Marvin Review

Marvin is a bar that just opened in October 2007. It is located in the “up-and-coming” area of U St near Busboys & Poets.

Ambiance: Your grandmother’s house.

People: Semi-hipsters. The late 20’s / early 30’s people here are “new” hipsters who have just taken up the cause, instead of being the hardcore type with skinny jeans who only goes to Black Cat and drink beer from a can (a low-class way to drink beer in my opinion).

Being a hipster used to be a way to get away from the mainstream, so I find it ironic that hipsterdom has been co-opted by the mainstream.

marvin1.jpgGirls: Uninspiring for the most part, but posing spot selection makes a big difference. Instead of hanging inside where you’ll just meet frumpy girls who can’t dance, head to the patio where there is more girl traffic ensuring for a better selection. Some undesirable, older women have given me very strong indicators of interest here.

Chance Of Hooking Up Rating: 2 out of 5. You’ll get a number but that’s it unless you are very aggressive with tight game.

The Verdict: Go if you want a tolerable place where people are not obviously lame, but if you want to meet girls who are easy then head deeper into the dregs of Adams Morgan where Grand Central is still a winner.
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Anon
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“Chance Of Hooking Up Rating: 2 out of 5. You’ll get a number but that’s it unless you are very aggressive with tight game.”

Since when is possible to hook up with a hottie in a bar without being ‘very aggressive with tight game’???

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^In South America dude, where everything is right in the world. Come on man.

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I think Marvin also kinda sucks too. The night I went I had a much better time at Jin a few doors down

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I spy two people I know. I didn’t even realize you took that picture.

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“Being a hipster used to be a way to get away from the mainstream, so I find it ironic that hipsterdom has been co-opted by the mainstream.”

Haha, I see this happening a lot in Boston as well. It’s almost like being a hipster is more of a fashion trend now then when it actually meant something. Although, I can’t complain too much because I actually very attracted to those sexy hipster type girls:)

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Marvin’s Web site is about as informative as I imagine someone with the name Marvin would be.

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Word, I’ve never failed at Grand Central. Brass Monkey gets high scores from me too.

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Bridal Bird
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Considering your personal company that night, I’m going to latch onto “for the most part” and call it a day.

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everyone wants to be a hipster anti-wannabe, thereby turning themselves into wannabes.

it’s just human nature to wannabe.

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Men’s and women’s fashion is steering towards hipster, no matter where you shop. Even a preppy look can be made hipster with a pair of chucks. Personally, I would not classify the weekend crowd at Marvin as hipster. I would say just plain old yuppie. During the week, it’s definitely a little more hipster.

Arjewtino, what’s not on the website: it’s basically a Belgian/French bistro with a hint of American. The restaurant is named after Marvin Gaye. They have respectable selection of Belgian beer as well as a an upstairs outdoor heated patio for smoking. But for entirely different reasons, I concur with Roosh’s 2 rating.

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Hipster stopped being a way to get away from the mainstream years ago when my baby sister figured out she could look retrocool by stealing my good T-shirts. Now you can’t step foot in a regular old white folks bar without rubbing reinforced elbows with a bunch of Weezer stunt doubles and their Mean Girls groupies proudly overpaying for bad beer in a ‘bistro’. I’ll take the pleasant ambiance and charming company of Grand Central over that.

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quit being such a bitch. marvin is cool because it’s laid back. if you like grand central so much than please…do us all a favor and stay there. after all, your treks from the burbs probably cost you a pretty penny. might as well be worth it.

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Marvin definitely has different crowds weekend versus weekday, but even the weekend crowd there is cooler (in a non-hipster kind of way) than most of the bridge and tunnel spots in Adams Morgan. Great music (ie. not the same old same old) on the weekends too.

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Some microbreweries are moving to cans as they better protect beer from light and oxygen (compared to bottles). That “low class” method of drinking beer may shift soon.

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