Between 4-7 p.m. on weekdays, compose a casual meal of the sizeable bar snacks at 15 Ria inside the Doubletree Washington. Enjoy shareable comforts like buffalo chicken wings, parmesan fries and a trio of sliders.
Once properly fueled, cruise to the 9:30 Club, the city’s premier venue for popular live music. The lineup is eclectic and advance tickets are a must, but the sound system is bangin’ and the intimacy of the space is well worth it.
After the show, order a round at ChurchKey. This long, dark bar is a beer lover’s Eden. More than 500 hard-to-find craft beers are on the menu, as are crispy, oozy mac and cheese sticks. Oh my!
Spend the night at One Washington Circle, a boutique hotel above the eponymous circle near George Washington University. Both the Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods are a walkable distance away.