Wow, May already??? Yes Yes Yes... DC summer vibes are fast approaching and UPC will be right there in the mix.
Let's kick things off this time at Dupont Circle. The last time we were here, we hit up Caged Bird and had a great time. That was almost a year ago. This time, we will be trying out a spot I have never been to but have heard great things about, 1831 Bar & Lounge. Even aside from the recommendations, the atmosphere looks terrific and the menu is right up my alley: https://www.1831dc.com/menu
Afterwards, we’ll head around the corner to Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) where the music and dance lovers can turn the notch up a bit if they so choose. If you prefer to kick it and continue chatting with other group members, it's still the perfect place. ESL is a renovated mansion, with multiple rooms, each with a different vibe (i.e. Hip Hop, Top 40, Salsa/Bachata, etc.), including an outdoor patio. The Donvonte McCoy Quintet, one of DC’s premier jazz bands will be playing in the Jazz Room up stairs. Perfect atmosphere to just mellow out and just soak up the mood.
UPC Fridays/Saturdays is a monthly social event where anyone and everyone, regular attendees and first-timers alike, can kick back and relax with fresh new faces. It's purely social, casual, and always a great time.
Bring a friend or three and see you then!