laughinglemons said: I just saw that you're from DC, and I'm interning here for another month- anything I absolutely must do before I go home that isn't just the Mall or the Smithsonians? Absolutely any suggestions appreciated.
Wooot! DC! The land of the middle-aged man power trip! ( I wish I was joking, the number of times I’ve almost been hit by a Lexus that *just had* to park right then…) anyways….I am a massive nerd who does spend a ton of time in museums, but other things I’e found are:
Free Movie Screenings! - There are at least 2 of these each week, in Noma and on the Mall, usually food trucks and popcorn abound.
Concerts - If you are of a legal age, there are always some gret shows happening at The Black Cat, the 9:30 Club, or U Street Music Hall. Black Cat has a The Smiths vs. The Cure Dance Off every so often, which is everyones 80s dreams come true. 9:30 is the home to most of the concerts coming through town, and U Hall has some great House dance parties. There are also some giant free concerts, but those tend to be pretty crowded…
Drag at Nellies - If you have not heard, Nellie’s is DC’s best gay sports bar, and has an infamous Drag Brunch - so infamous I haven’t even gotten a reservation yet. They also have Drag Bingo. Bringing singles is suggested (both the money and people kind).
Food! - I’ll try to keep this under control, but I highly suggest Amsterdam Falafel, & pizza, and any Thai restaurant with a punny name (Thai Tanic, Thai x-ing, etc). Also, there is a really great authenic noodle restaurant in Chinatown, I have no idea the name, but there are ducks hanging in the window, so…also I hear the Senate and World Bank lunchrooms are excellent if you happen to know anyone important.
Hole in the Sky - this is a really sweet print shop/gallery that has about monthly gallery nights that tend to be advertised via wheatpaste posters about town. Usually like a $5 cover, and drinks are BYO, and you will suddenly be surrounded with the hippest people you have ever seen. the art is as good as the people watching, and one time they made a giant pizza decorated with Macauley Caulkin’s face.
Dive Bars - again, if you are of a drinking age, I would suggest finding your nearest dive bar and checking it out. Thomas Foolery in Dupont is a favorite on mine. Also, board games at bars is a thing in DC, can’t figure out why…
…and you can always check the Free in DC blog.
Whew, that was a lot. I hope that helps! Any other Washingtonians, DC-ites, whatevers have suggestions to add? (I would love to hear them too…)