Friends that gather in bars generate laughter, song, and enough body heat to draw out the entire human genome sequence in window condensation. Cozy up with friends with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one ticket to Snow Day - Washington DC's Biggest Holiday Bar Crawl, held on December 17, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (a $15 value). The ticket grants participants a wristband and a refillable signature mug.
Snow Day celebrates the season with a sudsy group gathering, as brightly clad bar crawlers amble from stop to stop on a jolly winter excursion. Setting off from The Front Page and BlackFinn Saloon—where revelers can pick up wristbands and refillable mugs between noon and 5 p.m.—the crawl charts a course past local watering holes that include The Mighty Pint and Mad Hatter, all of which feature drink specials such as Bud Light mug refills ($2.50) and Snow Daze shots ($4). Participants are encouraged to dress in whatever best expresses the season, whether it be a full-body candy-cane suit, a snuggly turtleneck, or tinsel-streaked hot pants. Participants can stay with the group or carve their own merry path between bars.
Don't drink and drive. Have a designated driver or utilize any form of public transportation including the Metrobus and/or rail system.