The State of NoVa: Nightlife


Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013

What is a dive bar? A colloquy

How to define a dive bar in NoVa in 2013? Fritz Hahn has some rules

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Fairfax City, NoVa | Tags:  dive bars, John's Place, Fairfax City, Va., Fritz Hahn, Going Out Guide

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho to reopen as live music venue

Instead of closing Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre, the owner now says he’ll turn it into a live music hall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife, Loudoun County, Music | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Don Devine

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre closing in September

The switch to digital projection would be too costly for the 81-year-old cinema.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Northern Virginia is a beer drinker’s paradise

Smart beer stores, excellent breweries and tasty brewpubs abound. Put down that light beer!

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife | Tags:  NoVa beer, NoVa breweries, NoVa brewpubs

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

When disco balls attack! Woman hurt, sues

A woman dancing at a Franconia moose lodge was struck by a falling mirrored orb. Was it dislodged by Sister Sledge?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Franconia, Courts, Nightlife | Tags:  Disco balls, Ana Guevara Blanco, Franconia Moose Lodge

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012

GMU’s Tyler Cowen: Making NoVa’s ethnic cuisine, and culture, famous

The renowned economist and foodie talks about why Northern Va.’s ethnic food scene is among the best in the nation.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife, George Mason University | Tags:  Tyler Cowen, ethnic dining, An Economist Gets Lunch, George Mason University

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Arlington to host Va. pole dancing championship

It’s athletic, and they’ve got rules against erotic dancing. Also, you have to wear clothes.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Nightlife

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Alexandria’s Old Town Theater may live yet

The new owner originally planned retail, but has had a change of heart.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Nightlife, Development | Tags:  Old Town Theater

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Wolf Trap, Barns of Rose Hill settle suit

The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will drop “the” from its name and Wolf Trap will drop its federal suit.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:07 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Nightlife, Courts | Tags:  Barns of Rose Hill, Barns of Wolf Trap, Virginia

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012

News for Degenerates, Vol. 2: DC moves closer to online poker, Md. stumbling, Newt rumbling

NoVa gamblers may get their opportunity in D.C., Maryland lags, and President Gingrich could be good for gambling.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife | Tags:  Gambling, Virginia

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Wolf Trap lawsuit vs. Barns of Rose Hill looks good, from a legal viewpoint

A veteran of intellectual property law says Wolf Trap did the right thing by suing The Barns of Rose Hill.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Courts | Tags:  Barns of Rose Hill, Barns at Wolf Trap, Virginia

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Wolf Trap responds, but won’t back down

Wolf Trap issues a statement about its federal lawsuit against The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, seeking amicable resolution.

By Tom Jackman  |  07:49 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Vienna, Courts | Tags:  Barns at Wolf Trap, Barns of Rose Hill, Virginia

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Wolf Trap sues tiny non-profit over ‘The Barns’ name

In Berryville, The Barns of Rose Hill just opened. The Barns at Wolf Trap say they have a trademark to protect. Would anyone really confuse the two?

By Tom Jackman  |  09:58 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Courts, Vienna | Tags:  Barns of Rose Hill, Barns at Wolf Trap, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Wolf Trap ticket sales ranked third in world

Among amphitheaters from Colorado to Chile, the Filene Center in Vienna had the third-best sales last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vienna, Nightlife | Tags:  Wolf Trap, Filene Center, Virginia

Posted at 04:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Birchmere, Jammin Java among top 100 clubs on Earth

The two Northern Virginia music clubs outranked better-known venues in ticket sales last year.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Alexandria, Vienna | Tags:  Birchmere, Jammin Java, Virginia

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Alexandria’s Old Town Theater closing this weekend

Roger Fons tried for nine years to make the theater work financially. In the end, it didn’t.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:29 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Nightlife | Tags:  Old Town Theater, Virginia

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Live Nation Disaster Hole relents, permits tailgating

The parking lot at the Venue Formerly Known as Jiffy Lube Live is still chaotic, a two-lane road is the only way to get there, and beer will still be $11. But last year’s ban on tailgating is gone.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:34 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife, Prince William County | Tags:  Live Nation Disaster Hole, Virginia

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Buffett fans avoid Live Nation Disaster Hole

Jimmy Buffett fans were unhappy with Jiffy Lube Live’s no-tailgating policy. But when the show was rescheduled, Live Nation had to offer refunds, and thousands of Buffett fans took advantage.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:54 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Nightlife, Music | Tags:  Live Nation Disaster Hole, Virginia

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Springfield’s Jaxx rock club sues Gunnar Nelson, alleging slander

Jay Nedry, longtime owner of the venerable headbanging venue, was outraged when Nelson claimed that Nedry stiffed them after a 2008 show. And Nelson’s own records show they received at least partial, if not full, payment.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:01 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Springfield, Music, Nightlife | Tags:  Jaxx, Gunnar Nelson, Jay Nedry, Virginia

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Nas in Fairfax City sports bar? Believe it

The mega hip hop star from Queens is set to appear, not perform, at Icons Sports Lounge in Fairfax City Friday night.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Nightlife, Music | Tags:  Nas, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Leesburg’s amazing new movie theater (fancy food, drinks, and moving seats!) opens today

The new Cobb Village 12 Cinemas, behind the Wegman’s on Route 7, features not only fancy food and drinks but D-Box seats that move with the movie. If you’re into that.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Leesburg movies, Virginia

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Merrifield man provided karaoke companionship

What’s so wrong with providing lonely Korean men with someone to cheer them on while they sing some horrible version of an Elvis Presley song? Well, you need to be in the country legally, immigration authorities say.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Annandale, Nightlife, Crime, Immigration | Tags:  Taesan Won, noraebangs, Virginia

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 05/25/2011

‘Jiffy Lube Live’? Why not ‘Live Nation Disaster Hole’? (UPDATE: Jimmy Buffett weighs in)

The two-lane road leading to NoVa’s largest concert venue is not going to be widened any time soon. You can’t tailgate before a show. Is Jiffy Lube Live the Worst Concert Venue in America?

By Tom Jackman  |  05:06 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Nightlife | Tags:  Jiffy Lube Live tailgating, Virginia

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011

What role did NoVa cops play in Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy?

Were NoVa cops involved in the Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy? Apparently not.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Police, Nightlife | Tags:  Charlie Sheen Motorcade Conspiracy, Virginia

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/22/2011

News for Degenerates, Vol. 1: Gettysburg nixes casino

Ever been to a casino? Made a friendly wager on a football game? Then News for Degenerates is for you.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nightlife | Tags:  degenerates, Virginia