Bummers and Big Deals (March 2020)

Red Bear turns one!! (Photo Credit: Jeremy Bailey)

A round-up of some recent cool things, and a few that suck.

Big Deals

Red Bear Brewing is turning one! Head over on March 7th for their First Anniversary Party.

International Women’s Day is March 8th! (Learn more)

You have plenty of concert options in March, don’t miss out. (Top 15 Concerts)

Capital Bikeshare brings the e-bikes back. Very nice.

Atlas Brew Works is opening their new spot in Navy Yard in the Spring, and paired with Andy’s Pizza. (Eater DC)

DC Defenders play their third home game on March 8th vs. the first place St. Louis Battlehawks. Huge game for your Defenders, show some support! (Tickets)

Peruvian Brothers opened in La Cosecha. The first permanent food stall there, with delicious Peruvian-style chicken. Verified open, I witnessed the ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening.

Butter Chicken Company 2 is now open on H Street NE! Verified open. I went on the first day’s ‘soft opening’. Very good, and so much food for the price.

Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms is March 27-30. Woo! I wonder if the Tidal Basin will be quiet and we can enjoy it without tourists this year? #myCoronavirusTheory

The plan to improve the C & O Canal in Georgetown has been passed by the National Park Service. (Georgetown Canal Plan)


Total feffing F. The Rock and Roll Hotel closed effective March 2nd. More later on its impact on me, one of the best places on H Street NE for a drink on the roof, and so many concerts witnessed over the years. (Popville)

Horace & Dickie’s closed on March 1st. I made it there a handful of times since moving to DC in 2004, but it’s been many years since I last ate there. I always meant to go back, but of course some other new place was opening to divert my attention. I never thought it would go away, so rich was its history there. Damn.

The DC Music Rocks blog is retiring! It was a cool source for local music, and will definitely be missed. Go there and get some info while you can! They close the site in June. (Retirement Note)

Capital Bikeshare has ended their Bike Angels program!! Noooooooo! I hope it proved useful in helping to redistribute bikes across the system. See my quote in DCist when it started.

They cut down the trees at Pershing Park. For the upcoming WWI Memorial. Whoa, didn’t World War I happen over 100 years ago? (World War I Memorial Plan)

DC Defenders have lost two games in a row. Geez, blowouts no less.

Gordon Biersch in Navy Yard has closed! And the one in Rockville too! (Eater DC)

(This has been an especially bummed out set of bummers so let’s look at a couple nice photos to wash away the taste.)

Red Bear is a one-year old.
Enjoy the Red Bear bathrooms. Jeff Goldblum does.



Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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