Posts Tagged ‘booze’

The Needle: Yeezus Edition

Yo, Kanye, I'm Really Happy for You: U Street Music Hall will play the new Kanye West album, Yeezus, on what's widely considered one of the best sound systems in town tomorrow night. New father West is, after all, the Michael Jordan of music*, so it should be worth checking out. (*: Self-declared) +1
Gentrification Everywhere: [...]

Feds Shut Down Party Shuttle for Partying Too Hard

Washington tour bus company DC Party Shuttle's name suggests that your time on the bus will be fun, like a party. But according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the real party on Party Shuttle was going on in the driver's seat.
Federal investigators shut down Party Shuttle today, declaring the company "an imminent hazard [...]

Ward 5 “Dumping Ground” Argument Goes Down in Court

Nightclubs, bus depots, trash dumps—Ward 5 seems to have more than its fair share of seedy businesses, an issue that has long had residents lamenting their ward's status as a "dumping ground." Whether that perception is true or not, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled today that the "dumping ground" argument  won't stand up in [...]

Nationals Park Beers Some of Baseball’s Most Expensive

Drinking at Nationals Park is a good way to avoid actually watching baseball. But that blessed escape will still be pricey this year, with CNN Money declaring that beer prices at Nationals Park are some of the highest in the league. D.C. Sports Bog compares that to the original prices at the stadium:
As you can [...]

Loudoun County Considers Getting Sloppy

In the words of the criminally underrated 2006 film Priceless, "Getting drunk in the daytime is like having a secret." There's no better way to get day-drunk than at the pool, but this right has been forbidden to most Northern Virginia pool users by local ordinances keeping drinks away from the water.
The Washington Business Journal [...]

Drunk Guy Video Is Real, Says Creator

After I posted video of a drunk guy trying to fight with a D.C. fire department vehicle last weekend, a few people, even some in this very office, suggested the footage was fake. The drunk guy truther argument, so far, is essentially two-fold:

Where does the distant shot at the beginning come from?
How can something so [...]

Video: Drunk Guy Attacking Fire Department Car Is All Of Us

Update, 3:55 p.m.: The video's creator says it's real.
Not everyone had a good time over Inauguration weekend, like Republicans and this guy, who alternately tries to beat up, play matador with, and beg for a job from a D.C. fire department car, only to fall to the ground.
A DCFEMS spokesman said he didn't have information [...]

Sunday Liquor Sales Could Start in a Few Weeks

Thanks to Mayor Vince Gray, it's now a little easier to get your drink on in D.C., starting today. Not like we needed the help.
Gray signed the D.C. Council's omnibus alcohol bill yesterday, meaning that the  the following changes to D.C. booze law go into effect today:

Businesses can now apply for "wine pub" permits.
Grocery stores, [...]

The Needle: Horse on the Loose

The Great Escape: Incredibly, a horse that escaped from a Laurel Park racetrack this morning avoided serious injury. +3
Train in Vain: So, who's doing a hit piece on smart growth spiritual leader David Alpert? +/- 0

Washingtonians Very Drunk

Congratulations, D.C. After reaching the heights of bad driving, adultery, and rudeness last year, the city is starting 2013 strong in the arbitrary rankings department by landing the ninth spot on the Daily Beast's list of America's drunkest cities.
The District lost out to other cities that experienced an influx of young people, like Austin, and [...]

Throwing a Virgin-Sacrificing Party Is Hard

Earlier this month, a Craigslist ad tried to recruit virgins to pose as end-of-the-world party props. But throwing a virgin-sacrificing Mayan calendar bash isn't all fun. In fact, judging by emails from the party planner, it actually sounds like a lot of hard work.
First of all, beggars can't exactly be choosers. And if you're hiring "virgins" [...]

Free Taxi SoberRide Program Returns

So you indulged in a few too many bourbon-laced eggnogs and found yourself throwing back shots with the interns at the holiday office party. Bed is calling. But how are you getting home?
Thankfully for you and many other D.C. residents, SoberRide is back. Running from last Friday until Jan. 1, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s [...]

D.C. Virgins Wanted for Sacrifice Party

Weird Craigslist: normally all fun and games, bros broing bros and people trading sexual favors for hurricane supplies. But not anymore! Today's Craigslist brings the forboding news that someone in our metropolitan region is planning to throw a party, and they need some virgins to douse in fake blood.
The bash is being held on Dec. [...]

Bar Cancels “Drink Like A Indian” Event, Replaces With Free Drinks

Bad news, brohans: McFadden's has canceled its controversial "Drink Like A Indian" (sic) promotion. In an email Friday night, the Pennsylvania Avenue bar apologized, sort of:
It has come to our attention that one of our Thanksgiving events has caused some concern to our guests. The Pilgrims and Indians party, originally scheduled for Tuesday [...]

D.C. Bar Urges Customers to “Drink Like an Indian”

After McFadden's landed at the top of Complex's list of D.C.'s Douchiest Bars, I spent a little time defending them. They're OK—they're a kind of fun college bar!
Well, turns out I was wrong, because they went and did something heinous (above). No, not the caramel apple shots (although those too). DCist points out that, with [...]

...