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If you stay cooped up tonight, you're letting Irene win.
These are the best parties to hit tonight:
L2 Lounge (8 p.m.-1 a.m.)
Say "Irene" at the door for a waived cover charge!
Seek shelter and refuge at L2 Lounge, where plenty of fresh liquids and beach cocktails are readily accessible. All necessary supplies such as board games, hurricane bingo, candles, and a live newscast of Hurricane Irene accompanied by music to drown out the winds will be provided to keep boredom from creeping in! Leave your canned goods at home; L2 is fully stocked with fresh and tasty offerings from the full meny to keep you nourished throughout the storm.
3315 Cady's Alley: Georgetown
Bayou (opens 7:30, show beings 10:30)
Ride out the storm in authentic New Orleans style, with hurricanes, gumbo, and live music (Zachary Smith and the Dixie Power Trio: New Orleans blues, rock and zydego)
$5 Hurricanes, $3 cups of gumbo all night
2519 Pennsylvania Avenue NW: Foggy Bottom
Mason Inn (5-10 pm)
The Madison Major League Softball Tournament has been postponed, but Mason Inn has graciously offered to host a Hurricane Party benefiting No Greater Sacrifice.
A $5 donation gets you a wristband for $8 Bud Light pitchers and $6 Bloody Mary specials! Mason Inn will also have specialty cocktails on hand - the Mason Inn Hurricane (comes with a splash of Abita) and "Irritable Irene" Shooters.
2408 Wisconsin Avenue NW: Glover Park
Redwood (until 11 p.m.)
$5 Hurricanes, $8 Dark and Stormies (plus their regular food menu)
7121 Bethesda Lane: Bethesda
Marcel's (until close at 10:30 p.m.)
Half price beer
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW: Foggy Bottom
J. Paul's (until close)
3218 M Street NW: Georgetown
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar (until close)
$5 Hurricanes and Dark and Stormies. First drink is on them if your name is Irene and you have an ID to prove it.
223 Pennsylvania Avenue SE: Capitol Hill
Ketchup (until close)
Half priced Hurricanes
152 Waterfront Street: National Harbor
Redline (until close)
$6 Hurricane shots
707 G Street NW: Chinatown
Didn't get enough? Check out the party going on at Bar Dupont on Sunday.
Did we miss a good one? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to add to this list!