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Going Out Gurus: March 16, 2008 - March 22, 2008

Dinner Hopping Near the Verizon Center

A trip to the Verizon Center usually means an after-game drink or dish at a few reliable spots, like Matchbox, Clyde's or Jaleo. This month, newcomers Leeloo and Asia Nine jumped into the fray. Earlier this week, a friend and...

By Julia Beizer  |  March 19, 2008; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Restaurants  
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Games People Play: Skeeball and Bingo

A bit of the beach has come to Seventh Street, as the newly expanded Rocket Bar adds two Skee-Ball machines, among other amusements, and Drag Bingo has moved to U Street after the closing of Dupont Circle's Club Chaos....

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 18, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Scenes from St. Patrick's Day: Mackey's Irish Pub

Mackey's is the odd one out on my St. Patrick's Day crawls. There's no cover charge. As late as 4:25 p.m., the L Street pub has plenty of two things: suits and seats. Except for the staff's accessories, there are...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Scenes From St. Patrick's Day: Fado

Chris Wetzel barhops between D.C. and Annapolis on St. Patrick's Day. (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) 4:05 p.m.: Fado The staff of Fado know it's one of the most popular Irish bars in town, and they know it's going to be busy on...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Scenes from St. Patrick's Day: The Irish Channel's Piper

Mike Scott performs on H Street NW. (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) 3:30 p.m.: The Irish Channel Inside the Irish Channel, crowds were listening to Irish-born troubadour Brian Gaffney sing ballads and play acoustic guitar. Out on the sidewalk, kilted bagpiper Mike Scott...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Scenes From St. Patrick's Day: The Dubliner

Crazy headgear sponsored by Bailey's Irish Creme. (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) 3 p.m.: The Dubliner The main floor at the Dubliner is a sea of green and white top hats -- styrofoam top hats, provided by Bailey's. But those aren't the only...

By Anne  |  March 17, 2008; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Scenes from St. Patrick's Day: Ireland's Four Courts

Imagine if Tom Selleck were Irish ... (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) 1 p.m.: Ireland's Four Courts The party's underway at Ireland's Four Courts in Arlington, where men in business suits are having pints of Guinness at the bar before heading back to...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Scenes From St. Patrick's Day: McFadden's

Joe Paternoster lifts a pint at McFadden's Monday Morning. (Fritz Hahn/washingtonpost.com) 9 a.m.: Morning Mayhem at McFadden's It was an inauspicious start for St. Patrick's Day. I made it through the morning commute to Foggy Bottom without seeing anyone wearing...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  St. Patrick's Day  
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Free and Easy Events

Every week, the Going Out Gurus suggest ways to enjoy Washington's cultural scene without spending any money. Have an idea for us? Send it to events@washingtonpost.com. Monday The Mayor's Arts Awards at the Kennedy Center Mayor Adrian Fenty will host...

By Fritz Hahn  |  March 17, 2008; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Misc.  
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