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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Mad Men

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Don Draper may no longer be a staple on your television, but you can still follow his lead with a strong drink and hearty dinner. Take your date to Jack Rose Dining Saloon. The popular bar houses more than 2,000 bottles from single malt Scotch to Irish Whiskey. If you want an extra intimate experience, make a reservation for a seating at Dram & Grain in the saloon's basement. Expert barmen will mix crafted cocktails at this secret society bar. 

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"Mad" isn’t always a bad thing. You’ll taste why that’s true when you experience the culinary delights of Colin King at Oyamel, the Mexican outpost of celebrity chef and culinary genius José Andrés’ DC restaurant empire. If you’re feeling bold, order the chapulines, tacos made with sautéed grasshoppers.

DO
Make a reservation for the club level at the Verizon Center and enjoy VIP service while catching a game. The Capitals and Wizards are in season this February.

STAY
After an evening of manly pursuits, spend the night at The Capella. Have a nightcap at The Rye Bar, which specializes in American Rye whiskies that were favored by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. 

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