Inside the Social Media Happy Hour at Public Bar Published January 19, 2011 • Updated on July 6, 2011 at 11:39 am The social media-savvy gathered for a non-virtual visit Wednesday night at Public Bar, enjoying cocktails and conversations offline. 8 photos 1/8 Kate Michael for Niteside The social media-savvy gathered for a non-virtual visit Wednesday night at Public Bar, enjoying cocktails and conversations offline. Rich spun the wheel to determine the social drink specials of the hour. 2/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Companionship and online collaboration connected as these Twitter pals gathered. 3/8 Kate Michael for Niteside At this event, the exchanging of Twitter handles was definitely a focus. Real names? Who needs 'em? 4/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Damien and Tracey enjoyed Public's drink specials and complimentary bites. 5/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Checking into Foursquare? 6/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Melanie and Jess agree that meeting online friends in person is a must. 7/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Danielle, Deborah and Vera: Facebook friends. 8/8 Kate Michael for Niteside Dr. Mark Drapeau and Kelly Barrett finally met... in person! 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!