Happy Birthday, Katie Korb!
To celebrate Katie's birthday, we ventured to the U Street Corridor in NW DC to a bar called Policy (how appropriate for DC!). It's been a while since I've been out in the U Street area and I forgot how much I like it. It has a totally different feel from the Hill, where I spend most of my time.
The crowd is more diverse--there are less suits and ties and more of a jazz and/or bohemian look to most folks. The area is somewhat mixed in terms of development--there are bars on some of the windows and store fronts that aren't extremely inviting, but on the whole U Street is full of bars, restaurants, clubs, coffee shops and of course...JUMBO SLICE!
Policy was awesome. The theme is "Truth, Love, and Liberty." The floor and ceilings are painted black but the furniture and booths are upholstered in a vibrant red. Eccentric light fixtures hang throughout the bar--I caught myself mesmerized by them more than once!
Here are some favorite shots from the evening.
Kern and JJD:
Buck, looking debonaire, as always:
The Birthday Girl:
There is an entire other lounge area that we did not even visit. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays their "Liberty Lounge" hosts music. New Year's resolution: GO BACK!