You’re not at work today. Maybe your power’s out, or maybe you just need an excuse to leave the house. You’d like something to drink, you think to yourself. And perhaps some WiFi. In fact, you’d like all of those things in once place.
Quick, to our list of coffee, beer and WiFi!
Coffeeshops with WiFi
With free WiFi, a comfortable dining room and a friendly staff, the coffee shop has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.
Qualia doesn't just make each cup to order; it roasts its own beans in its Georgia Avenue space -- some days, nearly a dozen varieties -- under the Fresh Off the Roast label.
Filter sets itself apart by serving locally roasted coffee from Caffe Pronto in Annapolis, with which it turns out such drinks as the flat white, an Aussie-born coffee that owner Rasheed Jabr describes as "a shrunken version of a latte."
The coffee is Chicago's Intelligentsia, and it's best experienced here in the small, potent cortado (an espresso cut with just a splash of warm milk, just enough not to distract from the syrupy coffee flavor).
Bars with WiFi
While this Bloomingdale hangout is known for its coffee, it has a good selection of microbrews, including a few locals.
Is there a better way to kill an afternoon off than playing Risk, Taboo or Monopoly? Probably not. The board game-centric Board Room has happy hour until 7 p.m., a long menu of board games to play, and even a few video games and a pinball machine.
The restaurant/bar/open mike venue/progressive bookstore has become an institution on 14th Street, as much for its free internet as for its creative cocktails.
Giant hunks of barbecue and a choice of six Shiner Bock beers on draft provide a taste of Texas while you browse the Web.
The cafe at Dupont Circle’s top indie bookseller offers a better-than-average selection of microbrews and wine by the glass.
The Capitol Hill happy hour refuge is offering all-day drink specials, including $4 bourbons and $12 pitchers of beer. Stick around for trivia at 8 p.m.