Costumed participants (including King Louis XVI) prepare for the French Maid Race at L'Enfant Cafe's annual Bastille Day street festival. (Courtesy of L'Enfant)

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Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.