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Work holiday party with "fun" and private dining??

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larusa120 Nov 23, 2010 08:25 AM

Any suggestions for a place to host about 30 people for a office party? In the past they have done a very fancy dinner, but wanted to go with something still good but less stiff/different this year. Someplace with "activities" would be a big plus. Was considering H St CC, but while the food is good the atmosphere may be too casual...Anything else along those lines I can think of is kinda dive-y. Anywhere in DC or up toward Rockville would work.

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    Elyssa Nov 23, 2010 11:13 AM

    How about Comet Ping Pong Pizza? I've never been but I know they have "activities."

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    Comet Ping Pong
    5037 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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      ivysmom Nov 23, 2010 03:13 PM

      This is probably way too far for your group. but another group looking for something similar went to the aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor last year and LOVED it! They said the food was very good and people really enjoyed wandering around the aquarium.

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        DCDeb Nov 23, 2010 04:13 PM

        My office had a party at Lucky Strike in Gallery Place. Our group was about 35 people. We had 3 lanes and a private seating area.

        http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/locati...

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          Raids Nov 24, 2010 06:10 AM

          I live close to here and have been a few times. The bowling is pricey, but it's also a very nicely designed space and the food is really pretty decent and they have nice pool tables also. If the idea of "upscale bowling" offends the sensibilities, then I wouldn't go ever, but it would be great for an office party, for sure.

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          MrsWheatie Nov 23, 2010 06:05 PM

          Check with some of the private museums and galleries. I have attended holiday parties at Women in the Arts, Barns at Wolf Trap and Udvar Hazy. Have seen the spaces at Spy Museum.

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            katecm Nov 24, 2010 07:14 AM

            Perhaps Zola Wine Kitchen or Culinaerie could arrange a private cooking class.

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            Culinaerie
            1131 14th St NW, Washington, DC

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              DCDeb Nov 24, 2010 06:25 PM

              Definitely check out CulinAerie. They custom design classes for private groups. They even work with a trainer that can provide team building sessions.

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              CulinAerie
              1131 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

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