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Talk about a story getting mileage!
Last week, the talk of town during Thursday Happy Hour was Complex’s compilation of the 25 Douchiest Bars in DC. We’re not going to get into an etymological discussion on just how appropriate the word “douchey” was to refer to this compilation of bars, although according to ToTville, it appears that TruOrleans, one of our neighborhood entries on the list, is “closed until further notice” so maybe “douchey” is now akin to a curse, perhaps. DCist pondered some of the selections– we admit, we were scratching our heads too.
BYT compiled their feel-good list of 25 LEAST Douchey bars– which is a charming and nice way to celebrate the best watering holes the city has to offer. And our Hill entries, the Tune Inn, Rock and Roll Hotel and the Red Palace, are all great places to drink and be entertained. (For the Tune Inn, the jackalope, and the deer butt count as entertainment. I am simple like that.)
Now we turn our attention to the Hill’s bars, both douchey and non-. I live within walking/drunken shouting distance of the Union Pub, which some may (and perhaps, should) call douchey. However, I don’t relish having people telling me just how mistaken I am, so I will just tell you of the many times I’ve had the dubious honor of hearing some very drunk patrons, who possibly came from the Union Pub, stumbling and loudly declaring their love for thong underwear around 3 am, so if that doesn’t count as a breeding ground for douchestasticness, I don’t know what does. But anyway… we are here to compile an informal list of love, so let’s have at it: which is your most beloved bar on the Hill?
Yes, we realize that we are undertaking a mission of epic proportions: Capitol Hill is the largest neighborhood in the city, after all, and as such, there are all kinds of bars hidden high and low. Also, even parts of Northwest are technically considered the Hill, (because otherwise, how did My Brother’s Place end up being considered a Hill bar?) which means that we’ll not just get the usual “you missed so-and-so” comments but also the “THAT IS NOT THE HILL” comments.
Okay. I am starting with my nearest and dearest neck of the woods area. Vote away!