There are a ton of things going on in D.C. this Tuesday, Sept. 20, most of them surrounding the implementation of DADT repeal. But there's one more item you should put on your social calendar, and it's a tiger of a different stripe: JR.'s Bar & Grill, a mainstay on 17th Street for 25 years -- is celebrating its Silver Anniversary with a party. Things kick off with a private, invite-only party from 7 to 9 p.m. -- but you may be able to get a VIP invite by sweet-talking your favorite JR.'s bartender as soon as possible (invites are limited and going fast).
There will be giveaways galore at the private party, including one for an iPad. The bar will then open to the public at 9 p.m. and will hold an open bar on rail vodka and JR.'s drafts from 10 to 11 p.m. (An added bonus to members of the military: If you have a military ID and show it, you can get open bar on anything from 10 to 11 p.m.) The bar is installing some new TV screens and freshening itself up for the occasion. Rumor has it a certain animal head may vanish. General manager David Perruzza promises a blow out of a celebration. And if we've learned one thing in life, it's that when Perruzza promises something, he delivers big time.
JR.'s is located at 1519 17th Street NW.
Here's a look at their 2010 Easter Bonnet Contest, an annual mainstay event at the bar.