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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2012, 02:37:50 PM »
The good news is that Chocolate City opened up near Col. Brooks and you can get $16 growlers on Saturdays. Which I may do ahead of this Saturday's events...maybe...

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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2012, 05:11:10 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2012, 06:01:54 PM »
I have comments on that list...which I'll make when I'm not cutting up my supervisor's body.

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2012, 06:43:38 PM »
Okay!

Tune Inn has become a trendy dive. Does a dive going hipster exclude it from claiming true dive status?

Bottom Line! We've passed that and rejected it, RC, if you recall. White collar bar.

JV's: Virginia bias. Never been there.

Jays: Ditto.

The Big Hunt: Okay, Dupont bars cannot be dives, even if they look and smell like it. Even the list makers seem in doubt on this one.

Raven: I should leave this for you, RC... Though have you been there within the last couple of years? Let...my...Raven...gooooooo

Red Derby: Just made it onto my must-try list, eh?

Galaxy Hut: VA bias, and yet another one the list people aren't sure of.

Recessions: No. They wish.

Fox & Hound: What was once is not now a dive bar. Especially after being reworked.

Quarry House: Reading between the lines, they realize that this is no longer a dive bar...but it is close enough to its misty past to qualify, sure.

Sollys: Our post-drunk bar, RC! Do you even remember going to this one? Yes, it's divey.

Lil Pub: Huh? SE? Hmmm... Another for the list. Maybe.

Kelly's: Sure is a venerable institution...and easily the weirdest dive bar out there. It's right in the middle of everything, and veers dangerously close to frat bar than dive bar. If the Times were in NOLA, it would be a humdrum and sad place full of drunken kids from Alabama and Florida.

Dan's: Another for the to-try list.

Toledo Lounge: Having the dive removed, and not really divey to begin with.

Where's the ultimate dive bar? Hank Dietle's Tavern? And Stained Glass Pub? 

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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2012, 07:48:19 PM »
Raven: I should leave this for you, RC... Though have you been there within the last couple of years? Let...my...Raven...gooooooo

The Raven is awful now.  Back before the hipsters discovered it, The Raven was just a neighborhood bar. It was my neighborhood bar when I lived in DC. I was unfortunately there for the beginning of the end.

It was the jukebox that brought people to it in masses, I think. That jukebox was filled with top to bottom awesome.

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From the picture, it looks like it's been renovated. I haven't been there in about seven years, so who knows?
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« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2012, 08:11:29 PM »
It has been. It's been totally gutted and hipstered out...and takes credit cards! Imagine that!

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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
Truorleans for lunch today. The closest faux New Orleans bar...

I'm in Mardi Gras mode. All my DC friends are in State of the Union mode. They're probably going to sit there and eat cottage cheese and go to bed as soon as fucking Maddow is done smirking her way through her analysis.

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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2013, 02:21:54 PM »
Not a bar per say, but there's a beer tasting at Nats stadium at the end of March. The $40 ticket price is a little rich for my blood, but for those of you living the Bethesda Lifestyle...

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/fan_forum/dc_beer_festival.jsp?partnerId=aw-5446829968040409252-1047
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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2013, 02:31:16 PM »
That's real dangerous...

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« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2013, 05:31:21 PM »
I went to a "Bacon and Beer" tasting last weekend. 7 tapas-sized courses involving bacon paired with 7 1/3 bottle of a beer.

Very interesting experience.

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« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2013, 11:47:11 AM »
France has these "salons" for agriculture, wine, whiskeys, etc. and for a 15€ entry fee you can literally spend a working day drinking and eating free samples from hundreds of different stalls.
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2013, 11:49:55 AM »
France has these "salons" for agriculture, wine, whiskeys, etc. and for a 15€ entry fee you can literally spend a working day drinking and eating free samples from hundreds of different stalls.

I'll be there in 7 hours.

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« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2013, 12:42:20 PM »
The separate events only happen one or twice a year per "theme." Which is a shame.
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2013, 04:38:05 PM »
Dog bars!

(A list that, inadvertantly, fills some of the gaps in my own side project...)

http://www.popville.com/2013/03/adrian-starts-a-list-of-dog-friendly-restaurantsbars/

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Re: The Barhopper
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2013, 03:34:04 PM »
Bethesda is losing Ri Ra...

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Blogs/Table-Talk/May-June-2013/Ri-Ra-closing-in-September/

It's a chain, and the food sucks, but it's the only pubby-style place in Bethesda. Everywhere else is frat-i-fied, and Harp and Fiddle (AKA The New Flanagans) is, when not full of the same frat types, just strangely sad for old-timers who think of the glory days of the old Flanagans.

Ri Ra always had a corner for all ages, even when the kids were out and rocking the joint on a Friday night.