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Date Nights DC Itinerary: Be Bearish


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.


Before you hit the town, get a workout in at Vida Fitness. The sleek U Street location offers day passes for $25 and features cardio equipment, weight room and innovative classes, along with massage and other treatments at their in-house spa, Aura.


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.

Looking for more ways to experience DC’s romantic side? Check out all 100+ date ideas for your gal, guy, friends, family or just for you.