D.C. Bars To Stay Open Late for Obama Inauguration PartyingWashington DC nightclubs have been notorious for violence and keeping the drinking going further into the morning hours will likely fuel more.
Council passes measure to keep bars open around the clock during inauguration week By Jim Iovino
Wed, Dec 3, 2008
Washington, D.C. residents and millions of tourists may not even remember next January's inauguration weekend if they take advantage of a proposal to keep bars in the nation's capital open 24 hours a day.
If the estimated 4 million people do swarm the District for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, they're going to need some places to unwind with a drink, right? That's the logic behind the capital's city council's plans to keep bars, restaurants and nightclubs open all night.
Tuesday evening, the District's council passed emergency legislation to allow bars, restaurants and nightclubs to stay open until 5 a.m. for the inauguration, according to the Washington Examiner.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty had requested that nightclubs not be included in the measure.
Is extended drinking hours a good precedent to set for a new Administration with an influx of younger workers?
It would seem that some new Obama officials already have a problem with appropriate behavior while consuming alcohol:
President-elect Barack Obama's chief speechwriter, 27-year-old Jon Favreau took some interesting photos at a recent party he attended -- including one where he's dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another where he's placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady's chest while a friend is offering her lips a beer -- popped up on Facebook for about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down -- along with every other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking site, save for one profile headshot.
The adults are leaving town with the Bush's and the frat boys are back in charge!Let the Good Times Roll!