DC is inarguably a fine city for young people, attracting some of the smartest and most driven graduates from across the country. Those graduates need to blow off steam somehow, which means the nightlife kicks ass.
But there’s a downside to being such a young city, in that it’s quite possible to age out of certain portions of said nightlife. You can only rip shots in Dupont Circle with college kids for so long. With that in mind, here are 10 DC bars you probably shouldn’t frequent after 30.
Have you ever seen a documentary about the first submarines that were used in war? The ones where they would show how an entire naval crew would fit into a space roughly the size of a dishwasher? Sign of the Whale is a bit like that, if every sailor in that crew was chugging rail liquor out of plastic cups. You are now at the age where it’s time for big-boy glasses.
Going to Madhatter has always been a bit like going to McDonald’s at 3 in the morning: it’s fun while it lasts, but you hate yourself afterwards and don’t want anyone to know you were there. Sweaty, sticky people drinking like the world is ending and losing their voices gets old after a while.