happy-hours

Isakson Raises Money for Parkinson's Research

Isakson was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in June (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo).

 

Capitol Hill to Hoist Cup for Lincoln Chafee

Courtesy of HOH tipster.

It's been a hectic week on Capitol Hill, so what better way to top it off than by toasting the latest failed presidential candidate? At least, it appears that's what the folks at I.J. Review were thinking. The media outlet announced Friday it was hosting a "Cheers to Chafee" happy hour Friday evening, honoring Democratic presidential hopeful Lincoln Chafee, who said Friday that he was dropping out of the race .  The flyer shared with HOH notes, "Drinks on us."  

So those Chafee supporters looking to drown their sorrows, or his opponents cheering his demise, are encouraged to head to Barrel Whiskey Bar, located on Pennsylvania Ave. Southeast, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WednesDaze: Polishing Off Pitchers with Our Future Leaders

Why wait an extra 24 hours for the Republican primary debates to get faced when you can crush pitchers of cold brew Wednesday?  

That’s right, the politically themed debauching can begin in earnest today during the “Pitchers and Politics Pre-Debate Happy Hour.”  

Fill the Hours on GOP Debate Night

In the time it took to type these words, another 12 jillion Republicans announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential race.  

Sadly (not really), there’s only so much time/space/willful suspension of disbelief the media can devote to this quest, so only the highest polling politicians will make it on stage Thursday for the first internecine squabble on national TV.  

Firing Up a Memorable Fourth

(Courtesy W Hotel)

Independence Day doesn’t just commemorate the birth of our nation.  

It’s the one time of the year we are mandated — by law (it’s enshrined in the Constitution; look it up) — to go out and have as much freakin’ fun as humanly possible.  

Capitol Hill Alumnus Wants to Huddle with Hibernian Staffers

Former Hill staffer Keith Carney has a plan to help foster comity within the ideologically charged Capitol: unite the children of the Emerald Isle.  

Come Friday, the former Senate aide intends to do just that via the launch of a new club, Hill Irish.  

Vote with Your Liver at #CocktailCaucus 2015

As anyone who’s covered previous iterations of the Conservative Political Action Conference — the right-wing rally returning to town Feb. 25-28 — can attest, the best part of sitting through the cacophony of stump speeches is getting good and loaded afterwards.  

A trio of media outlets is hoping to capitalize on that propensity to get plowed by convincing CPACers to weigh on the field of White House hopefuls via an unofficial “Cocktail Caucus.”  

Turned On? Tune In! Or Drop Out (Whatevs)

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Election night 2014 is looking like it’ll be a nail-biter.  

With so many variables in play — Will the Affordable Care Act ultimately prove detrimental to Democrats' professional health? Who will independent candidates caucus with on Capitol Hill? How long (and how many runoffs) before we divine the next Senate majority leader? — one might be tempted to grab a drink, catch a movie and perhaps wait for “The Daily Show” recap on Wednesday, rather than suffer through umpteen hours of wall-to-wall news coverage.  

D.C. Watering Holes Embrace MLB Pennant Race

We’re still weeks away from knowing if #ThisTown could serve as the backdrop for a fabled “Beltway Series.”  

But now that the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles have earned their way into postseason play , local bars are gearing up for a very exciting weekend.  

Flashback: Moira Bagley Smith's Guide to Hill Booze Scene

Bagley Smith chronicled the intricacies of flip cup at the Ugly Mug during her time at Roll Call. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

By now, you've seen the announcement that Moira Bagley Smith is joining the staff of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., as communications director.  

While on staff here at Roll Call in the aughts, Bagley Smith wrote regularly for our old Mug Shots feature. In that role, she brought readers to Sonoma just a year after the wine bar opened, to board games at Trusty's and to a flip cup tournament at The Ugly Mug.