Quick update - All the venues are excited to have us tonight...bunch of us will be having dinner at The Tackle Box around 6:30pm before we head to Nicks at 8pm. Special thanks to JT of the 20/30's Group to setting up Modern for us tonight. If you aren't a member of that meet-up, do yourself a favor and sign-up. Look forward to a big night.
Logistics and Drink Specials Update
At Nick's, we will have a reseverved space for our group, inside the bar on a raised level. They are offering us $5 draft beers, excluding Guiness, and you will need to get a wristband from one of the organizers for the special.
At Mate, keep your wristband on to receive $4 draft beers, $5 Kamakize shooters and $6 Mojito's. We have part of the lounge area and tables near the bar reserved for our group.
Venues have been set, and we are ready for another epic night in Georgetown. I have my Lime pastel LaCoste shirt popped, white slacks pressed, and loafers with no socks ready - thanks for the recommendations Gary.
But seriously, Georgetown was founded by the Germans in 1914, and while the translation has offically been lost, some believe it roughly translates to "a whale's gentials". Others believe that it was founded in 1751 and is named after George II of Britian...but who are you going to believe, us or Wikipedia?
Regardless, Georgetown remained a seperate entity from DC until 1871, when Congress incorporated the well-known port into the District of Columbia. The neighborhood is known world-wide as the backdrop for the critcally-acclaimed children's film "The Exorcist", and home to many influential americans including Thomas Jefferson when he was VP to John Adams, and John F Kennedy, when he was serving in Congress.
Today, Georgetown is known for not having a metro stop, college kids, and an epic party down M Street the weekend before Halloween.
Our first stop will be, Nick's Riverside Grill on the Georgetown waterfront just across the square from Seqouia's and Tony & Joe's. Recently renovated, this hidden gem definitely doesnt get the credit it deserves as a waterfront staple. We are still working out drink specials with the managers, but we should have a special space reserved for our group.
Second stop will be Mate DC, just across the street from Georgetown Waterfront on K St, on the same block as the AMC movie theater. Mate DC is decadent, lush and entirely unexpected in historic Georgetown. All red décor, very luxe Panton spiral lamps, red Luna chairs, a sleek aluminum bar and a Latin inspired sushi menu are brought together to create a sophisticated and seductive atmosphere for Washingtonians.
Final venue will be Modern, (3287 M St., right next to the Tattoo parlor) really the only club in Georgetown that doesnt require a membership or visor. We have a special space resevred for our group and great drink specials - $5 Amstels all night, $6 Crawler drinks, and $6 shooters. If you arriving late, please let the staff at the door know you are with the meet-up group so you receive a wristband for the specials.
Look forward to a great night.
Jeremy, Steve and Greg
Public Transit: Street parking is almost impossible in Georgetown on summer weekend nights. If you drive, be prepared to shell out at least $10 for a parking garage. There are frequent Circulator buses to the main strip in Georgetown, M Street. The nearest metro for the buses is Foggy Bottom (blue and orange lines), and the buses run until 2am on weekends.
Reminder: Due to the limited number of RSVP's available and the expected popularity of this outing, please RSVP only if you plan to come out (likewise, if things change, please un-RSVP). Also, while we love meeting new faces, everyone is strongly encouraged to RSVP through the web site or be a guest of a member. The cover is almost always waived for our groups and the first thing most venues want is our RSVP list. Please remember to get to the first venue early enough to mingle, and certainly early enough to join us as we move on to the second venue.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind your organizers reserve the right to omit, change, or substitute venues as seen fit depending on the group dynamics, scheduling, and available space. The pub crawl officially ends at midnight but I'm sure most of us will be out well past that. An Additional Disclaimer: Yes, it's perfectly fine if you choose to get intoxicated, drunk, blitzed, plastered, wasted, toasted, smashed, or pissed. However, make sure you have a friend present to take on any applicable baby sitting duties.