Best Reason To Visit National Harbor
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I’ll tell it to you straight: It’s not the food. The best reason to visit National Harbor is for its tourist atmosphere. Indulge your fantasy to live la vida loca—or la vida tacky. Whatever. Just shed the pretension that’s so ingrained of D.C. residents and sing and clap and laugh at Bobby McKey’s. The dueling piano bar will make you forget all about health care reform as the room erupts in “hold me closer, tiny dancer.” Before the third round of shots, and the inevitable dancing on stage, get some grease into your stomach with an array of perfectly acceptable (once tipsy, that is) dips: crab and roasted red pepper, spinach and artichoke, or steak and cheese. One more tip: Leave some bills with your Kelly Clarkson song request.