EMS is pretty typical yuppie-outdoorsy type stuff. Nothing wrong with it, persay, just a bit mediocre. Staff is friendly but a bit slow, selection is there but often difficult to find. Returns can be a pain. Hudson Outfitters in DC is a better choice on the whole.
The Georgetown theatre offers your typical movie-theatre-turned-wild-social-scene. It's much more about running into friends than about watching movies, and I'm not a fan of any venue designed to minimize art. If you want to hang out in the lobby and chat, this is great place to do it. Otherwise, go to Dupont or E Street.
Nothing much good to say about the Wisconsin theatre; unhealthy selection of dumb movies, an ugly building generally staffed by ugly and unfriendly people. Popcorn always seems stale.
Never had a really good time here.
Lot's of good things coming out Loews Dupont; excellent, lesser-known movies shown regularly. Prices are what you'd expect, and they're not friendly to student IDs unless you're ready to haggle a bit. The other downside is that the theatre is quite small, often gets sold out, and you almost always find yourself fighting for armrest room.
One of Washington, DC's finest theatres. Great movies are shown here, the box office respects student ID discounts and often hits you with further discounts for apparently no reason.
In addition, E Street features the Midnight Movie series, offering classics such as Doctor Strangelove or Monty Python's Holy Grail on the big screen once more.
It's difficult to beat Wolf Trap for its sheer variety, not to mention quality. Wolf Trap brings world-class performances from such a breadth of diversity that classification becomes impossible; all that can be said is that Wolf Trap is one of the finest artistic venues on the East Coast.
Call me a purist, but I find Strike Bethesda's flashy club-like extravagance far more distateful than the traditional down-and-dirty, often seedy atmosphere of traditional bowling alleys. Bowling shouldn't be clubbing; get rid of the disco feel and bring us back to the basics.
Wah Shing Kung Fu actually no longer offers Kung Fu... they specialize in Tai Chi and Ba Kua (the Eight Fist martial art for taking on multiple opponents at once).
However, the people there are very friendly, and being right in Chinatown adds some authenticity to the whole experience.
Classes are 100 dollars a month.
I generally have low expectations of giant sports retailers such as Sports Authority or City Sports, but Modells treated me right. I received excellent and knowledgeable advice while looking for a pair of new cleets, and my club sports team at American University was able to score a 15 percent discount for everything we bought.
Perfectly average photo service. Service took their time but got the job done. Decent quality work and advice in terms of repair, and a decent selection of retail items for offer. Overall, a pretty painless experience.