So I'm moving to DC from Boston and I'm curious as to the brunch scene. For me and a small group of friends, every Sunday means "brunch club" at Highland Kitchen (if this means nothing to you, think well crafted cocktails, standard brunch fare without all the grease, Johnny Cash on the jukebox, friendly bartenders who really get to know the regulars and just a tad out of the way so it's not overrun by huge crowds).
Looking to replicate this experience as best I can. Somewhere I can eat at the bar and read the paper, or bring friends and hang out for a few hours. While I'll be living in Capitol Hill (NE), I'll consider anywhere within bike riding/bus (maybe Metro is it's really worth it) distance. Closer is always better, but the right place supersedes any distance.