14th Street's Best Kept Secret


North of the Columbia Heights Metro on 14th Street exists a little bar with no signs to draw attention to itself. Simply marked by a Red Derby hat on the door, most are at a loss to find it. Once inside, the speakeasy sensibility of the establishment carries on. A long bar, booths and lounge-y… read more »

St. Patrick's Day in Arlington

On Tap went green in Arlington on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! We hit Ireland’s Four Courts, Kitty O’Shea’s and O’Sullivans.

St. Pat's in Penn Quarter and Capitol Hill

On Tap hit the District on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. We stopped by Penn Quarter’s Fado and Irish Channel and Capitol Hill’s Kelly’s Irish Times and The Dubliner.

St. Patrick's Day in Midtown DC 2010

On Tap hit the District on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. We stopped by Foggy Bottom’s 51st State and McFadden’s before heading to Dupont to see who was going green at Mackey’s Irish Pub and James Hoban’s.

St. Patrick's Day in Maryland 2010

On Tap went green in Bethesda and Silver Spring on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! We made stops at Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle, RiRa and McGinty’s Public House.

Clarendon St. Patrick's Day Parade

On Tuesday March 16th, hundreds gathered along Wilson Boulevard in Arlington for the Clarendon St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Floats from Palm Beach Tanning, IOTA Club and Café, Liberty Tavern, Whitlow’s on Wilson and more were accompanied by Irish dancers, musicians and mounted policeman.  It was a great way to kick off our 2010 St. Patrick’s… read more »

St. Pat's Party Guide 2010

Music Picks

Photo courtesy of Army of Me

WED., MAR. 3 Ha Ha Tonka at DC9 Named after a state park in their home state of Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka is a four-piece rock outfit with a little bluegrass twang that reflects their Midwest roots. Their unpretentious lyrics and middle America sound make them instantly likeable. Catch them at intimate DC9 before they… read more »

Arts Beats + Lyrics

Traveling art exhibitions are few and far between. Urban art exhibitions are even rarer. But on March 26, the Atlanta-born Arts Beats + Lyrics (AB+L) urban arts show breaks through those barriers as it makes its way to the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Originally conceived as an alternate mode of urban expression that specifically… read more »

Four Play

Alex Gordon

Each month On Tap profiles four local artists that should be on your radar, calendar and/or iPod. This month: Courtlyn Carr, Patty Reese, GroundScore and Alex Gordon Hi-Fi.