Reason Happy Hour in D.C. Tonight!


The January Reason is now wending its way to subscribers around the globe. Come celebrate the new issue at a special happy hour tonight, Wednesday, December 6, at the upstairs bar at Dragonfly. That's at 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW, in Washington, D.C. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.


Q: Will there be any special guest stars?

A: Yes! David Nott, president of the Reason Foundation, will be visiting from Los Angeles. Senior editor Jacob Sullum will be visiting from Dallas. Associate Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward, author of January's feature on the private space-travel industry, will be visiting from Boston. And Contributing Editor Julian Sanchez, author of January's cover story on the new search technologies that could undermine the Fourth Amendment, will be visiting from across town. Most of our D.C.-based crew should be there too—Radley Balko, Kerry Howley, David Weigel—and I'll be schlepping down from Baltimore. But of course, the greatest guest star will be you, the noble reader.

Q: My, but Julian and Katherine's articles sound interesting. What else is in the new Reason?

A: Our action-packed issue is filled to the gills with heady libertarian goodness. Maia Szalavitz tells how the "boot camp" industry tortures and kills kids. Marian Tupy files a dispatch from Central Europe, where classical liberals are being squeezed on one end by cronyism and corruption and on the other by the rise of parties that mix economic statism with social intolerance. David Weigel argues that the 2006 election exploded the myth of the "values voters." And that just scratches the surface—you'll also get Peter Bagge, Jim Henley, Cathy Young, and still more. To receive this and 10 more issues for the funky low price of $19.97, click here.

Q: Your party sounds like a lot of fun. But can I afford the cover charge?

A: There is no cover charge! America may be in chains, but admission to our happy hours is still free.

Q: And the drinks?

A: Those you'll have to pay for.

Those coordinates again: Tonight, Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m., upstairs at Dragonfly, 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

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  1. NYC = chopped liver.

  2. Sorry. I teach that evening.

  3. The appetizer is foie gras drizzled with pomegranate infused trans fat. High fructose corn syrup is available upon request.

  4. And the salt is organic and made from the dried tears of Santorum’s daughter.

  5. I never go anywhere unless there is free Laphroaig, you cheap bastards.

  6. How come you guys never have events in the Detroit area? Just because none of the writers live here is no excuse…
    I’d even pay for the Laphroaig…

  7. Jesse, this time I promise I’ll recognize you on sight. In my defense, there was no bust of Lenin lying prone behind you at Dragonfly.

  8. I agree with Geoff. And here in Detroit, we can still “light ’em while we got ’em.”

  9. Why don’t you guys come on down to Richmond. We ain’t got no fancy sushi bars, but we can pound some 40’s and fish in the James. Its only like, an hour if you got the leadfoot on 95

  10. Well, I wanna go, but I doubt that I will be driving the hybrid.

    I e-mailed and got this:

    The original message was received at Thu, 30 Nov 2006 21:08:08 -0500 (EST)
    from root@localhost

    *** ATTENTION ***

    Your e-mail is being returned to you because there was a problem with its
    delivery. The address which was undeliverable is listed in the section
    labeled: “—– The following addresses had permanent fatal errors —–“.

    The reason your mail is being returned to you is listed in the section
    labeled: “—– Transcript of Session Follows —–“.

    The line beginning with ” RCPT To:

  11. Hmm, that’s odd. I’ll look into it.

  12. Will the blue-haired subscription-hawker be there?

  13. Try the address again, Guy. It should be working now.

  14. I’d even pay for the Laphroaig…

    If its the 16 year old stuff, I’ll fly up from Dallas.

  15. Johnny Walker Gold, my friends. Like butta.

    I’ll be there.

  16. Q: Doesn’t the description of the Maia Szalavitz boot-camp article sound like a consumer protection article, rather than heady libertarian goodness per se?

    A: Look! A big distracting thing!

    Q: Wow! Where? Huh, I musta missed it.

    A: Yep, it ducked behind that other thing just before you turned around. Too bad, it was mighty interesting.

    Q: So, uh what were we talking about?

    A: I don’t remember, maybe something about scotch?

    Q: I think that was RC Dean interested in the Laphroaig. Hey, so speaking of flying up there from Dallas, when are you guys gonna do another happy hour down here-a-ways? I missed the last one.

    A: Hmm, all the cool people were there.

    Q: What are you implying?

    A: Nothing… nothing… *whistles innocently*

  17. I’d bitch about you guys not having anything in Philadelphia, but I’m not old enough to get into bars to meet all you libertarian rockstars anyway.

  18. What about Phoenix? I know there’s at least a couple posters from around here. We don’t need to stinkin’ Reason staffers to give us an excuse to get together and drink and bitch about the sorry state of affairs things can look for libertarians, do we? 🙂

  19. Lowdog:

    I think there are only three Phoenicians around here (you, me, and a Nick). That might be a little small for a gathering.

  20. AC,

    I’m not “a Nick”, I’m “The Nick”. I do believe that pretty much sums up the valley dwellers here though.


  21. I was only half-serious, fellas. Wanted to see if any other PHXers would show themselves. Although I thought there was another feller around here that implied he was a Phoenician, but I have no idea what the handle was, or if I’m just trippin’. You know, the hot AZ sun and all.

  22. That’s OK Sam. Just get libertarians voted into power in the PA and Philly governments, and we’ll drop the drinking age! Then w00t!

  23. I request that we toast to the season change in DC.

  24. Any interest in St Louis?

  25. No free drinks? What about free t-shirts?

  26. Hey Lowdog… I’m down here in Tucson.It would have to be a pretty good deal to get me to Phx. 😉

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