Two Scientists Walked Into a Bar on Feb. 7

Two scientists walk into a bar…

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun program created by the Fleet Science Center in San Diego that LabX now brings to DC! During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar®, local scientists enjoy something we all appreciate: a good conversation in a local bar. The scientists are easy to spot – just look for the sign that reads: “We are scientists. Ask us anything!”

Our last Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event took place February 7, 2019 in eleven locations around the DC area:

Bar Time Science Fields
District Distilling 5:30 – 7:30 Neuroscience/Microbiology
Right Proper Brewing Company 5:30 – 7:30 Cancer Research/Biomedical Research/Cancer Biology
Capital Cider House 6:00 – 8:00 Conservation Geography/GIS Analytics/Astrobiology
Shaw’s Tavern 6:00 – 8:00 Materials Science/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology
Three Stars Brewing 6:30 – 8:30 Chemistry/Physics
Cotton & Reed 7:00 – 9:00 Environmental Science/Influenza/Infectious Disease
The Royal 7:00 – 9:00 Inorganic Chemistry/Art Conservation/Chemical Physics
Denizens Brewing 7:00 – 9:00 Geology/Evolutionary Biology/Ecology
Union Stage Tap Room 7:30 – 9:30 Materials Science/Chemical Engineering/Infectious Disease/Epidemiology
Pie Shop 7:30 – 9:30 Plant Science/Food Safety
Wisdom 7:30 – 9:30 Chemical & Environmental Engineering/Cancer Virology

No tickets or registration were required. People just showed up, grabbed a drink, and asked a scientist! You can read more about our earlier events in articles from the Washington Post and the San Diego City Beat.

We’d love to hear about the questions you asked and see photos of the fun, so if you attended, please share your experience using #2scientists on social media and don’t forget to tag @labxNAS!

Are you a scientist who wants to participate in future Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® programs? Email us at!

Scientists answer questions at the #2scientists event
Glass of cider and button.
Capital Cider House glass of cider with a #2scientists button. Photo courtesy Keri Stoever.



Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar is a registered trademark of the Fleet Science Center.