Occasionally, I get e-mails from folks moving to DC and asking what’s worth doing. In general, I mean to reply to these e-mail with something along the lines of “never go out in Adams Morgan or Dupont Circle.” I tend to forget to do that. But Gridskipper has a good list of soul-sucking, faith-shaking, bars in Dupont to avoid. Now, if someone would only do the same for Adams Morgan, we’d be set.
I can compile that list fairly quickly: All of them.
OK, OK, in fairness there are one or two tolerable joints on that strip—Pharmacy Bar isn’t bad—but none remotely good enough to be worth wading through the noxious drunken throngs mobbing the sidewalks on their way to, from, and between the other 99 percent of places.