The District of Columbia - fucked over again

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  1. Lipp

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    Le dip is classic DC. Get the seafood tower for sure.

    Any reason why you’re doing Sfloglina for Italian? Personally I prefer both Centrolina and Masseria ($$$).

    I’d confirm your Daikaya reservation gets you access to the ramen menu. Last time I was there, you could only make reservations for the second floor, which is their izakaya menu. Same owners have Haikan up off U Street, which you can make a reservation at and I prefer the ambiance there too. Also, you’ll be closer to good bars for an after dinner drink.
     
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  2. BigReff73

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    Taco Bamba is great for taking people who you won’t to avoid conversations with... they play the music so loud you can barely hear the person in front of you. Great spot for when you need a break from the in-laws.

    An oldie but still a goodie is Zaytinia near the Capitol One Arena. If you find yourself in downtown, the Greek Deli or Bub and Pops for lunch is also great.
     
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    No reason on Sfoglina, menu looked decent and good location. Good info on Haikan, definitely want ramen.
     
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  4. Guns

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    Hit up Lupo Verde for some good Italian or Lupo Marino if you’re at the wharf
     
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    Do you guys have any bar recommendations? I'm staying at Logan Circle, most restaurants are in that area or a little north. I know I want to go to Kingfisher and Archipelago (I love tiki). I love high end cocktails but also can always enjoy a cool dive to give me a break from 18 dollar drinks and have a few beers.
     
  6. Tug

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    If you’re trying to black out cheap go to Dan’s cafe. But don’t touch anything while you’re in there.

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/washington-dc/nightlife/dans-cafe/a/poi-dri/1098043/362241
     
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  7. Guns

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    if you come a little north of U street there are some grungier but cool/cheap bars, imo. Lyman's Tavern (pinball and PBR on draft), Red Derby, Wonderland Ballroom, Looking Glass Lounge.
     
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    The wife and I always like to stop by Off the Record when in town, which is downstairs in the Hay Adams hotel near the White House. A speakeasy feel for some good, strong $18 drinks. It’s got some history if you look it up and they filmed a few scenes from movies in there like Charlie Wilson’s War. And my wife always likes to steal the coasters.
     
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  9. Lipp

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    If you’re going to be in Logan, hit up Churchkey for beers.

    Also, if you want a small, historic cocktail bar, go the the Round Robin in the Willard hotel. I bring a lot of out of towners there and they love it. The mint julep is particularly good.
     
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    Guns has some good recommendations. Looking Glass is my personal favorite. DC reynolds next door has an awesome BoGo. If you do go to Lyman's or Red Derby grab some tacos at Taqueria Habanero.

    The Raven in Mt. Pleasant is probably the most well known dive in the city. Sabydee up the street is a hole in the wall that serves decent Laotian food.
     
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    Reynolds is closing this spring :feelsbadman:
     
  12. Guns

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    saw that. fuckkkk
     
  13. Icculus is a Bammer

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    Close to Logan at 11th and U is sollys. It’s an Ohio st bar and probably my favorite in the neighborhood. It’s a more of a dive bar which is refreshing considering DC has so many uppity douchebag bars. They have live music I believe thursdays - Saturdays
     
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  14. Lipp

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    It all depends what kind of scene you're looking for. Those upper 14th street/Petworth dive bars are solid hangouts, but they’re mostly local neighborhood bars. While I frequent those types of places in my day to day life, when I’m traveling I usually like to go to areas with more foot traffic and options.

    I agree Solly’s is a good mix of the two because you’re getting the divey feel while being closer in to the center of the city. Boundary Stone is another favorite of mine for a normal bar with good food and a solid beer/whiskey list.
     
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  15. timo

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  16. allothersnsused

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    Service Bar is supposed to be really good but I have not been yet.
     
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  17. Guns

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    +1 to Service Bar. good cocktails but $$
     
  18. timo

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    I personally think the collection of bars and restaurants on the Red Derby block in upper cohi are the best in the city, but that's only because I live in brightwood now and that's about the furthest I want to bike when I'm drinking / it's cold out.
     
  19. allothersnsused

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    We are currently trying to buy a house in south Petworth/north CoHi area. Love that area.
     
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    Never heard “CoHi” before but that can fuck right off with NoMa.
     
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  21. mal630

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    Thanks for the help guys. Really looking forward to this trip.
     
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  22. timo

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    We have a smug as fuck bobcat roaming around
     
  23. timo

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  24. timo

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    I wasn't aware that payment was optional on these
     
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    Maryland plates :shocker:
     
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    Has anyone does the tasting room reservation at Columbia Room? I've got a call into them hopefully I hear back. Its $85++ for 4 drinks with some food. Just trying to figure out how much food we are talking and if my GF is going to be bombed after this. Trying to plan it before or after a dinner.
     
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  28. timo

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    I've never been, but do let us know how it is if you go.
     
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  29. Guns

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    only been there for drinks
     
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  30. rv12

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    Columbia Room is great mal630. I’m good friends with 2 of the partners, when are you trying to go?
     
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    Feb 21 or 22
     
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    The tasting was amazing. Service, food, drinks all fantastic.
     
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  33. timo

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  34. Jc6

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    The DMV has the worst drivers on the planet. I would rather drive on the 405 in LA or 76 in philly than the beltway.

    Virginia drivers are worst offenders imo. Apparently slow moving traffic staying to the right/passing on the left aren’t a thing in VA. You get four lanes of whatever the fuck you want on the beltway traffic patterns be damned. Did I mention the phantom braking?

    Not saying Maryland drivers are much better. Apparently they never learned to take turns in Kindergarten bc they will prevent cars from merging causing traffic to back up further. Yield also apparently means stop.

    My point is that Maryland and Virginia drivers are quite critical of each other’s driving skills when, in fact, they are both astonishingly terrible.
     
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    There’s ample objective data on Maryland drivers being the worst in the region (and one of the worst nationally). I’m from LA and lived in all three places, fwiw.
     
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  36. VASooner

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    How is this even up for debate? Maryland drivers are the absolute WORST.
     
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    Have lived in VA and MD.

    MD drivers are by far the worst at pretty much everything, using turn signals, crossing 2+ lanes at a time, merging, driving slow in the left hand lane. everything.
     
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    I would like to confirm that every accident I’ve seen in the DMV involves MD plates. Can not say the same for VA or DC plates. This is purely scientific and not at all anecdotal.
     
  39. G46

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    MD drivers are the worst. VA and DC drivers aren’t good either, but nothing compares to Maryland. It’s even worse when you catch them in nova
     
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  40. allothersnsused

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    Nothing worse than calling an Uber and seeing MD plates when you walk out to it