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April 21, 2008

Going out in D.C.?

Jumbo Slice got me thinking: Every once in a while, I'll get asked about good places to go out in Washington.

Honestly, I don't know that many.

With all the new bars, clubs and cafes opening up around here, it's tough just to keep on top Baltimore -- let alone Washington. ...

Thankfully, the Washington Post's Going Out Gurus are experts when it comes to Washington nightlife and activities.

They have a regularly updated blog and a weekly Q&A at 1 p.m. Thursdays.

I actually worked at The Diamondback at the University of Maryland College Park with David Malitz, who is one of the GOG bloggers. They're all good reporters and writers.

Usually, the alternative publications (City Paper, etc.) cover a major metropolitan city's arts and entertainment scene better than the big paper.

Not so in Washington. Nobody covers D.C. like the GOGs.

So check em out the next time you're planning on partying in our nation's capitol.

(Photo by TMC)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:37 PM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


When can Midnight Sun expect a Q and A section?

Don't let D.C. beat us!

18th St. Lounge - if I could bring one bar from DC here, this would be it.

There are some other good places, Cue Bar, Bar Pilar, Local 16 (weeknight), and Stetson's.

But none of them serve Ressurection.


Everyone knows about 930, but Blackcat is one of the best spots around to see a show...It tops my list of displaced Baltimore bars.

I can't believe Max's and Brewers Art aren't on this list.

Ah, The would I have known Tonya from the Real World would be at the Fe if it wasn't for the Diamondback.

This list is the Beatles!

The Brickskeller is all I've got. Anywhere else that was awesome, I usually ended up at while already intoxicated and by accident and would never be able to find again. I find this trick works well: "Look at those happy drunk people coming toward us down the sidewalk - let's ask them where they came from."

So I am going to an event at the Hotel Rouge this weekend... They are sold out. Any tips on where to stay within walking distance?


I mean ... Sligh.


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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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