Drinking is usually the enemy of ambition: without beer, Andre the Giant might've become the greatest wrestler ever, while K-Fed might've not become Kevin the Giant. For an exceptionally ambitious project actually fueled by drinking, check out Every Bar in DC
Lovingly penned by three anonymous, bar-crawling friends "from the policy world" (aka, DC), Bar's a blog chronicling their attempt to visit and evaluate every true, non-resto watering hole in the District, a formidable task (they estimate ~300 subjects) inspired by a chance web-viewing of "Every Bar in Flint, Michigan", a city which in addition to bars, is proud to offer the Internet. All one-page-ish write-ups include price range, an oft-humorous clientele rundown (from "150 libertarians", to "alcoholic regulars who you've met many times but they still don't remember your name - Hi Jerry!"); each's penned by either the diminutive, sometimes-bartending "Cupcakes", the "flirtatious snark" "Gin Kitten", or the "hipster-hating...angry curmudgeon" "Baron Samedi", whose confused, drink-fueled "stories" seem to be written stream-of-consciousness, and suggest he may also have a problem with streams while unconscious. So far they've only got 15 bars in the books, but early highlights include a shot session at Looking Glass Lounge, which surprised by not having "mirrors and glass everywhere"; an impressed trip to Red Derby, which was hip enough to accommodate "a game of Apples to Apples with the bartender"; and a "spelunking"-like descent into Fado that eventually sent them "running for the hills", which hopefully didn't have eyes, that wouldn't be good
For now they're basically hitting whatever joints they feel like, but in the coming weeks they plan to institute a voting system allowing you to make suggestions, meaning you can finally fulfill your own lifelong ambition: having others do the legwork for you.