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Going Out Guide writers on who had the best open bar, the best inaugural swag, the best late-night party and the worst food.

  • Going Out Guide
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  • Jan 22, 2013
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Whether you're donning the formalwear one more time or heading somewhere more casual tonight, take heed.'s list of presidential beer pairings complements the presidential cocktails dreamed up by bartender Jim Hewes.

Some quick facts about the lucky few who were selected from more than 2,800 applicants.

  • Taylor Kuether
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  • Jan 21, 2013
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They're all over the place on the inaugural street vendor circuit.

Hungry? (Or think you might be after a few hours of standing around in the cold?) There are plenty of prime reservations available downtown.

Think local on Inauguration Day: Skip the Starbucks and enjoy the local cafes to warm up.

Follow the weekend's black-tie action with a running mix of tweets, photos and links from inaugural soirees around town.

Sights and snippets from around town on Saturday night.

The epicenter of 2009's inaugural festivities was more New Year's Eve than quadrennial spectacle last night.

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