*** It’s a great night for some club hopping. See you there! ***
UPDATE #4: There are still 4 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 5 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to get on board. Make sure to come early with exact cash. Tickets are $30 each at the “door.”
UPDATE #3: I will be at the bar to check everyone in and to give you your glow bracelet and itinerary. Also, it’s completely optional, but please consider tipping the bus driver a few bucks. It’ll be a long night, and I’m sure s/he will welcome the show of appreciation. My cell no. has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. If you are running late, please TEXT me your ETA and I’ll let you know where we’re at. Make sure to check your spam folder, and also make sure your email and Meetup settings allow for you to always receive messages from the organizer.
UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $30. I look forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 10 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $25 to $30 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. July 8th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I’ll be removing those that haven’t paid by Sun. July 1st. Make payment to lock in the early bird price and your spot (see the “Payment” section of the event posting). If you’ve already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we’ve received your payment (no need to message me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!
Ok, it’s time for a bus crawl night out!
I’ve reserved a deluxe charter bus for us, complete with sound system (I’ll bring tunes), dim lighting, and bathroom (yes)! We’re going to some of the hippest bars / clubs / lounges in DC, so let’s pull up in style! No cheesy 4th grade school bus here!
We’ll have our very own chauffeur taking us to a few of the hottest spots in DC… and since we’ve built relationships with many of the bars / clubs for our happy hours… they’ve agreed to:
- Waive the cover charge (normally $10 – $20)
- Bypass *all* lines (normally a 30 minute – 1 hour wait)
- Provide drink specials… for our group only!!
So join us for a night of dancing, fun, music, and drinks… while hanging out with others looking to do the same!… all without worrying about transportation, cover charges, waiting in lines, and “regular” drink prices! 21+
Currently, we’ll be visiting the following hot spots:
- Umaya — is a contemporary Japanese izakaya restaurant and bar. The exotic décor and live DJs complete the experience. From furnishings to fare, Umaya will envelope visitors into its enchanting sanctuary
- Gryphon — is a “social house” featuring an assortment of premium aged meats, a full raw bar, and specially crafted cocktails that encourages guests to socialize through eating and drinking, while providing a lively, energetic, and fun atmosphere
- Eden — is dressed up with wood walls, waterfalls, and loads of green LEDs. It looks like something out of Avatar. In fact, some of the plants were actually sourced from the same folks who sourced plants for the movie
- Ultrabar — features a unique blend of classic architecture and modern amenities and 4 different levels, each with it’s own DJ!
We’ll meet up at Umaya to start, for the first hour or so (it’s technically our first stop). Detailed itinerary to be provided when we meet up. I’ll email out my cell no. to the yes RSVPs a few hours before our event start time.
We’ve got an early bird special for this event of $25 (the cost of just the cover at some clubs)! The first 40 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sunday, July 8th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, it will go up to $30. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the “Payment” section of the event posting.
See you there!
METRO & PARKING
The closest Metro is Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue, Silver lines), about a 2 minute walk, and Gallery Place – Chinatown (Yellow, Green, Red lines), about a 3 minute walk. I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber’ing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don’t forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using parkopedia.com for garage parking planning.
Dress code includes includes no hats, no athletic gear, no baggy clothes, no t-shirts, no flip / flops, no casual boots, no ripped jeans, nice sneakers ok. Suggested attire for men: button up collar shirt with slacks, hard-soled dress shoes.
PayPal account not required. Please follow the steps below (if payment by smartphone doesn’t work, please try your computer). Your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment, and your email receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment (please check your spam folder and email settings). You can also log into your PayPal or credit card account online to verify payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Our events do sell out, so I recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
- Select “Yes” under “Are you going?” (or select “Change” RSVP to add more guests if you’ve already purchased ticket(s))
- Enter the number of guests coming and click “Finish RSVP”
- Click “Pay Now” (or “Pay Online Now”) at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person
- Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you’re paying for. Modify if appropriate, click “Pay Now” or “Check Out” button
- If you don’t have a PayPal account, click “Pay with a Debit or Credit Card”
- If you have a PayPal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via PayPal
I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation email as a backup (if you are not on the list, you will be required to show it). When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver’s license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say “Welcome, [your account name]” at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP’d under someone else’s payment, please use that name for check-in.
Since this event is paid for in advance, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let me know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date… no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)
TICKET RESELL / TRANSFER
Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell / transfer your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale / transfer. Work out any payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send me (the organizer) a message through my Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). To obtain their Meetup profile URL, go to their profile from the mobile website or your computer (not the app), and copy & paste the URL from your browser. I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 5pm on the day of the event.
Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we’ll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we’ll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I’ll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by 5:30pm on the day of our event with the details.
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let me know in advance (a week or more before the event) and I will do my best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile, do NOT comment on the event posting). If you let me know the day of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and I appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!
You are free to leave items on the bus so that you don’t have to carry them around in the bars / clubs. Please be aware we are not responsible for any lost items, so don’t forget to take your belongings with you at the end of the night!