In sociology, the third place refers to the social surroundings that are separate from the two usual social environments of home (“first place”) and the workplace (“second place”). The third place is where you can go to relax and get away from your home life and work life. It’s also a place where you can meet new people with interests similar to yours.
A third place is a social gathering area that’s not your home or work. It can be an area in the community where you go to relax, play games with friends and family, meet with others who share common interests or participate in other activities.
Third places are often chosen for their proximity to other activities such as shopping or entertainment venues. They may also offer a variety of options ranging from ping pong (Spin) or a themed bar (Hook Hall) to axe throwing (Kicking Axe)!
Unlike second places which serve as temporary gathering points during limited periods (e.,g., lunch breaks), third places tend not only to provide opportunities for non-work-related socialization but also encourage those who frequent them regularly over time to develop friendships with each other through shared interests such as sports teams, music genres etcetera.”
All this to say, the DC area has a lot of really cool places to spend time on your own or with friends. There are plenty of things to do in Washington, D.C., and we hope you’ll find one that will fit your lifestyle and interests!