Where: 3205 K St. N.W.
Carded: At the door
Specials: $2.50 Amstel Lights and Heinekens
I had heard a lot about Chadwick’s. I knew it is close to Loew’s Cinema Georgetown by Washington Harbour and that it is popular with Georgetown University students. Since I was coming from the movies with my roommates and meeting a Georgetown alumnus, it was quite convenient for everyone.
I was surprised by how big the place is. Like it’s other locations in Friendship Heights and Alexandria, Va., Chadwick’s is a restaurant and bar. Its Georgetown spot features a street-level dining room and bar, as well as a more casual seating area and bar upstairs. The food is OK and the drink specials are decent and start after happy hour. Since it was Friday, Heinekens and Amstel Lights were $2.50. On weekdays, specials start at 7 p.m.
The music and crowd picks up around 10:30 p.m. There isn’t a dance floor, but that didn’t stop a group of after-work yuppies – suits, ties, jackets, skirts, pearls and all – from letting loose. Chadwick’s caters to an older crowd, so there was plenty of gray hairs at the bar that night.
It was fun to ridicule all the older barflies. There were the two blondes wearing those shirts you would buy in the misses department at Macy’s (ick) who were hitting on the same guy. Funny stuff. And then there was a classic example of the after-work yuppie, still wearing her pearls, drinking from everyone else’s glasses and performing cheerleading moves to whatever song was playing.
That woman’s ridiculousness made me happy to be 21 and in college. If the working world makes you act like that in bars, I don’t ever want to grow old.
Rating: Two bells