Local bars and restaurants are breaking out their best Scotch and bagpipes this week to celebrate the life of Scotland's national poet, Robbie Burns.
Thursday, January 25 is the bard's birthday, and it has become one of those excuses-to-drink holidays the world over. Burns Night also happens to be a fun and festive tradition, in which someone of Scottish descent heaps praise on one of the country's dining staples — haggis.
In D.C., restaurants, bars, and cultural groups go out of their way to celebrate Burns Night. While Scottish bars are kind of a rare thing in these parts, there are a number of places that take special liking to Burns this time of year. Here are a few spots marking the occasion this year.
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