Bastille Day Antics

Today, July 14th, is Bastille Day, and what better way to celebrate than watching waiters race down Pennsylvania Avenue attempting to balance a bottle of water and a glass of beer on a tray held in one hand?

Head on over to Les Halles at 1201 Pennsylvania for the 2pm waiters’ race. There’s also a children’s race at 12:30 and a customers’ race at 1pm, which you can join in for 10 bucks (the $$ goes to charity).

And for this evening, there’s always a scene on at Bistrot du Coin in Dupont Circle for Bastille Day.
People even dance on the bar…

Now there may be some of you grinches who scoff and say, “Why celebrate French independence?”

Well, why don’t you go to Lafayette Square at 16th and Penn (located opposite the White House), and ask the Marquis?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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