It’s 98 degrees, and not in a Nick Lachey way. It’s hot as balls, and all you want to do is take a nice girl out from OK Cupid and maybe enjoy yourself enough to ponder whether or not there will be a second date.
DC is the ultimate summer swamp, but the influx of interns and grad students interning and interns with interns makes the dating scene ripe for the picking. But also the sweating. Hence, the Date Guru Herself, or a girl who writes about first dates and funny ladies and whatnot, is here to help you pick date spots with good air conditioning.
Nothing can make a date go sour like pouring sweat in a non sexy way over tuna tartare.
Below are the five best (sweat tested and approved) air conditioned spots to put yourself out there in July.
E Street Cinema
You can hold hands and watch an amazing indie movie starring my future husband Mark Duplass or the Intouchables (THE BEST MOVIE IVE EVER SEEN FOR SERIOUS) and eat yuppie theater food that’s magically delicious like sweet potato tater tots. There’s also a bar. Sit in the back.
Blue Duck Tavern
You are a fancy pants/skirt/skort/romper, so you better find good AC. Cool down with Blue Duck’s delicious ice creams. Hotels keep it nice and icy.
Museums have to preserve paintings and your pits, simultaneously. Plus girls love guys who like art. Unanimously. The portrait gallery is near a few great restaurants — Jaleo, Zaytinya – which have both nice air conditioning and good food, and down the street from Clyde’s, which has air conditioning that only a large chain restaurant with big portions could achieve.
Has delightful air conditioning. And it’s on H street, so it potentially has different wind patterns from the rest of the District.
It’s new, it’s British, and the air is blastin’. The roof isn’t air conditioned, so stay downstairs. Or bring a spray fan that you used to tote to soccer practice.