Two Scientists Walked Into a Bar on June 27, 2019

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!”

A Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar® event took place June 27, 2019 in eight locations around the DC area:


Bar Time Science Fields
Denizens Brewing (Riverdale Park) 5:00 – 7:00 Chemistry/Microbiology
Wisdom 5:30 – 7:30 Neuroscience/Epidemiology
Capital Cider House 6:00 – 8:00 Mathematics/Food Microbiology
Denizens Brewing (Silver Spring) 6:00 – 8:00 Planetary Astronomy/Animals & Diseases
Right Proper Brewing Company 6:00 – 8:00 Chemistry (Art Conservation)/Physics
Shaw’s Tavern 6:30 – 8:30 Material Science/Biochemistry & Microbiology
The Royal 7:00 – 9:00 Water & Climate Science/Biochemistry & Science Policy
Pie Shop 7:30 – 9:30 Environmental Microbiology/Marine Biology

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 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.