Too Hot, Let’s Plop a Squat! With highs over 100 degress, I’m not going far. The perfect excuse to check out the social scene in my own backyard, Capitol Hill.
There are 2 entertainment strips in Capitol Hill:
H Street Corridor (Cap. Hill NE):
- A “work in progress” dedicated to live music, dive bars, and a haven for hipsters.
Barrack’s Row (Cap. Hill SE)
- An “old time” Main St. with good restaurants, unique bars (ex: Banana Piano Cafe, Phase 1 (popular lesbian bar)), and cupcakes!
I have lists for both (see my To Do List under “Capitol Hill”), but I know I won’t be able to do one completely (let alone both). We’ll see what ends up happening.
Barrack's Row it is! #letthenightbegin—
Ryan Burdick (@Ryan_Burdick) July 08, 2012
I’ve been down to 8th St. SE a bunch for Capitol Hill Bikes and to hit both the Sweet Lobby & Hello Cupcake. By day, it’s a bustling part of the neighborhood. At night, it’s much calmer and a great place to kick back, spend a night with friends, or grab a drink…after the Nationals Game.
I started at , which was where I met Doug & Jenna (two Nationals fans celebrating a win after the game) who I spent the rest of the night listening to GREAT piano music, drinking Mojitos, and hitting two other bars in the neighborhood: Phase 1 & Remingtons.
- Banana Cafe: the highlight of the night.
- Phase 1 said Jenna was too drunk, so they didn’t let us in.
- Remingtons: low key, maybe too low key. They teach line-dancing on Friday nights, but not many were struttin their stuff on a Saturday.
Barrack’s Row also has some great restaurants, best best tasting cupcakes in DC (“Best of DC: Cupcakes” spoiler!), and obviously a few great bars. Undoubtedly, I will be back to spend another fun evening when I either:
A) Don’t want to venture too far from home
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