There's been a lot of finger pointing and frayed nerves surrounding Friday's kick-off of the 2010 World Cup -- and the early morning bar hours that are set to come along with it.Although the DC City Council passed an exemption enabling bars to open as early as 7 AM for the event back on June 1st, Mayor Fenty didn't bother signing off on it until Monday evening. That meant registration forms only went out to bars the next day, leading to mad dash from beer slingers citywide to meet last night's midnight deadline.
But, apparently, it's not just sports bars and college co-ed meat markets (we're looking at you McFadden's) looking to cash in on the world's premiere sporting event for men in short shorts and kneesocks. As of 4:30 PM yesterday, only 60 applications had arrived. Little more than a hour later, that number was brushing up against 90. Although ABRA and the DC Nightlife Association are still working on the final tally as we speak, GofaG can give you a sneak peek at who has already made the cut and will be open for business -- and serving -- when South Africa takes on Mexico tomorrow morning.
With all the opportunities for mid-morning drunkenness available here, it's almost enough to make us care about soccer. And, y’know, Hooters.
Sunday, May 26
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.