made up the length of time for escalator repair at Dupont Circle, they have advised us we can pay more for the pleasure of riding Metrorail. It made me think of this recent piece by the Washington Post on our previous system…which may or may not have been less reliable.

Pay Up, Disabled Motorists

If you are a disabled motorist, you have been able to park at meters for free. Not anymore. DDOT announced the policy change on Tuesday, citing widespread abuse of the policy as the reason for its repeal. New ‘red top’ meters will designate meters that serve disabled drivers; they still must feed the meter, but get twice the time. MyFOX broke the story and cited several downtown workers that said the excessive number of hang tags made it difficult to find parking for workers or customers.

Historic Shots of U Street

U Street Girl has some great snaps of what U Street looked like back in the day. She culled them down out of Lydia DePillis’ full link and interview with the Streets of DC author in the Washington City Paper. I know I’m a bit of sappy sentimentalist, but I think quite a few of these look much better than the buildings that took their place, either in construction or color choice. Hey pea green and mustard yellow complex by the 9:30 Club, I am side eyeing you. Hard.


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