Most of the time, day-drinking in Washington is about fun: brunch, tailgating, Saturday. By getting boozy before sundown, you’ve taken a holiday from the responsibilities of the daytime. But with the sequester set to go into effect at the end of the week—barring some miraculous congressional intervention—federal employees will soon have a new, less happy [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’
Last Call For The Alcohol: Closing time at District bars looks likely to remain 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. A D.C. Council committee voted 3-2 to block Mayor Vince Gray's proposal to extend alcohol sales for an extra hour, instead recommending to raise taxes on drinks. Which, to be honest, is [...]
The Early Brunch Catches the Worm: A leisurely weekend morning spent guzzling mimosas and bloody Marys typically wouldn't get started until nearly noon; after all, the Venn diagram intersection of "people up early on a Sunday" and "people who want to drink on Sunday mornings" isn't usually very large. But the city's coffers need a [...]
Go ahead and drink all you want this holiday weekend: free cabs will be around to tote you home from the bar once again.
Just before the Fourth of July, the organizers of SoberRide managed to scrape together the $31,000 they needed to keep the program running. MillerCoors kicked in $15,000 (which, presumably, it'll make back [...]
If there's anything that Brazil and Portugal fans can agree upon–well, besides Portuguese, of course–perhaps it's the flickering high-def bliss of the area's "Best Soccer Pub." Or maybe the baja wrap. Correspondent C.T. Schwink reports from Summers Restaurant in Arlington, during Friday's 10 a.m. clash of South American and European powers.
The Dutch have always been among the brightest soccer fans. Well, at least visually. Special correspondent Juliana Brint reports from Mackey's Public House at 1823 L Street NW, awash in orange for Thursday's Netherlands-Cameroon match up. "A fair number of orange clad fans here already," she reports 10 minutes prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. "Best costume thus far: guy [...]
The Issue: Local 16, a U Street bar and restaurant owned by Aman Ayoubi, allegedly violated its voluntary agreement with neighbors. A local resident, Allen Smith, complained to D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham about a "long-standing issue regarding noise," claiming that Local 16 "[operated] more as a night club than it [did] as a restaurant." But, [...]
Will early morning alcohol sales dry up across the District if the United States fails to advance to the World Cup knockout round? Only Algeria stands in the way of more ante meridiem revelry. Special correspondent Kim Chi Ha tries to report from Lucky Bar, where she is turned away shortly before Wednesday's 10 a.m. kickoff–"reached maximum capacity a while ago," she reports–and [...]
Popular H Street NE hangout The Argonaut is closed following an apparent kitchen fire on Sunday morning. Photos of the extensive damage have been posted on the place's own web site, which also dishes up some details on the Argo's post-blaze hangover:
Most of you may not know this, but our kitchen used to be an alley. Which means that [...]
Change is coming to Georgetown. Or, at least, more booze is coming.
In a ruling handed down Wednesday, D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board unanimously voted to amend a decades-old liquor license moratorium in Georgetown.
Since 1989, Georgetown has been notoriously stingy with its liquor licenses—at any given point, no more than 61 licenses were issued in the [...]
Another round, please!
In commemoration of D.C. Emancipation Day, bars in the District will be allowed to keep the drinks coming until 3 a.m. Friday morning.
The city's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) informs us via Twitter: “DC gov't offices are closed this Friday – bars can stay open an extra hr Thurs night!"
Dimitri P. Mallios, Washington's "dean of Alcoholic Beverage Control attorneys," died yesterday at 77.
Mallios was first among a relatively small cadre of D.C. attorneys representing restaurants, bars, clubs, and hotels in front of city liquor authorities; his services helped myriad establishments navigate an arcane licensing process and fend off countless neighbors and advisory neighborhood commissions.
Jared Bowers was arrested after hoisting himself on top of a van in front of the Starboard, dropping his pants and twirling his dick at a bustling Route 1. In the police report, one bystander described the maneuver as a “whirlybird.”
That was last year. In 2009, Bowers has managed three arrests, scoring a felony on [...]
Perhaps this is Dewey crime at its most essential: several teenagers mobbing a 40-year-old woman inside a very crowded Mama Celeste’s, slipping on slices of pizza, mashing cheese fries into the floor. The most serious injury? An 18-year-old girl with bite marks in her forehead.
Sorry to break this news: But it turns out that mixing caffeine and alcohol may not the best way to party all night and get up for work the next morning, chipper as ever.
The maker of the caffeinated schnapps Wide Eye has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its advertisements were “deceptive, unsubstantiated, and [...]