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claraclairvoyant Feb 16, 2010 11:01 AM

Going to a show at the Black Cat on Saturday night- wondering where a good place is to grab drinks beforehand- preferably around that area.

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    dzherbst Feb 16, 2010 02:25 PM

    Hmmm . . . not a lot of info to work with here - many, many places for drinks in the area. A few favs: it will be busy on Saturday, but Bar Pilar is on the same block and has excellent food and drink. The Red Room downstairs at the Black Cat is a reliable pre-show spot for drinks. For more low key, you could do beers at The Saloon on U St. or Stoney's on P St. Or if you want to go classy, you can try to get a rezzie at The Gibson (or get there super early).

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      claraclairvoyant Feb 16, 2010 03:10 PM

      probably somewhere a little low key- are there any decent wine bars around that area?

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        dcandohio Feb 17, 2010 03:31 AM

        Cork is very close, Vinteca on 11th at U is not too far. Cork might be slammed. Birch & Barley/Churchkey upstairs is great for beer, but finding a seat after 4 p.m. is sometimes impossible. Second Bar Pilar.

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          Elyssa Feb 17, 2010 04:23 AM

          If it's wine that you want I would go to Cork.

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