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Join us for our July happy hour in Silver Spring

For the next installment of Greater Greater Washington's happy hour series, we're heading to Maryland! Join us Monday, July 22 from 6-8pm at Jackie's Sidebar in downtown Silver Spring.

Photo by katmeresin on Flickr.

We look forward to getting contributors, editors and readers together for some drinks and lively conversation. Jackie's Sidebar is at 8081 Georgia Avenue at Sligo Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.

The entrance is actually on Sligo, just around the corner. Sidebar is known for its cocktails, but they have a pretty good beer list and awesome snacks, and they're running happy hour specials until 7 pm.

It's a 10-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station (Red Line), a major hub for Metrobus and Ride On bus routes throughout Montgomery and Prince George's counties. If you're coming from DC, you can also take the Metrobus 70 to Georgia Avenue and East-West Highway (2 blocks away), the S2 to Georgia and Eastern (4 blocks away) or the 79, S4 and S9 to the Metro station.

We hope to make these happy hours a regular occurrence again. If you'd like to have one in your neck of the woods, let us know in the comments and we'll consider hosting an event there. Hope to see you on the 22nd!

Dan Reed is an urban planner at Nelson\Nygaard. He writes his own blog, Just Up the Pike, and serves as the Land Use Chair for the Action Committee for Transit. He lives in downtown Silver Spring. All opinions are his own. 


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Can I get a P . . . ?

by dcd on Jul 12, 2013 12:28 pm • linkreport

Couldn't have picked a better place in Silver Spring. Sidebar is awesome. Sorry I will be out of town for it.

by Dave Murphy on Jul 12, 2013 12:30 pm • linkreport


Thanks for catching that! I just fixed it.

by dan reed! on Jul 12, 2013 12:33 pm • linkreport

Nice, sounds fun. Will probably take the red line up there.

by h st ll on Jul 12, 2013 1:08 pm • linkreport

This is an awesome bar. I can't wait to be there.

by Cavan on Jul 12, 2013 1:42 pm • linkreport

Sounds great. I'll be there with bells on.

ONLY bells.

by Michael on Jul 12, 2013 2:24 pm • linkreport

If you're taking Metro or MARC, a good shortcut is to take the Met Branch Trail to Ripley Street to Georgia. You'll get an up-close look at some of Silver Spring's newest developments (including its tallest building), and be able to brag about using the only part of the Transit Center that's actually OPEN.

by Andy Wexler on Jul 15, 2013 6:45 pm • linkreport

I wish I could join you, but I have a Takoma Park City Council meeting, first a closed session meeting to talk about potential Takoma Junction development, then, at about 8 pm, open session presentations by Washington Adventist Hospital on its relocation plans and then, slated for 8:50 pm, by WMATA and developer EYA on proposed Takoma Metro station development. These topics seem right up your alley, so if you're so inclined, head down 410 to the Takoma Park community center and join us.

by Seth Grimes on Jul 20, 2013 12:32 pm • linkreport

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