What you do need: the right frame of mind. And maybe a bar that looks like it was airlifted out of Key West.
Introducing Crackle Bar, now open above Georgetown fish shack Tackle Box, allowing you to slurp down oysters and Hawaiian beer while you watch the parka’d masses trudge down M Street.
This is the kind of place that Jimmy Buffett might open in Georgetown (biggest difference: you won’t hear much Jimmy Buffett over the speakers). To get here, you’ll walk into Tackle Box during happy hour one of these brisk afternoons and head for the inconspicuous stairs past the soda fountain.
Upstairs, you’ll enter a small room of bamboo floors, distressed wood, buoys and sky-blue walls. Job one: head for the small bar window and order as many $1 oysters and tomato-chipotle hot wings as you need, along with $2 margaritas. But stick around after 7pm to grab a game on the big screen and order up anything from the downstairs menu, like fish tacos, mac and cheese and Hawaii’s Kona Longboard Island Lager.
In coming weeks, expect the addition of evening flip-cup tournaments and a jukebox.
Feel free to wear your board shorts.