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Seeking suggestions for a "congratulations you're divorced" party.

So, I've been nominated to plan the "congratulations, you're divorced" party for a friend. The crowd will be mostly mid-30s and early 40s. We are thinking it will be a Friday post-work thing, so we are looking for a place where people could stream in and out between 6 and 9 pm. I imagine it will be consistently 8 people, but will probably grow to 15-20 at certain times. Soon-to-be divorced friend is a foodie, but has a vision of champagne at her party.

I'm open to anywhere in the city. I'm looking for that perfect place where we could avoid the long wait and/or super crowded smashed in bar scene, but still have the trendy/active feeling. If it exists, that is! Price isn't an issue. All suggestions welcome!

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  1. I automatically think CoCo Sala for this type of event - chocolate, cocktails, "sexy" design.

    Also, the lounge at PS7 would work because they have great cocktails and food that you can easily share like flatbreads.

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    PS7 Restaurant
    777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

    1. I wonder if Oya would let you reserve that little side room off the bar? 701 is stylish, too. Or The Source?

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      1. re: katecm

        Thanks! Oya and PS7 were what I thought of, but CoCo Sala is a really great suggestion. T

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        PS7 Restaurant
        777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

        1. re: hppyheather

          PS7 is the first thing that came to my mind. Just tell Gina to create cocktails for the occasion. It does get somewhat busy on Friday nights. It is fun, though

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          PS7 Restaurant
          777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

      2. Fun way to make your friend feel good about his/her decision. The first place that comes to mind if PS7. Maybe get there a little early and grab a section at the lounge. If it's nice out they might let you grab a section of the outdoor patio.

        Other places to consider: Poste, Urbana (again, get there a little early and grab a section of the bar/lounge), or Central.

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        PS7 Restaurant
        777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

        1. I don't have a location for you but if there ever was an occasion to serve little cocktail weinies this would be it!

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            1. re: katecm

              Thank you, you made my day. *blush*

            2. re: runwestierun

              Hahahaha! PS7 does have mini hotdogs...although something tells me the divorcee won't think they are small enough. :)

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              PS7 Restaurant
              777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

            3. I was thinking this could be a fun party to do the menu for...

              Serve all kinds of things that are usually part of a pair:
              * Peanutbutter Sandwhich
              * Fish in newpaper cone
              * Green Eggs

              You get the idea.

              Drinks could be:
              * Gin (no tonic)
              * Rum (no Coke)
              * etc.

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              1. re: hambone

                i was thinking of hors d'oeuvres made with ingredients like split peas, dates, Kraft singles, bitter almond...

                and for beverages, *splits* of champagne and cocktails made with bitters.

                all served on/in Solo brand dinnerware & cups.

                      1. re: runwestierun

                        Where were you all when my divorce went through last month???

                  1. I think this just turned into the best thread ever. Also, I am now seriously considering changing this from a "meet at a bar" thing to a "hosting a dinner party with hilarious passed apps". Thank you all for great suggestions and great laughs :)

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                    1. re: hppyheather

                      i think you can have much more fun with it if you go the dinner party route :)

                    2. Maybe the Hangar Club, if they still have male dancers. :)

                      1. and split pear for dessert.

                        1. Find the best martini in town ...and go there! Champagne is great....but to me, this would be more of a martini night.