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All right, you've been working at NIST all week long and now, it's time for party… Fine! But wait a minute… Where are you going to go?

Well, here we are! Stop looking around, you are in good hands! First, be sure that there are a lot (I mean it) of things to do in the DC area. So, I chose to talk about bars and nightclubs.

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Gaithersburg

The choice is quite limited but some bars should keep you for long evenings.

  • The Buffalo Billiards located on 401 East Diamond Avenue (301-977-7665) host concerts or DJs on weekend nights and serves good beer.
  • Summit Station Brewpub (227 East Diamond Avenue) is also a restaurant has an interesting happy hour from 4PM to 7Pm.
  • If you're looking for a Guinness, don't miss Mrs. O'Leary's Restaurant and Irish Pub (555 Quince Orchard Road). You won't regret it.
  • Dogfish Head Alehouse
  • Firehouse Cue

Washington DC

The nation's capital offers a large choice of bars, lounges and nightclubs in all of his districts. Some of them are most famous for their night life.

http://www.justelounge.com - http://www.sexinthecitydc.com

Lazy Sunday afternoon

Adams Morgan

  • Madam's Organ : One of the best bar in town if you wish to listen good music and live band. Check out their web site
  • Common Share : At The Common Share in Adams-Morgan the drinks are cheap - it's always $2 for any beer, mixed drink or shot. 3226 18th St. NW - Ph: 202/588-7180
  • Club Heaven and Hell : 2327 18th St. NW, Washington PHONE 202/667-4355

Georgetown

  • Lulu's : Great place for salsa music. Free salsa lessons on Tuesday at 7PM. Better call before...
  • Georgetown Station
  • Third Edition :1218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington AT M Street - Phone 202/333-3700
  • Blue Gin : Urban/Dance club - $10 entree fee - 1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20007 - Phone 202.965.5555 - http://www.bluegindc.com/
  • Paper moon : Evening is restaurant, at night a club - 1073 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 - Telephone: 202-965-6666

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is historically the gay neighborhood of Washington, although the community has shifted East-ward with the real estate boom. Besides the bar scene, the neighborhood offers many great restaurants and shops.

  • Metro Weekly and The Washington Blade are the best local resources for GLBT news, listings and events. You can also pick up a paper copy at your nearby bookstore or at the Shady Grove metro station.
  • Biddy Mulligans Bar

1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Jurys Washington Hotel, Washington, DC 20036 · 202-483 6000 For those who like Irish Bars and pub food.

  • Brickskeller Saloon

1523 22nd St NW, Marifex Hotel, Washington, DC 20037 · 202-293-1885 Famous for its range of different beers with over 1000 different brands.

Cleveland Park

  • Aroma Company

3417 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington DC, 20008 +1 202 244 7995 Cool urban cafe : Bars & Pubs : Cocktail Bars

  • Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

3319 Connecticut Ave, NW (202) 686-9189 Another good Irish Pub with looks of beers on draught

  • Atomic Billiards

3427 Connecticut Avenue - downstairs Washington, DC 20008 363-7665 DOwnstairs venue, good for a beer and a game of pool

Frederick

Frederick is a town located north of Gaithersburg. Go strait on the 270N for 20 Miles. Only one address: X-Hale, this club is located on 244 South Jefferson Street Frederick, Maryland 21701. It's Ladies' night on Thursday.

Other resources

For more information, here are some interesting web sites:

Dance lessons

Salsa

  • Havana Village (1834 Columbia Road NW, Washington DC)
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (from 7:30 to 9:30, 10$). Free dancing after, good mojitos and friendly atmosphere.
  • The Barking Dog (4723 Elm Street Bethesda, MD)
Go to the first floor. Beginner, Intermediate classes on Tuesday night from 7:30 to 9:00pm, $10. If you don't take the class the fee is $5. The place is nice, lots of girls and guys. The music is ok. They have some Salsa performance sometimes. Here are some pictures of the Barking Dog Salsa nights.
  • Juste Lounge (6821 Reed St., Bethesda, MD 20814) 202-393-0939.
It's next to the Movie theater and the Barnes and Nobles. Free Salsa lesson on Saturday. There is a cover charge if you go after 10pm ($10). So make sure you come before. Friendly ambiance. The place if fairly new. Check what they say about that place.

Find the Right Party for You (New Year's Eve)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A4660-2004Dec16.html

Filmfest DC

http://www.filmfestdc.org

Music events

See Concerts

Washington Post city guide

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artsandliving/cityguide/

DC Carribean Festival

http://godc.about.com/od/annualevents/p/caribbeancarn.htm Photo gallery of the 2004 edition

Old Dominion Beer Festival

http://www.olddominion.com/pg/BeerFest June 23, 24, & 25 2006

DC St Patrick's Day Parade

http://godc.about.com/od/annualevents/p/stpatricksday.htm http://www.dcstpatsparade.com http://www.saintpatricksdayparade.com/washington_dc/index.htm The Parade will begin at noon on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Adams Morgan Day Festival

http://godc.about.com/od/annualevents/p/adamsmrgnday.htm http://www.adamsmorgandayfestival.com

Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin
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Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

The National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 25 to April 9, 2006 http://godc.about.com/od/bestofdc/a/cherry_blos.htm

Annual events

http://godc.about.com/od/annualevents/ http://godc.about.com/od/seasonalevents/

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