April 27, 2011 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Where can I watch the space shuttle launch on Friday in Washington, DC? Or, if there isn't anything going on: shuttle-themed cocktail recipes?

I have already requested the afternoon off and this being DC, there is probably some bar(s) having a party or something, right? Maybe?

If I'll be toasting the astronauts from my couch, any suggestions for appropriate drinks?
posted by troika to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Since it's possibly the pinnacle of the craft, the Aviation seems like a natural choice.
posted by lantius at 3:18 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I would try to ask this in the Got Plans chat on WashingtonPost.com, tomorrow at 1:00. Type of question that's right up their alley.
posted by inigo2 at 3:23 PM on April 27, 2011

Got Plans
posted by inigo2 at 3:25 PM on April 27, 2011

posted by Jawn at 6:48 PM on April 27, 2011

The Diner is having a lift off party. No cocktails, but reduced priced draft beers.
posted by statsgirl at 4:23 AM on April 28, 2011

Best answer: My friend who is a curator at Air & Space says, "The National Air and Space Museum will show the launch on a 20-foot-high projection on the wall in the new Moving Beyond Earth exhibit at the National Mall Building. It's a great place to gather to watch the launch."

No booze, but I bet you could get some astronaut ice cream from the gift shop.
posted by jocelmeow at 9:03 AM on April 28, 2011

Response by poster: I emailed Science Club- they don't have TVs and therefore aren't doing anything special. The Smithsonian, however, is definitely showing it on a giant projection screen. Yessssss.
posted by troika at 2:15 PM on April 28, 2011

Response by poster: In case anyone is checking this, The Pug on H st NE is opening at 3:30...
posted by troika at 10:45 AM on April 29, 2011

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