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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/11/2009

Making Friends at Last Night's Happy Hour

By Anne Kenderdine

Game on at Public Bar. (Dakota Fine)

In yesterday's chat, there was some debate about how easy it is to strike up a conversation with new people at our happy hours, so I'm curious -- what did you think? Did the fact that the Gurus were wearing Going Out Guide T-shirts help you pick us out? Did anybody try to meet someone new?

At least a few of you showed it can be done and came up to us last night to chat. I personally had a great time learning from you about things going on in the city -- special thanks to Michelle for the tip on the gymnastics classes.

Maybe it was the sports bar vibe at Public Bar, but overall I felt like it was a pretty laid-back affair. There were Steelers fans in jerseys as well as people in suits and work clothes, and because of the multiple floors, the crowds were pretty evenly spread out, which meant conversation was easier to hear.

At the end of the happy hour, we gave away a $50 bar tab to Public Bar, plus a $100 gift certificate to Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont. We're excited to say that the pair of tickets to see U2 on Sept. 29 goes to the lucky Samantha Austin!

If you couldn't make it to this one, we're hoping to see you next month. Our happy hours are always the second Thursday of the month, and we're keeping our fall theme going with an Oktoberfest happy hour, Oct. 8 at Capitol City Brewing Company across from Union Station.

-- Anne

P.S. Check back later on today to see pictures from last night.

By Anne Kenderdine  | September 11, 2009; 10:53 AM ET
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Free and Cheap, Misc.  
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