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Jul 3, 2008 12:31 PM

Someplace that doesn't mind work

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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  1. 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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    1. re: ktmoomau

      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.

      1. re: burkemic99

        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.

        1. re: burkemic99

          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.

      2. 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 :)