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Oct 8, 2007 01:17 PM

quick drinks tonight

I have an event at ESPN zone tonight but it doesn't start until 7pm. Looking for a place within walking distance to grab a nice drink, good for professionals, not very touristy. M&S Grill?

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    1. re: elegantelliot

      There are a ton of places to get drinks near the zone.

      M&S is fine. Gets a decent after work crowd and pre-theater crowd too. Drinks are fairly pricey. Part of the allure is the $2 happy hour menu.

      Capitol Grille is fine for well poured expensive drinks in a traditional steak house environment but is at least 6-8 blocks away from the zone.

      Bistro D'Oc is about 2 blocks away and a good spot if you want a glass of wine in a classic French bistro setting. A hidden gem.

      Other nearby places:
      Cafe Atlantico has great cocktails, more posh. Sometimes dead on weeknights.
      Chef Geoff's - great daily happy hour; full of young professionals; good beers.
      Gordon Biersch - german style lagers and good bar area. Feels like a bank.
      Harry's - my default downtown dive bar across the street from the zone; can be touristy though but usually an interesting mix of tourists, lawyers, and cops.

      1. re: dzherbst

        are we talking DC or Bmore? i was thinking Bmore and the Capitol Grille is right across the street.

        1. re: elegantelliot

          oops sorry, downtown dc. I think I'm going to try atlantico. Never been there but read about it all the time on here. Thanks!

          1. re: jackcyn

            Maybe I am DC centric or maybe the M&S gave it away. Have fun at Atlantico.