Sunday, June 21, 2009

Where Angels & D-bags Fear to Tread/Like The Plague: Joint Edition

Thank goodness for the Going Out Gurus or GoGs. I have used them for a loooong time to help me figure out dates, birthdays, and all around looking to have fun in this city. And they have once again come through for me.

Via Fritz, in many ways the GoG's point man from bars to art, put up a recent post regaring the bars/restaurants/music venues that he has heard from that will and will not be allowing Real World DC into their places of business.

While editorializing may go on in this post, please note the contributors to this blog support all local DC businesses.

Safehouses


The Black Cat--From the owner Dante Ferrando, "People come here to hang out and have a drink or see a concert, not be bothered by film crews." THANK YOU, DANTE! All I want to do is get my dance on to an awesome band or to BritPop music while I enjoy a Foster's Oil Can. I don't want "Woo Girls" in my face due to the RWDC going to your venue. Thank you again.

Wonderland Ballroom--Listen here, Wonderland. I like your bar. I hear the interns are going there quite a bit but I haven't seen any change. You are on the wall though regarding RWDC though seeming to fall on the NO side given your clientele. If you do let the Real World DC in your bar, you will have sold out and become poseurs. Keep Strong, Keep Being AntiRealWorld.

Russia House--Russia House is close to the RWDC House. Could they go there? Sure. I suppose so. One off-record source though doesn't think so because. She told me, "My favorite part about going to the Russia House are the amazing former Russians and their great stories. I just don't think they'd want their privacy being invaded so publicly." Avoid? Not a chance. RWDC will never go to this amazing place and I think the GoGs got this wrong.

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

Cobalt--The Real World DC has approached Cobalt!?!? Shocked! As long as they don't go to Townhouse or to JRs I know I am OK. Though, the rest of my fellow homos take note that the Real World DC may be at Cobalt for Thursday nights...and you know what I mean. I'll just be at Townhouse watching everyone from the patio.

Town--As I previously predicted, the Real World DC is most likely going to Town. No shocker. THE gay dance club in town which also has quite a bit of space and decent lighting (if they desire). Going to Town and being shocked that the RWDC is there is no longer an option, you are on notice. Might I suggest one of the wonderful events that The New Gay does instead?

Saint-Ex/Bar Pilar--Okay. I've had some bad experiences at Saint-Ex. So if someone else wants to exhibit better judgement, feel free to comment. As to Bar Pilar, I highly doubt they'd go there. Bar Pilar is a swanky joint that, regardless of the number of the people there, always feels intimate. MTV doesn't want intimate....they want "quasi-sexual." That's not Bar Pilar's crowd. If RWDC goes to Bar Pilar, I'd be very...VERY surprised.

Gazuza/Chi-Cha--No offense to the comm. director for these sibling bars, but your influence has been waning in years. And yes, I know how I used the term "no offense." The fact they were in this article says to me that they need the RWDC to help them open another venue. Both places are great....but they want to occupy the catbird seat again like they once did. RWDC may go there, may not, both venues are close. I'm not going to chance going to either though.

Shadow Room--I'm not cool. I've never been here. Frankly, when I read the GoG article and the owner said, "In my industry, it's all about vanity.", I decided to never, ever go there. Good luck to all those who go there to try and get on. That's your target demographic, not mine.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Russia House signed the form allowing the camera crew to come into their establishment.

Bobby Rotten said...

Thanks guys. I'll be sure to avoid those places, and now I know where to go when I wanna get rowdy and start some shit with RWDC kids.

Nerdette said...

I really hope they leave Bar Pilar alone. The food and cocktails are so good there (I know, worst kept secret evar :)

Mike Sager said...

Guys - they're SO going to Local 16. You know it.

Just keep them out of the Brickskeller and I'll be happy... even if I'm not actually in DC anymore, it's the principle.

Anonymous said...

Yup, Russia House has already signed the papers to allow the RW to come. Sorry, I know, this sucks, no vodka samplers until they're done.

Anonymous said...

I just want to second that Fritz from GoG is the man

Anonymous said...

Bar Pilar is swanky? I guess we should all start wearing top hats at Cork.

You've spent far too much time crawling between Millie & Al's and The Brass Monkey if Bar Pilar is swanky.

Nerdette said...

@Anonymous I don't know that I'd call Bar Pilar swanky, but the food is consistently good (as well as the cocktails.) Same with Cork. And happily, neither require a top hat. But if our new neighbors are craving blue jello shots, I do hope they go to Millie and Al's.

Anonymous said...

I am not saying I like the Real World (because I don't), but for you to make blanket statements about where they will and will not go without first verifying with ownership is lame. I know some of the businesses you list are either on the fence about it, or haven't even considered it yet (because I know the owners), so maybe you should do some homework before you start shunning all these other establishments.

DCBadger said...

This story was actually verified with ownership via the Going Out Gurus.

For the story, which was linked to in our post, please visit:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/goingoutgurus/2009/06/dcs_world_is_about_to_start_ge.html#more