D.C. becoming more of a nightlife ‘bar town’: report – Washington Blade

August 04, 2017
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On August 4, 2017, the Washington Blade covered Senior Fellow Kate Rabinowitz’s research on the changing nightlife in D.C.:

Despite the modern-era reduction in license-class distinctions, a report released by the D.C. Policy Center last week revealed that “D.C. is becoming more of a bar town.” This followed the Center’s report a month earlier detailing a more than 50 percent growth in the number of alcohol-licensed bars, restaurants and nightclubs since 2008 – increasing from slightly more than 800 venues to nearly 1,300 in 2016.

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