Spending a few days in Washington DC next month

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    Apr 27, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    Gonna be working so I won't have much free time but hope to do some exploring at night. Is Dupont Circle still the place to hang out?
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    Apr 27, 2013 12:23 PM GMT
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    Apr 27, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidTake me with you! icon_biggrin.gif


    No! You're staying home and I'm going!! icon_lol.gif

    I suggest checking out the Monacle restaurant on Capitol Hill one night. Never know which political figure you might run into there.....

    http://www.themonocle.com/

    I would check with DudeInNoVA as he has to know the best places in the area, plus the latest on Dupont Circle.
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    No offense to DiN, but I think he has said several times, he lives out in Virginia, and really doesn't know the city very well.

    There are already several threads on visiting DC, but just to recap:

    Dupont... nice area, with some good restaurants and bars, but the gay scene moved away (mostly East and North) years ago. If you want to hit the highlights walk up 17th Street, NW. Start at JR's (the gay "Cheers") near Q street, and then go north past Annie's -- the gay steakhouse (food is pretty good) -- and on the next block is Cobalt, a small but good nightclub. If you feel up to it, keep walking up to Florida Ave and stop in at Diner Deluxe. You can then walk or take a cab East on U Street to Nellie's, the gay sports bar, and across the street is Town, another popular homo nightclub.

    Other than the gay scene, visit some of the Smithsonian Museums and take a walk on the Mall. If it's your first or only trip to DC, you will regret not seeing the "regular" tourist sites.
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    Apr 27, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    Dupont Circle is still pretty gay. You can walk down the street holding hands with your boyfriend, and only the tourists will notice. They'll point and say, "See! I told you!"
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    Apr 27, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! I'll try to hit both DuPont Circle and 17th Street, NW. Partner will be relaxing while I'm working so I'm sure he'll visit the museums and historic sights. I'm going to try to take as much in as I can though!
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    Apr 27, 2013 8:14 PM GMT
    Sashaman saidGonna be working so I won't have much free time but hope to do some exploring at night. Is Dupont Circle still the place to hang out?


    The Logan Circle area is more gay friendly than Dupont, although Dupont is still pretty gay friendly. As long as you stay near 17th or P Sts., you'll be in good shape for gay oriented bars and restaurants. (U St. as well.) Be sure to check out the restaurant Matchbox at least once. There are three downtown. Great food.
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    Sashaman saidThanks guys! I'll try to hit both DuPont Circle and 17th Street, NW. Partner will be relaxing while I'm working so I'm sure he'll visit the museums and historic sights. I'm going to try to take as much in as I can though!


    You're still talking about the city, right? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:28 PM GMT
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    Sashaman saidThanks guys! I'll try to hit both DuPont Circle and 17th Street, NW. Partner will be relaxing while I'm working so I'm sure he'll visit the museums and historic sights. I'm going to try to take as much in as I can though!


    You're still talking about the city, right? icon_eek.gif



    Forgot the audience! icon_lol.gif let me restate - I'm going to try to SEE as much of the city as I can! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidThere's an RJ cutie who just moved there.

    Of course he was supposed to move to Vancouver and marry K3l3k0, so he's dead to me now. icon_neutral.gif


    I'm the one who's going to marry K3l3k0! icon_biggrin.gif LOL
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    May 01, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
    I don't live there anymore, but I was very much involved in the "scene" in DC. My ex was a bartender at pretty much every bar in DC, so I know the gay scene well.

    And it's Dupont...not DuPont...icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 02, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    Ford's Theater and Peterson House. Very interesting!
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    May 02, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    Dupont isn't a big gay area anymore though it is still very gay friendly. Most of the bars have moved more east to 17th street (Jr's, Cobalt, etc). Nellie's on 9th is a very popular gay sports bar that's packed regularly.

    One of the nice things about DC is that a large swath of it is very gay friendly, including Northern Virginia. Gay people aren't as confined as they were to one neighborhood (Dupont) five to ten years ago.

    If you just want to go out and explore, check out 14th Street NW between P Street and U Street. There are tons of bars, restaurants and shops. It's Logan Circle and I'd say that's the heart of the gay area of DC now.
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    May 02, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
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    Writer22 said
    yourname2000 saidThere's an RJ cutie who just moved there.

    Of course he was supposed to move to Vancouver and marry K3l3k0, so he's dead to me now. icon_neutral.gif


    I'm the one who's going to marry K3l3k0! icon_biggrin.gif LOL

    Approved.

    Give me the wedding date so I can get started on the plans. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Will do! icon_biggrin.gif I'm sure K3l3k0 will be more than happy to have you as our wedding planner.
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    May 02, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidThere's an RJ cutie who just moved there.

    Of course he was supposed to move to Vancouver and marry K3l3k0, so he's dead to me now. icon_neutral.gif


    I'm dead to you? icon_cry.gif
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    May 02, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    I was NEVER going to move to Vancouver.

    Canadians are Americans natural enemies, why would I cross that line.
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    May 02, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
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    May 02, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    To the OP.

    DC is great. The guys above covered the gay stuff.

    Place to See: Lincoln Monument AT night.
    Place to See Nobody Talks About: NEWS museum (although it does cost)
    Place to Avoid: Jefferson Monument (Overrated)
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    May 02, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    msuNdc saidTo the OP.

    DC is great. The guys above covered the gay stuff.

    Place to See: Lincoln Monument AT night.
    Place to See Nobody Talks About: NEWS museum (although it does cost)
    Place to Avoid: Jefferson Monument (Overrated)


    You're crazy. The Jefferson is totally underrated.

    Lisa Simpson: [at the Jefferson Memorial. Talking to the statue] Mr. Jefferson, I have a problem.

    Thomas Jefferson: I know your problem: the Lincoln Memorial was *too crowded*.

    Lisa: Yes, well...

    Thomas Jefferson: [referring to how empty his memorial is] No one ever comes to see me. Frankly, I don't blame them. *I* didn't do anything important. JUST the Declaration of Independence, the Louisiana Purchase, the dumbwaiter!...

    Lisa: Uh, maybe I should go... I seem to have caught you at a bad time...

    [walks out]

    Thomas Jefferson: WAIT! Don't go!... I get so lonely...

    [tumbleweed blows through]
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    May 02, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    I'm not saying based on what the Presidents did. The Jefferson is out of the way which is why nobody goes over there and in my opinion if your only here for a short while you might as well not go over there.
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    May 02, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    In the olden days you used to be able to walk around the Capitol at night right next to the building and peer in windows. It was a great thing to do on a summer night at about 3 a.m. Sigh.
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    May 02, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    showme saidIn the olden days you used to be able to walk around the Capitol at night right next to the building and peer in windows. It was a great thing to do on a summer night at about 3 a.m. Sigh.


    I still do that to all my ex's....
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    May 02, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    showme saidIn the olden days you used to be able to walk around the Capitol at night right next to the building and peer in windows. It was a great thing to do on a summer night at about 3 a.m. Sigh.


    And see John Jenrette and Rita going at it? Remember them?
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    May 03, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
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    showme saidIn the olden days you used to be able to walk around the Capitol at night right next to the building and peer in windows. It was a great thing to do on a summer night at about 3 a.m. Sigh.


    And see John Jenrette and Rita going at it? Remember them?


    Lol, yes, I am ooooooold
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    May 03, 2013 12:01 PM GMT
    msuNdc said

    Place to Avoid: Jefferson Monument (Overrated)


    No - The Jefferson Memorial is terrific - especially at night. It's only a few minutes away via taxi. Go and read everything on the walls. Very inspiring stuff.