Entrepreneur Magazine Names Charlie Palmer Steak DC Best Bar for Politicking
Location: Charlie Palmer Steak, DC
By Kayleigh Kulp
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The best bar for politicking...Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, D.C.
You'll have to see for yourself exactly which politicos are wheeling and dealing over their gin martinis at Charlie Palmer Steak--the discreet staffers at the bar, across from the U.S. Capitol, won't name names. But if you come when Charlie Palmer is liveliest, after 5:30 on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings when the Senate is in session, you might just score meet-and-greets with power journalists, lobbyists and congress people--the types of encounters that, especially in an election year, are typically reserved for VIPs.
The best place to network is on a stool right at the bar, a position that lends itself to open conversation. (Casual dressers, beware: You must suit up if you want to be taken seriously.) Show the in-the-know bartenders you're a serious sort (not a schmoozy player) and they may introduce you to fellow patrons and, naturally, encourage you to indulge in Dirty Politics. The signature cocktail, that is.
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