Category: Hidden Hangouts

Hidden Hangouts: Home Edition

The best kept secrets for food, music and entertainment  BY: MAGGIE ROTH, FAUX ESTATE CORRESPONDENT Editor’s Note: This piece is a work of fiction written for Fourth Estate’s satire issue, Faux Estate. With campus closed and social distancing measures in…

Hidden Hangouts: Sotto

A place looking to bring back the golden age of jazz in Washington  BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR I love jazz. I’m unashamed to say it. I like it more than hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, pop music, complex orchestral scores written…

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Hidden Hangouts: University Mall Theaters

Cross the street and enjoy the movie magic BY: AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER The first half of February has come and gone, which means we have already witnessed the biggest movie event of the year: the Oscars! Mid-February is that…

Hidden Hangouts: A Baked Joint

What your favorite coffee shop wishes it could be BY: PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR In a sea of overhyped coffee shops with “nice aesthetics” and “a cool staff,” A Baked Joint on K street in Washington, D.C. stands out as…

Hidden Hangouts: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Serving lattes to the literati since 1976 BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Dupont neighborhood in Washington, D.C. is home to many colorful works of art, historic buildings and other attractions that are perfect for a fun outing for college…

Hidden Hangouts: Busboys and Poets

 Get acquainted with Washington’s cultural hotspot for poetry and activism BY: MAGGIE ROTH, STAFF WRITER Busboys and Poets is all at once a bookshop, bar, coffee shop, restaurant and space for creative performance. Each aspect of the shop flows into…

Hidden Hangouts: Fairfax Denny’s

A hangout hidden in plain sight BY: JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As I am seated at the local Fairfax Denny’s, happy to find shelter from the cool fall air, I am handed their Holiday Delights menu.  I am impressed by…

Hidden Hangouts: Westover Farmers Market

Head to this local market for a collection of quality products BY PETER NJOROGE, CULTURE EDITOR Launch into millennial adulthood by checking out the freshest produce around at the Westover Farmers Market. While often associated with hipsters and high prices,…

Hidden Hangouts: The Old Firestation #3

This Firestation Bar Is Pretty Lit BY DANA NICKEL, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Disclaimer: I was a cocktail waitress at the Old Firestation last summer. It’s one of my few work experiences where I genuinely enjoyed the relationship I had with my…

Hidden Hangouts: Sweet Berry

Find endless combinations at this sweet shop BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY EDITOR Crepes, frozen yogurt, waffles, gelato — are we in heaven? Nope, we’re in Sweet Berry. Found on Main Street in the Pickett Shopping Center, right by Trader Joe’s,…