With all the new night spots opening in Downtown and Midtown over the last few years, I really wanted to highlight these two business that are ready to open in the near future.
As most of you know, a large majority of the bars and clubs that have opened up are of the upscale , $15 - $20 cover, loud DJ, dressed up type places. I'm glad to see that more of these places have opened since there has been a void for someone who wants that scene, but I've been really wanting to see more variety in the offerings of new establishments.
I still enjoy going to places like that from time to time, but for the most part I want the Pub and the lively bar scene now where I don't have to pay $20 to just get in....I will gladly rack up one hell of a bar tab though.
From everything I have seen and heard, these two places will hit the spot for me. De Vere's for the classic pub atmosphere, The Shady Lady for the lower key speakeasy night were you can catch up with old friends over drinks and some lite playing live music in the background.
de Vere's Irish Pub (You guys better have the US v Mexico soccer game on 2/11!!)
Firestone Building - 16th and L Street
Open to the public Jan 30th.
The Shady Lady
14th and R Street
Opening Spring time