My girlfriend and former roomie, Allison, lives in Arlington but I have managed to sucker her into my neighborhood weekly, SO I decided that this timeâ€¦I would come to her. A $25 cab ride (which he was the most amazing cab driver EVER) later I arrived at Whitlowâ€™s on Wilson. The happy hour prices were AWESOME. The bartender was adorable (Iâ€™ve got a new crush). But again, it just fell short. So we made our move to Spider Kellys. This is when I realized people in this city (or in the DC, MD, VA area) donâ€™t want to make new friends. They have their groups and donâ€™t care to invite anyone else in it. We weâ€™re standing inches away from 2 different groups of people and obviously looking to have that friendly bar chatter and the folks just werenâ€™t having it. This is when Al (not me) suggested we head back to District 2 (aka my neighborhood). Where your drink is never empty and people enjoy the company of strangers.