I have a friend who is visiting D.C. for the first time. Despite living in the eastern time zone for 97% of his 28 years, he has never made the pilgrimage to our nation’s capital, not even as a member of the fifth grade safety patrol trip.
Ironically, as one of the whitest white boys the Greek life scene that the Univ. of South Carolina (a university which published this article in it’s school newspaper) has ever seen, he is here to speak about diversity in the workplace at this event. He gets to see the tourist sites during the day, but luckily I have one night to show him D.C.’s nightlife. I have attempted to come up with five possible itineraries to give him a little flavor of what our fair city can offer a late-20-something looking for a good bite and a beer.
I reluctantly felt obliged to throw in Georgetown locales to offer him his comfort zone, and the D.C. power sector to attempt to meet the expectations of someone who has only seen D.C. depicted on TV. My vote goes to the U St./14th St. area, probably mostly for the excuse to end the night at Ben’s Chili Bowl, but alternatively I am interested to check out the Iron Horse Taproom in Penn Quarter for the first time. It is by no means a perfect list, and I have played it safe in a lot of spots, so additional suggestions are welcome. Please vote below for the itinerary that you think would strike the fancy of your preppy, southern, expert on Asian-American professionals friend if you had one visiting.