One of the participants is going to call to let them know we are descending on them so there may be a room for us.
The Dubliner is located within the Phoenix Park Hotel one block from Union Station which has DC Metro and Amtrak.
I think this would be best because, I am told, the area around Col. Brooks, also recommended, was perhaps a little rough for people who have to walk.
There may be some live Irish music later. I don’t know about Chinese opera.
The Dubliner seems to be just a few Metro stops away from Catholic University where the Shrine is.
It is on the Senate side of the Capitol and the Senate won’t be in session. That will help with parking. It is not in walking distance of the Shrine, but it is not hard to reach.
Remember: Blognics are not formal. They are not sit down meals. People come and go between the start and end times established (we still have to do that, btw). You pay for your own drinks or food or snacks…. or for someone elses as you choose. No expectations other than to come and meet other people who happen to be readers of this or other blogs.
Other bloggers please participate! This is a blognic, after all.