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Do you DC Spartans do any specials for game days? I mean 6 bucks a pint is pricey even for Chicago
Also, whats with all the yelp reviews about Rats lately
This post was edited by beal99 19 months ago
Weirdest thing about DC is how overpriced it is for no good reason. Also, no divebars
Lucky Bar is slightly Divey.
Lucky Bar used to be the MSU game watch bar, back in my days of living there. We would sometimes get relegated to a tiny TV in the corner so those douchers could play English soccer games on their other TV's.
And yeah, DC is more expensive than Chicago.
The pitchers of Bell's (which was still Oberon last week) are on sale for like $15. Not a dirt cheap deal, but a little less than $4 a pint or so.
ah ha, just wondering how you guys do it out there, seems every MSU bar here has some sort of MSU deal or package for the game
They have an MSU menu which has discounts from their normal prices. I think the beer pitchers are all $15 (Bell's, Bud Light and Yuengling) and the food is maybe $2-$3 dollars cheaper than normal (pretty much everything is under $10).
cool, see you in two weeks.
Even the "dive" bars in DC are expensive...kind of defeats the purpose of a place that looks and smells like crap. There are deals to be had and happy hour specials everywhere, but yeah, it's hard to find a consistently cheap place to grab a beer.
free anal out back...ask for paul
I think you just described rocket bar :)
Nothing like a healthy amount of competition and a partnership with a major brewing company to drive down Chicago prices. ;)
I was actually going to say that Rocket Bar was the closest I ever found. Although, it's so narrow and that used to drive me nuts (but I guess you can't be too picky when using my criteria haha).
DC is really dense and generally more expensive than Chicago in almost every measure. To me it's not that surprising, we have fewer and smaller suburbs. Our trains don't go that far out and a lot of those communities are poor hispanic/indian. No one expected DC to grow the way it has so noone really planned for it and now its a lot a people packed into a smaller area.
Don't pay much attention to yelp reviews. But I would suspect nearly everywhere in DC has rats. You see a lot of them even in the nicer areas depending circumstances-- full garbage cans, noise, light, time of night.. etc. I've seen really big ones down in Foggy Bottom which is a nicer area so frankly I wouldn't worry about that.
Specials at Cap Lounge are meh no matter when you go. It's not a bar that is frankly built for game watches and they don't seem all that excited ever to host them. I know the Alumni folks have tried and have done a reasonable job and proposed moving and got a big backlash. I think they do something like $3 Bud Lights and maybe $4 Bells during games, though I haven't been yet this season so I don't remember.
I've noticed more rats in Georgetown than I have in any other DC neighborhood.
yeah, i hold yelp reviews in a very loose "take it as they say" mode
is cap lounge still THE place to catch MSU?
Bonus: there's always some ass hat wolverine who got lost on their way to Buffalo Billiards
Calmer than you are
It's one of my biggest problems with DC. I've never been to a place where it's so hard to find to find a cheap chill place to get a cold beer
My old roommate ended up joining the Moose Lodge for that very reason haha.
I would say hit the burbs but it is still hard to find there. Dr. Dremo's in Arlington was great until they were forced to shut down a few years ago(owner of the building sold the lot to a developer who went belly up, lot is still vacant). That place had great beer, cheap prices, good cheap food, Super Nintendo, Playstation, tons of Foosball and pool tables, and in the summer beer-pong at the secondary bar out back.
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jimmy's old town tavern in old herndon! i miss that place
It's alright...Wouldn't really call it a dive though. The only real "dive" I have found is a dump called Brinkley's at 7 Corners. The front side lower level is a greasy diner and the upper level out back is a dive bar.
Its been a few years but a buddy of mine who i went to visit and i drank $3 cans of pbr all night at this place called Helix and he told me it was basically the best deal in town... which was still a bitter pill to swallow as we divvied up a $60 tab
Scratch that, the owner/chef died a few years ago and it has been converted into a fake Irish bar.
You can't just propose moving. You have to propose a viable alternative. Cap Lounge is not an ideal situation for sure, but there aren't a lot of large bars in DC that can pull it off either. Places with the capacity: Buffalo Billiards - It's a Michigan bar, RFD - Michigan people go there too.
Also, I'd enjoy the Cap a lot more if any of you bastards (or my other friends) would show up with me 3 hours early to secure a good table. I always end up sitting around holding a table for a good 2 hours until people start to arrive. I'll be at the Cap at 12:30 at the latest on Saturday.
Atomic Billiards in Cleveland Park isn't bad. Lots of pool tables and a good jukebox.
The Big Hunt in Dupont Circle (no it's not....don't ask) is what DC considers a dive bar. I'll go there for MSU games if I'm in town. It's ok. Not great. Not a dive by most standards. Still very expensive.
Pharmacy Bar in Adams Morgan is a little too pretentious for me to call it a dive bar. It's fine though....
I don't mind some of the U St. stuff either, but overall, it's still just difficult to find a good cheap bar in DC.
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