In case you missed the Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (held each year in January), here’s your chance to relive highlights. Check into the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, which is bear-friendly and the home hotel for Mid-Atlantic Leather.
Power up with a hearty meal at Birch & Barley just a few blocks north up 14th Street. Entrees include the Honey Glazed Duck Breast. There’s even a beer director on staff.
Before a night out on the town, browse Dupont Circle’s Proper Topper, offering charming accessories along with stylish designer clothing and hats.
There’s still time to get a work-out in at Balance Gym Thomas Circle just south of Thomas Circle, off Green Court, with a wide variety of cardiovascular, strength training and free weight equipment. The gym offers a free one-day pass.
Those interested in drinking with shirtless men can head to the Green Lantern, tucked away off Thomas Circle with its long standing bear-friendly. With its long standing Thursday night promotion: shirtless men get free rail drinks on Thursdays, 10-11 p.m.