YAY  3:16 pm December 2, 2008

by Jim Newell

  • SO CLUTCH: Oh you must, Washington D.C., you must let everyone drink until 5 a.m. on Inauguration Day, at your bars. Also: please find a way to sell alcohol at your alcohol stores after 10 p.m. (This is the terrible town we live in, America.) [Shenanigans]
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nurple December 2, 2008 at 3:21 pm

DC should have Tijuana as a sister city. Then you’d learn some fun.

finallyhappy December 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Actually, Jim Graham, DC City Councilman, is supporting bars to be open 24 hours a day from January 17 to the 21. I don’t know him personally- is he a noted drunk or own a bar?

InsidiousTuna December 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Wonkette meet-up. I nominate… Hmm. Fuck, what is that called, the Fox and Hound bar at 17th and Q? Or we could go hang with the LNS crew at the Tombs or wherever.

mattbolt December 2, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I know somewhere else where you can drink until 5 am! It’s called “a house”, there’s no cover and you don’t get harassed by 40-something hipsters

bago December 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Oh! It’s Sylvan learning center. For some reason I was thinking Sybian.

freakishlystrong December 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm

I think it would have made more sense for the bars to be open 24X7 for the last eight years.

Godot December 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm

[re=189189]bago[/re]: Now there’s a learning center I can support!

shanemcgowan December 2, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Just remember that drinking on Inauguration Day is like praying in public school. The government can’t coerce the drinking, but it can’t stop you from doing it on your own.

I’m sure that the Axis of Fun is having a party somewhere.

actor212 December 2, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Hm, I’d bet this is one Executive Order Bush would be cheered for…

actor212 December 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

[re=189188]mattbolt[/re]: If I was just two years younger, I’d take exception the 40-something crack.

InsidiousTuna December 2, 2008 at 3:37 pm

[re=189182]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Trio’s! It’s Trio’s Fox and Hound, there at 17th and Q, near gay Dupont.

rmontcal December 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

[re=189192]freakishlystrong[/re]: hahaha Yeah, now is the time for us to dunk our collective heads in a bucket of cold water and get down to business.

Kev-O-Tron December 2, 2008 at 3:40 pm

That’s fucking sweet! KevoTron will be hitting the capitol for the inauguration and he likes his drinks served late into the evening. Any advice from the locals? I’m flying in on the sixteenth.

freakishlystrong December 2, 2008 at 3:48 pm

[re=189206]rmontcal[/re]: I’m not drawing a sober breath until January 21st…

problemwithcaring December 2, 2008 at 3:49 pm

[re=189209]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: Yes, after the 17 hundred stories about the Inauguration Clusterfuck on WaPo.com, this was a bright spot. We will be able to get shit-faced drunk and numb ourselves, before we asphyxiate during the inevitable stampede on the Mall.

Doglessliberal December 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm

[re=189209]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: what’s your budget? If you want some fine dining, try to score a reservation at Restaurant Eve Tasting Room (Bistro is great, too, as is eating at the bar–full menu). http://www.restauranteve.com/ The owners also run Eammon’s fish and chips place up the street in Alexandria, and it is much cheaper. http://www.eamonnsdublinchipper.com/ Old Town Alexandria is a fun visit in general. And even though the weather will be awful, I recommend getting out for walks along the GW Parkway and to the FDR Memorial. We saw a pair of eagles in a tree five feet off the Parkway yesterday just below Alexandria.

freakishlystrong December 2, 2008 at 3:55 pm

[re=189225]Doglessliberal[/re]: I love Old Town..is the Irish bar still there?

Doglessliberal December 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

[re=189233]freakishlystrong[/re]: take your pick! There are at least three. The best is O’Connell’s down in the first block of King. http://www.danieloconnells.com/history.jsp It is also the newest. For a great (locally owned) bakery for coffee, etc, Firehook is right around the corner, almost at the corner of Union and King.

Kev-O-Tron December 2, 2008 at 4:03 pm

[re=189225]Doglessliberal[/re]: That sounds nice. I’m quite familiar with DC as I have LOTS of family and friends in the NoVa area. I’m actually a former Georgetown resident (when I was an infant). I rather enjoy the FDR and the mall in general but I’m afraid this whole shenanigan may be something I regret. I’m coming to DC to look for work but would love to meet up with some wonkette people for drinks.

Doglessliberal December 2, 2008 at 4:04 pm

[re=189253]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: we should try to arrange a Wonkette thing, maybe even get our humble editors involved (we need to get Ken back east to cover this Historic Moment)

freakishlystrong December 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

[re=189252]Doglessliberal[/re]: It was O’Connell’s, thank you! We used to get drunk and sing the Unicorn Song, I would suggest that one for inauguration night, very fitting!

tunamelt December 2, 2008 at 4:12 pm

[re=189205]InsidiousTuna[/re]: Aren’t you 19? Not that I’m stopping ya.

InsidiousTuna December 2, 2008 at 4:13 pm

[re=189258]Doglessliberal[/re]: I called for a Wonkette Meet-Up way back when this was posted. I stand by my nomination of Trio’s.

Doglessliberal December 2, 2008 at 4:18 pm

[re=189281]InsidiousTuna[/re]: There are lots of good candidate for locations, but it cannot be on Inauguration day or night because it will be impossible to get anywhere that day. Metro is going to be overwhelmed, plus, most of us have to work that day.

TGY December 2, 2008 at 4:30 pm

This means Wonkette can post far into the night, yes?

IslandGirlFL December 2, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Could someone give me some phone numbers and talking points please! I’m coming in from the buckle of the bible belt and am planning on doing some serious drinking. Lobbying is in order. And by all means, let’s organize a meet up. I can’t wait to meet Angryblkguy and magic titty.

finallyhappy December 2, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Quarry House- Silver Spring but I do not care what anyone says- the tater tots make me sick.

Doglessliberal December 2, 2008 at 4:47 pm

[re=189330]IslandGirlFL[/re]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/?nid=top_gog

rockstarjoe December 2, 2008 at 5:01 pm

I vote for Chief Ike’s.

smashtheduck December 2, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Fox and Hound works for me. They let me mix my own drinks with those nifty lil bottles of tonic. Therefore, they are awesome.

qwerty42 December 2, 2008 at 5:49 pm

[re=189268]freakishlystrong[/re]: the gd unicorn song? back o’ me hand to ye. Ye’ll start drinking (Irish) and not stop until the SWAT team is there. Then with The Minstrel Boy playing, you’ll go out to face them. Oh wait, that’s for St Patrick’s Day.

Chuckie Jesus December 2, 2008 at 6:47 pm

It’s always 15 year old Laphroaig at Chuckie Jesus’. Where a kid can be a kid.

Lazy Media December 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm

The best pizza in the known universe (well, within 200 miles of the Capitol) is Pizzeria Paradiso on P Street, west of Dupont Circle. There’s also one in Georgetown, but I haven’t been there.

The most well-known Irish bar in Old Town is Murphy’s, but it’s awful popular with tourists and the younger set.

Lazy Media December 2, 2008 at 6:58 pm

[re=189330]IslandGirlFL[/re]: I vote for Finn Maccool’s on 8th SE. Jim Newell has been known to drink there before, and it’s walking distance from my apt.

hrhkingfriday December 2, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Yeah! I have to work the day after, so it’ll be fun seeing all the drunk people on the metro in to work at 5am.

hrhkingfriday December 2, 2008 at 10:27 pm

[re=189476]Lazy Media[/re]: Finn Maccools is no more, thank god. Total douchetrap.

Robobot December 2, 2008 at 10:58 pm

I hope, for the sake of the suckers who are shelling out several thousand Jew gold to live in our house during the Inauguration weeks, that D.C. loosens up some drinking laws. Otherwise the poor fucks would be stuck here MD partying at the Thirsty Turtle with the leftover college goons- and no one deserves that. I can not think of a single MD bar that doesn’t suck hairy Palin balls.

If any of you out-of-towners are staying in quaint Virginia horse country during inauguration- and I know a ton of you are- I recommend Molly’s pub in Warrenton. Great chips, good pours, and not full of stuffy old money.

BigLar December 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I am going to hate myself for knowing this, but they sing the “Unicorn Song” at Murphy’s not O’Connell’s. As a resident of Old Town (when I’m not here in glorious vacations spots like Afghanistan), I can say that Murphy’s is OT’s tourist trap. If you want to mingle with the locals, O’Connell’s or better yet Union Street. Union will have the better post-inaugural crowd (conflict-of-interest note: I hang at Union enough where I should be a part owner).

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