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Do You Like Dogs and Beer? Then Try the Blue Banana’s Thursday Yappy Hour

June 6, 2012

If you missed last Friday’s Washington Post, you probably also missed its mention of  the Blue Banana’s Thursday Yappy Hours. Their Dog-Friendly Happy Hour started as a once a month charity night. It turned out to be so popular that  the Blue Banana has made it a weekly Thursday event. One Thursday a month will continue to benefit the Washing­ton Animal Rescue League.

The details from the Washington Post are below:

The back patio at Blue Banana “has been dog-friendly since the day we opened,” says bar owner Jamie Hess. Oscar, his almost 3-year-old Portuguese water dog, may have had something to do with the decision. While pups have always been welcome, the bar decided to make it official in May by hosting a Yappy Hour every Thursday night. Dogs socialize while snacking on Milk-Bones and lapping from bowls of water; meanwhile, humans can get any drink in the house — beer, wine or mixed drinks — for $4.

Once per month, the bar donates 20 percent of the proceeds to the Washing­ton Animal Rescue League. Upcoming charity nights include June 14, July 12 and Aug. 16.


Blue Banana Getting Outdoor Beer Garden and Happy Hour Reminder

March 18, 2011

Beer Garden at Blue Banana

Last time I checked out Blue Banana the manager showed me the progress that had been made with their outdoor space in the rear of the building. So far, I think it looks pretty good. As I understand it, they’re still waiting on some paperwork and a serving space before it can go live … but with the warmer weather hitting us I don’t think it can be any too soon.

And, as we’re talking about Blue Banana, don’t forget that I’ll be there for a Park View book Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. tonight. I understand that drink specials are $3 Rail Drinks and all beers are $5 or less.

If that doesn’t suit you, they are also having a Captain Morgan Promotional Event from 8:30–10 p.m. and after that there will be a DJ.


Park View Book Out — Celebratory Happy Hour Scheduled for Friday at Blue Banana

March 15, 2011

The Park View book is available at some area Barnes & Noble stores

After a long wait, the Park View book is now available. It was released on Monday 3/14/11 and is available at the Downtown, Georgetown, and Union Station Barnes & Noble locations. It is also available online at I’m sure you can also order it from other area book sellers.

It was suggested to me that there should be a book release happy hour to help celebrate … and thinking that that was a great idea I’m going to do just that.

Anyone interested in joining me to lift a glass/bottle and toast the release of the book is welcome to join me on Friday, March 18, at the Blue Banana (located at 3632 Georgia Ave., NW). I’ll be there between 6 and 8 p.m.

This is not intended to be a book signing, but those interested in having a copy of the book signed won’t have to wait long. We’re currently working on a couple of locations to host book signings in the area.


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