On Sunday, 4/24/2016, Newmeyer and I trekked to DC from Baltimore to see the Generation Axe Tour at the historic Warner Theater. The show featured five guitarists (in the order they appeared): Tosin Abasi, Nuno Bettencourt, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Steve Vai. Excellent concert, even though Zakk Wylde seemed a bit out of place (there were a ton of Black Label Society shirts and vests in the audience, so I imagine there was a valid financial, if not artistic, reason for him being there).
Before the show we hit DC’s newest (and only) tiki bar: Archipelago. I had an Oil Can Boyd (olive oil infused blackstrap rum and falernum), and Newmeyer had a Drowsy Gator and a Mai Tai. All of the drinks were great. I also had a tofu sandwich, and Newmeyer had deviled eggs and meatballs. All in all, this is a cool place with above-average food and drinks, but definitely not worth the trip from Baltimore unless you’re in DC for some other reason. Why Baltimore doesn’t have a tiki bar, decent or otherwise, is beyond my comprehension….
Leonard Kinsey is the owner of Bamboo Forest Publishing, and the bestselling author of “The Dark Side of Disney”, the Anarchist Cookbook of Disney travel guides. He has lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and enjoys drinking craft beer in unique places, eating nachos and pizza, listening to 80s hair metal, and arguing about Star Trek minutia, often all at the same time. Watch out ladies!