“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” —Drew Carey
Go to almost any bar in D.C., and it seems like no one is happy with their jobs. Capitol Hill staffers are getting post-graduate degrees to find better-paying jobs; government employees are working as food, drink, and travel writers on the side; lawyers seem to prefer investing in new restaurants than chasing down legal precedents. So where are they going to find the liquid courage to follow their dreams? The U Street Corridor. Every bar is standing room only, with lines out the door. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to 10 of the best.