he shutdown this week, just about 18 years after the last federal closure, gives local residents a chance to get an idea of what the town might be like without the government here. And it's not all bad. A look at the landscape shows that D.C. is coming into its own as a cultural destination.
If someone asked us to pick the top three nightlife areas in town, we'd rattle off "Adams Morgan, the U Street Corridor, and the H Street Corridor" without missing a beat. And that's not even a controversial thing to proclaim. Here's why.