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12 DC-Area Fall Happy Hours With Seriously Good Deals

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Where to find bottomless drinks, weekend specials, free snacks, and more... The bad news: days are getting shorter. The good news: happy hours are getting longer (and cheaper, and better). Who says summer has all the fun? Check out these fall happy hours for bottomless drinks (!!!), all-day deals, weekend specials, and cheap, delicious eats—no $1-off $18 cocktails included.

— ANNA SPIEGEL

Where to Eat and Drink Around DC's Capital One Arena

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Capital One Arena is in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood, home to many great restaurants. But not all are suited for the lively Wizards, Caps, and concert crowds. These are a few of our favorite pre- and post-game options both in and around the Capital One Arena (formerly known as the Verizon Center)...

— ANNA SPIEGEL

A New Firehouse Pub Promises Unpretentious Grub from a Fine-Dining Chef

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Present Company Public House opens tonight in Mount Vernon Triangle, replacing the former Sixth Engine space inside a historic firehouse with a renovated place for a former fine-dining chef to riff on American bar food...

— Lenore Adkins

First Look: Present Company In Mount Vernon Is Another Casual Bar From Pub & The People’s Owners

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If you want to see how Present Company, the new restaurant that opened on Friday in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood, evolves over the years, keep an eye on the wall behind the bar. The grid of shelves stretches to the ceiling. It is stocked with bottles of booze, obviously, but it also houses books guests can borrow (just before opening night, I spied a coffee table book about the history of flight and part of the Game of Thrones series, among others), a selection of draping plants, and some knick-knacks. But there’s a lot of empty space as well, which co-owner Nick Bernel hopes eventually gets filled up with new artifacts of the neighborhood space...

— Lori McCue

PRESENT COMPANY PUBLIC HOUSE IS A REGULAR BAR

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Chinatown’s newest bar isn’t attached to a hotel. It doesn’t have a killer rooftop view or a below ground ‘speakeasy’ or a theme that’s targeting the nostalgia center of your brain. It’s just a bar. It’s going to have to work that much harder to capture the attention of the neighborhood, but considering its owner’s past success, I think it’ll be up to the challenge.

— KAYLEE DUGAN AND NICHOLAS KARLIN

When Present Company Opens Friday, Its Takeover of Sixth Engine Will Be Complete

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The partners behind neighborhood hit The Pub & The People will open their new bar, Present Company Public House, this weekend in the former Sixth Engine space that was once the oldest operating firehouse in the District. It dates back to 1855 and was decommissioned in 1974...

— Laura Hayes

Some neighborhood news that is not another closing

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I ran into one of the owners of Pub and the People outside of the old Sixth Engine space and he told me the name of the new place will be ‘Present Company’. They still did not know when they would be opening.

— Prince Of Petworth