The Final Days of Rhino

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As you probably know by now, Georgetown’s quintessential bar, Rhino, is closing for good this Saturday, Feb. 28. While Georgetown technically has other bars such as Bandolero, Mason Inn, Piano Bar and Mr. Smith’s… oh wait that’s right, Mr. Smith’s also left because of the ridiculously high rent (and let’s be honest you’re never going to make the trek all the way to Mason Inn anyway), so there is no place quite like Rhino. Sorry Tombs.

Underage students all across campus are lamenting that they will never be able to attend this classy establishment. One junior expressed her regret: “I just want to be accepted at Rhino for me, not the random blonde girl I occasionally pretend to be”. One sophomore described an amazing birthday celebration: “I spent my 23rd birthday at Rhino, I wish I could have gone there for my 21st!” A freshman articulated her longing to go: “I want to be one of those girls, wearing 4 inch heels and too much makeup, waiting in line in the freezing cold, they just look so sophisticated”. Unfortunately these students will never have the true Rhino experience, and that’s a crying shame.

However, if you are 21, you’ve still got four days to live it up at Rhino. Go wild, go crazy!

Here are some ideas:

1. Wear something ridiculous. Those hot pink leopard leggings in the back of your closet? Now is your chance to show them off.

2. Order drinks on someone else’s tab. Shots for everyone!

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3. Ask the bartenders for ridiculous mixed drinks with weird made up names. Can I have a Snowmuncher: tequila, coke and orange juice please!

4. Steal as many coats as you possibly can. Hey, it’s cold outside!

But in all seriousness, if you’re feel adventurous this week, Wednesday night is the last ever jersey night. So if you own a sports jersey, and are ready to get rowdy, start the weekend early by heading to Rhino at 9:00 pm! You have a midterm? Not a good enough excuse.

Come on guys, it’s closing time. One last call for alcohol, so come get your whiskey and beer!

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R.I.P. McFadden’s

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Why do all things good have to come to an end? Hot off the heels of the Pinkberry closing, another DC establishment is gone. Literally, everything is bad.

While McFadden’s is not technically in Georgetown, it is a popular hotspot for GW students and the occasional adventurous Hoya. If you haven’t had a “McFadden’s story”, someone you know definitely has.

Sadly, after losing their liquor license and the downward spiral that is being the location of 5 stabbings, the famed bar has decided to close down for good.

While the semester is starting for all DC students, we here at 4E will be mourning the loss of a great bar. We pour one out for you, McFadden’s. Rest easy.

Thanks DC News for this news.

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Friday Fixat10ns: Sing Along Songs

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As my friends and I were reminiscing over our first year at Georgetown we realized some of our favorite weekend nights ended in song. We noticed that our favorite way to end a night of revelry was to circle around and belt out a series of songs that we all knew and loved: Sing Along Songs.

I’ve learned from country music that summer parties are all about gettin’ your boys together talkin’ about girls and trucks and maybe goin’ down to the river to take a little dip. These songs seem perfectly suited to singing together on summer nights. So grab a partner, throw your arm over her shoulder, sway a little, and get ready to sing like you never have before.

And no I won’t include “Don’t Stop Believing” or “Sweet Caroline” or “Last Danc because they remind me too much of bat mitzvahs rather than college parties and I just don’t want to go back to seventh grade.

Just a Friend – Biz Markie Every since I saw heard this song on an adorable Heineken commercial that discouraged sadness, inhibitions and drunk driving, I decided it was the perfect song to sing after toward the end of a  long night with friends

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen This song, as well as every P!nk song known to man, has been astoundingly overplayed on Long Island radio stations. I never got sick of it. You know all of the words, so sing them, even if they don’t make sense.

Too Little, Too Late – JoJo Everyone loves JoJo. So sassy.

Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne Sing Along songs are almost always throwbacks to a simpler time. Be an over-confident high schooler for a few minutes and if there is a girl named Stacy with you don’t miss the chance to annoy the hell out of her.

Ordinary Day – Vanessa Carlton Ordinary day was released when I was six years old. At six, I probably never expected to be singing this song twelve years later in a Village B apartment at Georgetown with a bunch of people from across the country, but I didn’t expect much at all at six years old. For some reason I still love this song and you should too.

Mean – Taylor Swift I was recently lambasted for not knowing every word to this song, so I promptly committed it to memory. This song is perfect to sing if someone was mean to you earlier or if you ran out of Cheez-Its and you’re not sure how to go on.

Royals – Lorde Don’t tell me you’re sick of this song — you’re not. Just give it a few seconds and you’ll be chanting “Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece” with the rest of ’em.

Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus You may not be a dirtbag. You may not even be a teenager anymore. But sometimes it just feels good to be a part of a group, especially a group that sticking it to the man.

22 – Taylor Swift Now that we all feel like rebels it’s time to take ourselves down a notch and rock out to some more T-Swift.

Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC Okay so I don’t know the words to this song but I imagine it would be really cool if I did.

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show or Darius Rucker Both suffice. This is the quintessential college sing along song. In fact, if you haven’t sung Wagon Wheel like your life depended on it yet you’re probably not trying hard enough to have fun.

So get out there with your besties and show the world your singing skillage, it’ll be the most “college” thing you’ve done in a while.