Headed to DC in a couple weeks (help please)

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  1. The Hotch

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    Staying in Arlington close to a metro station apparently (Eisenhower Ave)... a couple questions:

    - Is riding metro into DC from Arlington/outlying areas a somewhat quick thing or is it slow/a shit show?
    As an example I’ve poked around a little bit and found a brew pub that seems rad (The Public Option) but am getting like hour and a half quotes on how long public transit would take each way, which seems nuts. I’m happy to uber but not sure which is the best for someone headed into DC in the late afternoon/evening.

    - Anything in Arlington/DC jump out as a must visit? I’ll only be there four days - leaving right around when Mueller should be done testifying - but I’m partial to breweries/good beer, dropping by but not spending a ton of time at historically significant places, crab cakes, and record shops. Help would be awesome bc I’m clueless.

    - Any other tips for a dipshit like me who doesn’t know the city that well?

    Likes will be given. #godbless
     
  2. dblplay1212

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  3. devine

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    If you go to a nationals game don’t go to the bullpen. It’s stadium prices for beer
     
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  4. Voodoo

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    There’s a DC thread. They’re helpful.
     
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  5. Tiffin

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    Go to Churchkey for beer and Le Diplomat for dinner down the street.
     
  6. Tiffin

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    Uber/Lyft was incredibly available. Scooters and bikes to go around the mall area if you want. All the museums are great, really, can't go wrong.
     
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    Can I have my like now
     
  8. The Hotch

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    Sounds trashy - I’m prob in
     
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  9. The Hotch

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    Hey-o

    Edit: nevermind, didn’t realize this is a real bar near the stadium.
     
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  10. bwi2

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    Well to start, don’t count on Metro since the line you’re on is closed south of DCA. That’s why you’re getting 90 minute estimates on rides into town.

    Library of Congress, Archives, and African American History Museum are the three best touristy destinations in town. I think you can still get (maybe still need) tickets for the latter; the first two are walk-ups. Don’t know anything about record shops.

    Overrated

    Correct, go to any number of places nearby with better beer (Bluejacket is my standard recommendation).

    Le Diplomate is good, but lots more interesting choices these days.
     
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  11. The Hotch

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    Couldn’t find it - anyone able to help a brother out with a link?
     
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  13. Tiffin

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    The Bluejacket beer I've had is great. Wish I had made it over there.
     
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  14. dallasdawg

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    you would recommend a place named “ben’s chili bowl”
     
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  15. dblplay1212

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    Their chili cheese half smokes are quite tasty. Good enough for Obama, good enough for me. :idk:
     
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  16. 941Gator

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    Have you been before? There is a lot to see.
     
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  17. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Legal :leaf: but I believe you'll have to leave the city to find a decent peeler
     
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  18. The Hotch

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    Yep but it has been awhile. Would very much enjoy spending a bunch of time hitting museums and such but won’t have a ton of time due to it being a work trip. Other than the evenings won’t have more than a couple hours here and there to do stuff.
     
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  19. rv12

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    Stop this. Stop this right now.
     
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  20. dblplay1212

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    I will not.
     
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  21. Tug

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    Ben’s Chilli Bowl is a historic and prominent African American business in the city. It’s worth a stop if you can handle food like that. But go to the U st location.
     
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    The bullpen is really fun but this time of year it'll give you a heat stroke
     
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  23. Tug

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    That’s what the $12 Redbull Vodka slushies are for
     
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  24. G46

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    This is spot on, and as a resident that lives in Old Town and uses the Blue/Yellow line, avoid the metro, even with the busing.

    I would also recommend checking out the breweries/distilleries in Ivy City...One Eight, Cotton & Reed, Republic Restoratives, Atlas Brew works, and New Columbia. Coconut Club is an excellent restaurant in that area too,
     
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  25. Icculus is a Bammer

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    I find the metro to be terrible on the weekends. Often 15-20 min between trains and multiple stations closed, etc. fine during the week though
     
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  26. rv12

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    Adding to Ivy City, there's a new cidery right by the Arboretum. It's got some really good stuff and is a nice way to cool down after going to the Arboretum (which I highly recommend to anyone).
     
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  27. timo

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    I should really update the DC thread with everyone's restaurant and places for visitors to go that aren't total tourist traps recommendations. Put it in the first post or something.

    Anyway, couple of restaurant suggestions, top of my head:
    Supra - - 1205 11th St NW- Georgian food
    Tortino - 1228 11th St NW - Tuscan Italian that's right across the street from Supra that usually has tables (if Supra doesn't)
    El Sol / Mescalero - Mexican - both owned by the same dude (also runs Little Havana, a Cuban place that isn't bad)
    Compass Rose - 1346 T St NW - International street-food-ish
    The Royal - 501 Florida Ave NW - Latin eatery with good drinks
    Bad Saint - 3226 11th St NW - Filipino

    Some things to consider -- there's good restaurants out in the suburbs. Great Korean and Vietnamese in northern VA, Ethiopian in Silver Spring, etc.
     
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  28. Tiffin

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    A decent what now?

    Fwiw, we used a delivery service for our weed in DC. Cannabear or something like that.
     
  29. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Sorry, didn't mean to be crass. A gentleman's club.
     
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  30. Tiffin

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    Never heard them called that. :themoreyouknow:
     
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  31. BigReff73

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    If your staying at Eisenhower Ave, I’d rec spending an evening at old town Alexandria. Check out Hanks Oyster Bar, Vermillion or Taverna Cretekou. My parents used to stay at a hotel out here before we got a house so i know the restaurant spots well.
     
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  32. AHebrewToo

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    Maydan might be the best restaurant in the city.

    If you go with a group get your own toum.
     
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  33. rv12

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    Best meal I’ve had in the city is the Compass Rose Bedouin tent.
     
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  34. Jorts

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    You have a palate of a toddler, but I too enjoyed Ben's... despite it being grossly overrated & a tourist trap

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    Toki Underground - Best Ramen I ever ate
     
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  35. The Hotch

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    Churchkey was great (edit: thanks Tiffin) got dinner in the area too - walked around afterwards, one stop was the White House. Was strange seeing a shitpit Trump tard with a 2020 Trump “fuck your feelings” shirt. Good thing he had his young daughter along. In an even more shocking turn of events he was chatting with other shitpits about where he lived in Ohio. None of this garbage is new to me was just weird seeing it in front of the White House.
     
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  36. G46

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    Have you ever been to the White House prior? Because an offensive t shirt doesn’t even register with most shit you see on the north fence line.
     
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  37. The Hotch

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    Haven’t been since I was a kid. And yes, not surprised by the presence of crazies was just tacky to see some maga fuck your feelings guy hanging out there a little before midnight with his four or five year old daughter.
     
  38. Icculus is a Bammer

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    I work right by the White House and these people are out there every day
     
  39. The Hotch

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    God help us
     
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