Arlington Bars Set Standard for Safety in the DC Metropolitan Area

Arlington, VA bars have initiated a new code-word campaign to reduce sexual assault from taking place in Arlington County. The campaign is called “Ask for Angela” and the goal is to provide a safe, yet effective way for people to ask for help. Restaurant staff will help customers who use the code-word to call a taxi or Uber home, or call for police assistance. The Ask for Angela campaign has been implemented by the Arlington Police and the Arlington County Victim Witness Program.

The goal of the campaign is to expand to all restaurants that serve alcohol in Arlington within the nightlife community. Participating restaurants have accredited stickers in their windows, along with other discrete signs.

So far, the following restaurants are participating in the Ask for Angela campaign:

  1. Bar Bao
  2. Barley Mac
  3. Courthaus Social
  4. Crystal City Sports Pub
  5. Don Tito
  6. Federico Ristorante Italiano
  7. Freddie’s Beach Bar
  8. G.O.A.T.
  9. Ireland’s Four Courts
  10. Liberty Tavern
  11. Lyon Hall
  12. Mexicali Blues
  13. Nam-Viet
  14. O’Sullivans Irish Pub
  15. Pamplona
  16. Ragtime
  17. Rhodeside Grills
  18. Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub
  19. Spirits of ’76
  20. Whitlow’s on Wilson
  21. William Jeffery’s Tavern
  22. Wilson Hardware

The Arlington Restaurant Initiative has a list of Safe Bars on its website, along with more program information. Is Washington, D.C. your place of choice? The Safe Bars website showcases Washington, D.C. bars that are Safe Bar certified.

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