Editors' pick

The Christmas Crawl

Bar crawl

Editorial Review

Something about this time of year makes it seem like the most natural thing in the world to head out on the town dressed up as Santa or wearing a cringe-inducing sweater with blinking red reindeer noses and sequin-covered snowflakes. If you've got an ugly holiday sweater burning a hole in your closet, head down to Dupont Circle for the Christmas Crawl, where tacky Christmas sweaters are mandatory -- and so are cheap drinks. Unlike other bar crawls, this one has no standard specials at each of the 13 participating bars: If you want $2 PBR cans, go to Public Bar. If you want $5 Red Bull and vodka drinks, go to Sweet Spot. If you want $1 Jello shots, Bread and Brew's your spot. (A full list of deals is on the event Web site.) McFadden's hosts a midnight Best Dressed contest for the best/worst getup.