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Bar or restaurant near Dupont Circle for birthday drinks/apps/dinner

My birthday's coming up, and I'm looking for a place near Dupont Circle (DC) to get together with friends and co-workers after work on a Friday where many of us can have dinner, but which will also smoothly accomodate some people coming in and out for drinks only (and people ordering their apps and/or entrees at different times.) Basically I'd like to be there for at least 2 to 3 hours but for it to be no problem for some people to come late or leave early, and for people to feel equally welcome either to stop by for a few drinks or to arrive at any point, have dinner and stick around to possibly continue elsewhere afterwards. [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jan 18, 2013 - 9 answers

When to show up for a 6:30 flight from DCA?

I've got a 6:30 am flight from DCA this Wednesday. When do I have to show up? And how long will it take me via cab from Adams Morgan? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jan 14, 2013 - 9 answers

Barack Obama Dance Party! Jan 21st, Washington DC!

I'm going to the Presidential Inauguration this month, in Washington DC, and I'd like to solicit tips and tricks to make the day go smooth for me. The last time I was in DC was 8 years ago, and it was for a day trip. What to do? What to avoid? What is security going to be like, will they have food and drink for sale, etc. If you went in 2009, what was it like? How did you survive the day? Also, I have written both of my Senators for tickets, and have heard nothing back from them, so I'm going under the assumption that I didn't get any. Thus, I will probably be watching the ceremony on the National Mall. If I end up here, where's the best place to stand? I'm flying in from Seattle for this, I'm not missing it! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jan 10, 2013 - 24 answers

What to look for with movers in Northern VA/DC area?

Moving just up the road in Arlington (Northern VA) but have quite a bit of stuff that I don't trust me and my friends to not mess up. So what do I look for in a professional moving company? [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Birmingham to Boston Road Trip

What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Please convert Chicago neighborhoods to DC equivalents for me

Where in the DC area might I find my kind of community? Would love if you can explain the vibes of DC's neighborhoods in terms of the vibes of Chicago's neighborhoods. [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Dec 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Beer Flights in Washington, DC

My GF's birthday wish was to go out for beer flights, and my Google Fu is failing me. I am looking for places in Washington, DC that serve beer flights and for bonus points that either have an awesome beer selection and/or more ambiance than a Gordon Biersch. (Note, I am not looking for places that just have awesome beer. I am looking for places in DC that have awesome beer flights available)
posted by forkisbetter on Dec 12, 2012 - 18 answers

2-3 ways of relaxation

Can you recommend any great spas or resorts for grownups, within 3 hours driving from DC, for a couple of sisters? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Dec 10, 2012 - 6 answers

that'd be super, thanks

What are the superhero animated DVDs to get? What are the superhero comics of the last few years to get? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Dec 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Now? Do we buy the tickets now?!

We are going to Prague/Budapest in mid-to-late March. When should we buy tickets? (Now? Is it now?) And what's your favorite secret special travel site or best airline recommendation? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Dec 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Please help me find a hotel in DC

Does this hotel exist? I need a place on the 4th of this month, walking distance from a DC Metro stop for $175 or less per night. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 1, 2012 - 11 answers

A few cheap towns near DC?

Where should I move in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic US that is within a few hours drive or (better) train ride of both DC and NYC? I'll be working from home and have a few additional "nice to have" requirements inside... [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Nov 29, 2012 - 19 answers

DC is fun!

I'll be in DC next/this weekend. Where should we eat, what should we see? Shorter events are appreciated! [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Nov 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Where to get a quietclassy drink in DC?

I'm looking for a quiet and classy hotel lobby in DC where a couple can have a drink tonight. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Moving Downtown - But where?

Help me figure out which DC neighborhoods would be the best to focus my condo/townhouse hunting on. Schools/safety/price - snowflakes available inside. [more inside]
posted by dadici on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Baby tips for car-free biking couple in Washington DC?

We're Brits in Washington DC about to have our first baby! We have bicycles but don't own a car (use Zipcar / taxis). All the standard baby-prep advice seems to assume owning a car... so do you guys have any tips for car-free baby living? In particular: car seats (for occasional use / quick installation), diaper services and bike trailers? Details inside! [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on Nov 18, 2012 - 16 answers

What magazines should an entrepreneur in D.C. subscribe to?

What magazines / newsletters should an businessperson / entrepreneur in D.C. subscribe to in order to get connected? [more inside]
posted by kindel on Nov 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Not afraid of a little rain

Stuck in DC, suggestions for fun things to do Tuesday and Wednesday? [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Oct 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Clothing culture shock: getting a woman from the lab to Capitol Hill

Business clothing for female scientist working in Washington DC. [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Oct 20, 2012 - 15 answers

You Can Go Home Again... right?

Moving back after 10 years: what to watch out for? [more inside]
posted by psoas on Oct 11, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm not biking this whole way just to take a picture in front of the White House.

Biking to Washington, DC, arriving Oct 19 and leaving the 21st. What should I do (bike-related and not) while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by vulgar_wheat on Oct 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Old Country Wedding in the New World

Looking for a rustic wedding venue in the DC/Virginia/MD (and potentially WV) region where the soon-to-be Mrs. Oneironaut and I can take over for the whole weekend, roast whole lambs, have a county fair atmosphere, and have the music and dancing go all night. We want to be able to control the space, have a house and potentially a few cabins available, and be within 30 minutes of a town with hotels. Any leads appreciated! And, this question is similar to this one, but we're anticipating more like 150 people, and don't need to be within an hour of the airport.
posted by oneironaut on Sep 21, 2012 - 4 answers

What D.C. activities on a need-to-know basis?

What off-the-beaten-path activities can I do in D.C.? I would love to do something that makes me feel a bit like a VIP. I want the city to seem like it does in a spy novel. Seeing the vintage Congressional bathrooms, getting a behind the scenes tour of the Library of Congress, and unusual sights like the Pentagon's gold AK-47 are the kind of things I'm after. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Sep 17, 2012 - 13 answers

We want football but not much else.

We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Sep 16, 2012 - 8 answers

I want to customize my house without the elbow grease and project disasters.

Are there stores/services that will DIY for me? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Sep 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Do I need a cleaner or an organizer for my disaster of an apartment?

Do I need a housekeeper / cleaner or an organizer? I think I'm somewhere in the middle but there's no one in the middle apparently, so which way should I go? (USA, DC area) [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

A recommendation for a psychotherapist in DC?

I'm looking for a psychotherapist in Washington, D.C. and would appreciate a recommendation. I've been seeing a psychiatrist for a year, but don't feel that I'm making much progress with her. Though she's been helpful in certain ways, she jumps too quickly to (often-erroneous) conclusions, she puts too much weight on things I said months ago in passing and she doesn't inspire confidence in me that she sees a bigger picture or is connecting the dots in a way that I can't alone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Mawwiage, Mawwiage Weception Is What Bwings Us Togever Today.

What are some good restaurant/bar venues in DC to host a medium-sized reception in mid-October? It's for a low-key wedding reception for friends. Considerations are: availability of private or semi-private space that can accomodate 40-50 people, relatively inexpensive catering menu, and a huge bonus would be something that offers outdoor/rooftop space. [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Aug 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Commuting by bike - soup to nuts

Biking to work. Don't even own a bicycle. I have a month to prepare. Please impart your wisdom on this newbie. [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Aug 23, 2012 - 27 answers

Recommendations for hot air balloon or helicopter tour in DC?

Recommendations for hot air balloon or helicopter tour in DC? [more inside]
posted by telsa on Aug 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Need help with restaurants in Washington DC please.

Need help with two types of restaurants in Washington DC please. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 15, 2012 - 33 answers

Where should we go on short notice?

Help us plan a trip on REALLY short notice! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Aug 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Where to live on the East coast?

Help me pick an east coast city! Boston, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia or NYC? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Jul 21, 2012 - 16 answers

Pedicure in DC?

Pedicure in Washington DC. I'm at the start of a long visit, and my feet hurt already! [more inside]
posted by jrochest on Jul 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Making the Most of Free Time

I've got an utterly free week coming up in DC. What should I do with my time? [more inside]
posted by troika on Jul 17, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me deliver a bacon-peanut butter-honey-and-banana birthday donut to someone in Washington, D.C.!

I would like to surprise a friend in Washington, D.C. for his birthday with a special treat; however, it's a donut made in a mom-and-pop store here in Dallas, and I won't be flying up there anytime soon. Can you help me figure out a hack for this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jul 12, 2012 - 21 answers

Where can I play basketball in Washington DC area (Bethesda) late at night?

Where can I play basketball in Washington DC (Bethesda) area late at night? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Sailing away from DC!

Do you know of any good places within a 2-hour commute of DC where it's possible to rent a sailboat and stay somewhere cheap for a weekend? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jul 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Rent-A-Puppy

I'm not exactly sure how to phrase this question, but I'm looking to have access to a room full of puppies for an hour or two in DC. Help me! [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jun 29, 2012 - 15 answers

Paddy in DC?

Where in the DC area can I buy Paddy Irish Whiskey? [more inside]
posted by Luminiferous Ether on Jun 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Outdoorsy weekends around DC?

For a weekend, where can we escape DC? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jun 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me get out of DC environs (but still commute to UMD)

I'm having trouble mashing up neighborhood recommendations, apartment listings, and public transportation maps. Could you advise me on places to rent way outside of the main University of Maryland campus/DC area (e.g. no Silver Spring!) that still let me commute into campus via less than 2 hour public transportation? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Is this Dick Cheney's Secret Lair?

What's hiding under this hill? [more inside]
posted by jindc on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 answers

What should I do with a free morning in Washington DC?

I will be landing in Washington DC at 8am on Saturday. I'm alone and have the morning free - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by theuninvitedguest on Jun 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Where should we buy our next house? How do we narrow down neighborhood choices?

Where in Southern Maryland should a young family start looking for a home to grow in? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Jun 12, 2012 - 21 answers

dupont dinner

DC restaurant recommendation in Dupont - looking for a quieter place for a work dinner [more inside]
posted by seesom on Jun 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Where should I spend the night after arriving into Washington, but not necessarily IN Washington?

Looking for recommendations for a nice hotel, inn or B&B near Washington DC, southwards-ish down towards the I95. [more inside]
posted by generichuman on May 28, 2012 - 19 answers

Awesome Birthday Celebration in DC!

What is something unique and awesome we can do for my friend's 30th birthday party? DC specific suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by cessair on May 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Policy Solutions for DC Prisoners?

I'm doing a research and policy project on DC prisoners. I'm looking for information and personal stories on what the situation is like for DC prisoners serving time in the federal system. I'm also interested in information on conditions in the former DC Prison at Lorton. I'd like to compare conditions before and after the closure of Lorton and make some recommendations for how to improve outcomes for DC inmates, both during their sentences and after release. [more inside]
posted by Amy Phillips on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

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