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Bar in Dupont Circle where you can hear each other talk

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dintysue Oct 22, 2009 08:03 AM

Obviously lots of places to meet for a drink in the Dupont Circle area but I'm looking for one where we can actually hear each other talk and won't necessarily have to stand. Any suggestions? Doesn't need to be fancy, not worried about prices or quality of beverages/cocktails. Thanks

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    Flaxen_Vixen RE: dintysue Oct 22, 2009 08:21 AM

    Topaz or Town and Country at the Mayflower

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      Elyssa RE: dintysue Oct 22, 2009 09:03 AM

      I would try either the lounge area at the Tabard Inn, the bar at Bar Dupont, or the bar at Heritage India.

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        Jacey RE: Elyssa Oct 22, 2009 10:25 AM

        Haha, the bar at Heritage? I don't think I've ever heard anyone recommend that place as a go-to place for drinks.

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          Elyssa RE: Jacey Oct 22, 2009 11:06 AM

          The poster said they just want a place where you can hear your companion talk. I quote "Doesn't need to be fancy, not worried about prices or quality of beverages/cocktails." So I'm pretty sure this location fits.

          They have a nice, full bar. And if they decide they are hungry the list of happy hour specials is great!

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        dcandohio RE: dintysue Oct 22, 2009 09:16 AM

        Veritas Wine Bar
        Bar at Vidalia
        Circa
        Bar at Sette Osteria

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          Elyssa RE: dcandohio Oct 22, 2009 11:06 AM

          The bar at Sette can actually get pretty crowded and loud depending on the hour.

          But Vidalia's bar is a great idea.

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          Gigi007 RE: dintysue Oct 22, 2009 10:22 AM

          Firefly is my go-to place to have a drink and talk. I love the atmosphere, and the cocktails are quite innovative.

          And if you don't go too late, Urbana's lounge is another great choice. It even has everyday happy hour (I think it's from 4 or 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm)

          The Bar at Tabard Inn usually has a decent noise level and good drinks too.

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            bboyneko RE: Gigi007 Oct 22, 2009 03:16 PM

            I second firefly, it is very pretty in there, an oasis.

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            dintysue RE: dintysue Oct 22, 2009 10:33 AM

            Thank you all! Some were on my list and some were not. I am drawn to the bar in [hotel, restaurant] suggestion.

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