Know of any cool bars near Merriweather Post Pavilion?
I know, I know -- asking if there are any cool bars in Columbia is like asking if there are freeze pops in hell.
However, I thought I'd toss it out there, because a friendly (I assume) gentleman (I assume) named Todd Willis sent me this e-mail yesterday:
I was wondering if you know of any good bars or lounges(the divier the better) close to Merriweather that don’t include the likes of P.F. Changs or Clydes. I live in DC and will be heading there for a concert in August and we will be staying the night in a hotel about 5 miles from there. I am trying to figure out something do after the show.
I do have one or two suggestions ...
The Pub Dog (8865 Stanford Blvd.) is probably the best bet. Two icy mugs of locally brewed draft beer for $4 is quite the deal. And the atmosphere ain't bad, either. Best spot in Columbia for beer drinkers, me think(ers).
Just make sure you bring a GPS or some really good directions. If you're not careful, you will get lost in the labyrinth of shopping plazas and cookie cutter houses that is Columbia.
Anybody else got ideas for Toddy?
(Sun photo of the Greene Turtle in Columbia by Algerina Perna)