We <3 Snow Days (Part 2): Solid Places To Hunker Down

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Got cabin fever already? Wow…jeez….yeah…..us too. Here are a few spots to escape to – that is if you can make it there safely. Yes, all listed below are open. I checked. If you’ve got other recos, post ‘em in the comments section or reach out to me @digibec

The Hamilton

Take the place over as this usually crowded restaurant, music venue, sushi bar, etc. will be void of government employees. Explore its amazing vastness, extensive bar list, and warming food options. If you can find the red room, then grab a single malt and chill out. BTW they have free Wifi.

Matchbox

Be surrounded by flames while chowing down on pizza and beer before you crawl back into your cave, um house or apartment or whatever, and hibernate.

Blue Jacket Tavern

See what I did there with the picture? Masterful. I have yet to venture over to Blue Jacket, but everyone I know who has LOVES it. If I lived near, I’d dig into the pasta carbonara (so indulgent!!!) and pair it with their Lost Weekend IPA.

The Queen Vic

Unfortunately there’s no footie on, but this small, dark, warm pub will melt your soul with Old Speckled Hen on tap (as well as numerous others), bangers and mash, roasted marrow bones and sticky toffee pud.

Big Bear Cafe

Dinner by candlelight, bubble & squeak, and Thatcher’s Green Goblin Cider from Sandford, England….Get. In. My. Belly. Not too mention the chill, laid back atmosphere and communal tables. You’ll be best friends with your bench mate in no time.

 

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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