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Someplace that doesn't mind work

burkemic99 Jul 3, 2008 12:31 PM

I have a ton of work to do in this month and so I was wondering...

Way back in undergrad, if you showed up after the dinner rush, Denny's never minded people ordering a meal and people studying there for 3 hours or more. Other than a Starbucks, are there any places like that here in the DC metro area?

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    burkemic99 Jul 5, 2008 04:59 PM

    Thanks all.

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      Elyssa Jul 4, 2008 07:04 AM

      I use to do this at Tryst in Adams Morgan a lot. They have free wi-fi, but only on weekdays and nights (no weekends). If you can snag a table or chair you can more or less stay there all day. I usually order food and a few drinks though, but I've never seen them make a fuss of it.

      I also would do this at Opencity (Tryst's sister restaurant), and to a lesser extent The Diner, but I wouldn't do it during the rush and stuck mostly to weekdays. Open City has free wi-fi as well, and outdoor seating.

      SoHo Coffee on P St. in Dupont Circle is another place to go. Plus you get the most amazing pulled chicken salad wrap in the world :)

      1. ktmoomau Jul 3, 2008 02:22 PM

        I don't know where you live but I posted on the Grand Cru Wine Bar thread on the board that they were really nice I went there to study had a glass of wine and some lunch that was really good. I had my bar study book with me and was probably there studying for a couple hours, and they were really nice I am sure they would let you sit there a long time to study if you ordered something. It is in Ballston if that is near you?

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          burkemic99 Jul 3, 2008 04:01 PM

          I live in MD, but work in DC... Ballston isn't completely out of the question, but not exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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            ktmoomau Jul 3, 2008 04:16 PM

            Ok another option I don't know where you live in MD, probably not in this area, but in Annapolis, 49West is an awesome little coffee shop/restaurant that would love to have you sit there and work for hours too. I used to that late at night.

            Oh and busboys and poets in DC might let you do that.

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              nc213 Jul 4, 2008 05:19 AM

              mayorga in downtown silver spring would be a good bet, as would the quarry house during the day or early evening (it can get pretty crowded at night), though it is sometimes a little dark in there.

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