Kelly the Culinarian: Drink discovery: The Third Edition

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Drink discovery: The Third Edition

I can't decide if I'm getting old or there just aren't enough bars in Georgetown to go around. I say this because I went to The Third Edition last night and I was aghast at how many people they fit into that joint. Seeing as there's something like 40 bars in that neighborhood, it's probably just me. I still had an awesome time, though.

Located at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, it's about one mile away from any metro stop. But I'm an adventurous gal and I could use a nice walk. The main bar of this place was in the '80s brat pack film, St. Elmo's Fire. The picture of the '80s-rific bar is from the establishment's Web site. It was so crowded that when I was on the dance floor, I got elbowed in the head and knocked over. Silly me, I thought I was at a bar and not some mosh-worthy concert.

Here's my big peeve about the place -- It was a $5 cash-only cover. The beers, even Bud Lite, were $5.50 a piece. To open a tab was a $25 minimum charge. Tip to the bar owner: If you want to make money, you want me to spend money. Telling me I must drink five of your crappy beers to have a suitable tab isn't a way to make me want to spend money. Therefore, I didn't drink. That may have expounded my issue with the crowding.

If every law student at Georgetown wasn't in this single bar, it would have been a cool little joint. There were two levels, plus an outdoor bar. There were a few tables and booths for the mellow crowd as well as two DJs, one playing top 40s songs and the other rocking out to the '80s. They get extra points because they played Kelly Clarkson, which is a staple in my opinion.

Afterwards, we walked to Dupont Circle in search of some food. Did you know that the only place that serves food at 1:30 a.m. is Subway? I had higher hopes for Dupont too.

I may go back to Third Edition, but only during the day to try their menu.

25 comments:

inherwritemind1 said...

Hi Kelly!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. We're in the middle of a nutty contest, so don't that what you saw as the usual fare.

I attended NU a zillion years ago.

I look forward to reading some of your posts.

Hope to see you again soon.

Patti said...

the bud lite reference made me shiver...that it was $5.50 made me want to fight.

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

I can't believe Subway was the only grub you could find that late. Have you been to Ben's Chili Bowl yet?

Nightwing said...

Helo Kelly,

Thanks for visiting my blog..

You have a good one here too...love ur writing.

Cheers.

mustardseed said...

Hi Kellie! Nice blog! Journalism must be fun...thanks for stopping by my blog, I seldom get visitors besides Peggy the Veggie!

Stephen Parrish said...

Hi. Another visiTEE becomes a visiTOR. You're blogging from D.C.? But isn't Northwestern in Chicago?

sharlydia said...

Hi, thx for dropping by my blog, wonder how u found sharlydia...

anyway this is a nice post about this lil bar...

Bernita said...

At least the music was good...
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Unfortunately, the only mention of food so far in my WIP is where my heroine throws up her supper.
On the sofa.

~Christine~Leng said...

nice write-up :)

the Razzler said...

Hi! Kelly ..

Thanks for dropping by my Blog. I will post some pics of the 2nd Link in my next post.

Love your Blog!! :) :)

doggybloggy said...

thats more expensive than NYC

Trish said...

Great tip to the bar owner...sometimes they just don't get it.

And hey...any place that rocks out to the 80's is tops in my books.

Sylvia said...

Hi Kelly, you blog was amazing in these new lay and template.And your photos are getting better and better. Your posts I have no comets to do. You know that, I really admire the way that you wright

noisms said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Are you at Georgetown? A good friend of mine studied journalism or somesuch there and now works for Time magazine.

bj said...

Thank you much for taking time to run over to ck on my blog. I like it when you visit. I do enjoy your blog so much...always something interesting...like this beer deal. Any time they tell me HOW many I MUST order would make me fightin' mad. I don't drink beer but it WOULD make me mad!!
See you soon,
bj

Trish said...

Hey Kelly, my tag is up...

Lynn said...

Sounds like they were charging for the ambience. Not a lot of places that you can go and get knocked in the head on the dance floor:~)

Joan said...

Hi Kelly. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm in desperate need of culinary help and I love to eat so your blog is a match made in heaven. You can be sure I'll be visiting it regularly.

Puteri said...

You have an interesting blog. :-) Enjoyed the sushi picture, one of my favorite kind of food!

Andrea said...

Well, I hope your 'menu visit' is better than you 'beer visit'. I'd have been a bit turned off by the cover and the price of beer, too.

BTW, I added you to my blogroll today when I was updating.

Sandi said...

Kelly -
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love to cook so I'll be checking your blog out now that I know about it.

Since you're at Northwestern, hoping you have some good hints for the Chicago area as I have family there and visit often.

Sherry said...

Could be age...and wisdom that comes with age. I'm always aghast at the price of drinks and bars...

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Hey Kelly, journalism, in my favourite city. God I love D.C.!
I am buying a flight pass so I can spend a few weekends there this winter.
Hubby and I liked a (I think... Chinese?) place, called Meiwah? Or something like that. The food was great.
Yes, Christmas is best kept small and sweet. I like the actual holiday part too. The gifts are so overdone if you ask me. We have more than we need on this continent.
Enjoy your upcoming Thanksgiving!
xo
Gillian
(Can you recommend a hotel, the L'Enfant plaza was handy cause it was on the yellow line from Ronald Reagan, but we didn't like it that much! ;)

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

OMG~! I forgot...the Philips buffet place was great on the Saturday night. Busy but so good. We drank enormous pina coladas too. Crab legs up the yin yang....
xo
Gillian

Hotwire said...

i suppose if you had fun then it was worth the price...