New Meetup: Neighborhood Pub Crawl 10: The Inauguration Kick Off Pub Crawl (Ballston)

From: Steve B
Sent on: Friday, January 9, 2009 12:32 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Neighborhood Pub Crawl!

What: Neighborhood Pub Crawl 10: The Inauguration Kick Off Pub Crawl (Ballston)

When: January 16,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The Inauguration Kick Off Party

Inauguration weekend is here and we want to jump start the fun on a Friday as opposed to our normal Saturday. No matter who you voted for Inaugurations are something we all can celebrate. The peaceful transfer of power will be the back drop to our non-peaceful night out. You are all encouraged to add a little red and blue to your outfits in the spirit of the event.

For this event we have chosen Ballston to be the stomping grounds. Like most neighborhoods in the DC area Ballston has seen itself cycle through boom and bust. Ballston was named after relatives of George Washington, the Ball family. Interestingly the Metro stop built in 1979 was going to be deemed Glebe Road. All this changed when the fire department insisted that the name of the volunteer station being built then (moved to make way for the Metro stop) not be named Glebe Road Fire Department but The Ballston Fire Department. The name stuck and Metro waned. The area is now a diverse collection of long time residence, relocated government agencies, and a new wave of post graduates hitting the job market. This conglomerate is reflective an area that appears to be in search of an identity. As such we will be going to three spots that, while within a short walk, cater to different crowds.

Our first stop is a new sushi bar known for its hip interior (check the photos) and great sushi.

The second stop, The Carpool (, is a popular get away for those looking for a few drinks and some fun and games.

The last haute will be a a local favorite for dancing, replete with a Latin twist. Pablo, the manager at Caribbean Breeze (, has decided to wave the cover charge for us and promises the DJ will cater to whatever we like.

We scoured the area and found, with confidence, the locations that are sure to lead to a good time.

Don?t forget your red and blue!

See you soon

Stephen and Jeremy

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