The National Press Club is where journalists and media types hang out. It’s pretty amazing, and the food is also really good.
As a part of my program, I have a lot of my classes at the National Press Club, and each time I visit, I get this feeling like I’ve found the place where I belong. The club has the style of a classic parlor, salon, ballroom, bar, etc. from the early 1900s.
Every inch of the place has a little history to it.
Famous original photos and portraits of VIPs line the walls of the NPC, and various awards are displayed out in the open. The statue of “Princess Alice” was my personal favorite artifact.
At the National Press Club, I watched the State of the Union, met USA Today reporter Donna Leinwand Leger, took selfies in the ballroom, and explored with my classmates and former NPC President Gil Klein.
A couple weeks ago, I even heard Attorney General Eric Holder speak at the Press Club’s ballroom.
It’s so cool, guys. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. The feeling of journalistic history and esteem is worth the trip and then some.