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Missed my chance at PX...second choice in OT Alexandria?

JoanArkham Oct 6, 2010 01:19 PM

Mr. Arkham and I will be celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss (!) next week. I am kicking myself because I missed my chance to make reservations for after dinner drinks at PX, even though I tried the day after they became available. (I can't believe I forgot the day.)

So I guess my first question is: any chance we can get in just by walking in? I don't want to play the "special occasion" card because that always feels tacky to me...but should I?

Second question: what would be your second choice for upscale drinks in that area? I love the Majestic as a restaurant, but the bar is a little too loud and open. What about going to Eve just for drinks? Or somewhere else? We're having dinner at Brabo, and would probably prefer to take a walk afterward.

Thanks!

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  1. monavano RE: JoanArkham Oct 7, 2010 07:42 AM

    Eve's bar/lounge is great. Vermillion too.

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      JoanArkham RE: monavano Oct 12, 2010 06:20 AM

      Thanks! I know Eve has the same drinks as PX, but wasn't sure what the bar was like.

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      katecm RE: JoanArkham Oct 7, 2010 11:13 AM

      Are you set on cocktails? I just discovered the Grape and Bean, which looked lovely for wine and coffee.

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        JoanArkham RE: katecm Oct 12, 2010 06:21 AM

        We were thinking cocktails, but wine and coffee are good too. Maybe even for the next day/afternoon.

      2. JoanArkham RE: JoanArkham Oct 18, 2010 01:11 PM

        Update: we were on our way to Eve and saw the blue light on at PX and decided to give it a shot. We lucked out, and got two seats at the bar. Definitely worth it, I'm so glad we tried.

        1. monkeyrotica RE: JoanArkham Oct 19, 2010 05:03 AM

          I've shown up at PX when they open at 7 and had no problem getting in, particularly on a Thursday.

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