Fri, May 26 - Mon, Sep 04
This Memorial Day through Labor Day, Gaylord National Resort offers a vacation destination like no other. Enjoy Aquafina Summer movie matinees, music mystery scavenger hunt and the Summer PJ party featuring a silent disco party. Throughout the summer celebration, Gaylord National will play homage to American Music – including jazz, country music and more – with first-class musical performers throughout the hotel and restaurants. The best way to experience SummerFest is to spend the night with the Gaylord National Resort. Music of America package includes accommodations, $100 resort credit, two Capital Wheel tickets, and self-parking. $299 per night. 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Md. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Wed, Jun 21 - Sun, Aug 27
The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming. Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery presents the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB), in the spaces formerly known as Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency, and Eat the Rich. At the Game of Thrones PUB, you will visit scenes from the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room. Cocktails such as What is Dead May Never Die and The Lannisters Send their Regards will be paired with the show’s soundtrack. Swords, dragons, horns, and an Iron Throne help celebrate the show’s summer return. The Red Keep features the Armory, where you can pledge allegiance to your house banners, and take a picture as the flayed man on a custom piece built by The Strong Oaks Woodshop. Just not during the show itself when the bar will be closed. Ommegang Brewery’s Bend the Knee, the official Game of Thrones beer, will be on draft. Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1839-1843 7th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Jul 06 - Sun, Jul 09
This summer, be sure to visit Canteen, NRG’s seasonal pop up beer garden. The roving beer garden will plant roots at its new location with 20 beer drafts (twice as many as last year) as well as two additional handles dedicated to ciders, a selection of summer sipping wines (white and rosé, naturally), and the infamous bourbon slushy will return. You can expect the very best craft beers sourced locally, nationally, and from overseas. They will be pouring classic German-style lagers, like Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb; bone-dry Belgian ales, including De Ranke Simplex and De la Senne Taras Boulba; outstanding local hop-driven offerings, The Veil’s Sitdwn and BHUMBL among them, not to mention a fresh, rare keg of Double Dry-Hopped Sungazer, from Charles Towne Fermentory in South Carolina; and some delicious sours, like Grimm Cube: Cuvee #4, J.Wakefield Stush, and Upland Cursed Kettles. Red Apron will once again curate a few food items, in addition to local food trucks visiting all summer long. Plus, given the amazing offerings by their new neighbors, they’re encouraging Canteen guests to bring in outside food from spots like Kyrisan, Glenn’s Garden Market, and Haikan. Opens 4:00 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays. Opens 12:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays. 1923 9th Street NW.
Thu, Jul 06 - Sun, Jul 09
Hill Country Barbecue Market is excited to revive the Backyard Barbecue, a summer pop-up at the National Building Museum. After a brief hiatus last summer, the Backyard Barbecue returns to the West Lawn for the third summer season, making it the place to chow down on authentic central Texas-style barbecue, imbibe and enjoy live music. Named among the Best Barbecue in D.C. and The Best Cheap Barbecue Joints Around D.C. Hill Country’s menu for the Backyard Barbecue is the embodiment of summer. New to the menu this summer, the Texas cheesesteak is a heaping of shredded brisket topped with Serrano peppers and caramelized onions, served Martin’s hoagie roll. Other meat options include sliced brisket by the half-pound, a pulled pork sandwich on a potato roll and an authentic Texas hot link on a long roll topped with sauerkraut and Shiner mustard. All meats are served with choice of confetti coleslaw, cucumber salad, and baked beans on the side. See site for prices. 4:00 p.m. to close Thursday July 6th and Friday July 7th; 12:00 p.m. to close Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th. 401 F Street NW. For more information please click here.
Fri, Jul 07
Fans of Boulevard Brewing’s perennially popular Tank 7 saison are in luck. City Tap Penn Quarter is giving away a Lucky 7 scratchcard to every guest who orders one. Boulevard’s Saison-Brett and The Calling IPA will also be available on draft. 901 9th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 07
The special screening is part of Union Market’s annual classic American drive-in experience, which in partnership with Getaround, is held in the parking lot and projected onto the market’s wall. Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater-quality delectables while The DC Rollergirls will be on hand delivering snacks and drinks on wheels. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., screening begins at 8:30 p.m. 1305 5 Street NE. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 07
Summertime means seafood, so War Shore Oyster Company and Magnolia’s at the Mill are teamed up with Catoctin Creek to do a good ol’ fashioned crab and seafood boil. The menu will include an endless amount of locally harvested seafood and locally crafted cocktails. Also enjoy learning about the distillery. Brad, the owner of War Shore Oyster Company, will be there talking about how they do a sustainable harvest from the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets are $99 per person. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 120 West Main St, Purcellville, VA. For more information or to purchase tickets please click here.
Fri, Jul 07
At Hula Girl Bar and Grill located at the Village at Shirlington, the Hawaiian Happy Hour conjures a tropical vacation scenario everyday. An array of beers from sunny Hawaii, wines and classic and tropical drinks including Hula Girl Punch—a island-style concoction of coconut rum and tropical juices at special prices as well as an array of dishes including the Hula Girl Pu-Pu Platter–spam musubi, root-beer ribs, edamame and crispy gau chee; Katsu Spam Musubi with panko crust, spicy mayo and teriyaki sauce; Burger & Brew—a Hula Girl Burger with caramelized onions and a Kona draft; Maui onion rings with spicy mayo dipping sauce; sea-salted hand cut French fries; Ahi Poke; all evoke that tropical vacation feeling. There will also be live ukelele music on Wednesdays and Sundays. Fridays are ‘Get Lei’d Aloha Fridays’ with Hawaiian leis for all. It’s a taste of Hawaii without the jet-lag TSA lines or the six-hour time difference. Happy Hour everyday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 4044 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Va. For reservations and further information, please click here or call 703.998.4853.
Fri, Jul 07
City Tap Penn Quarter in partnering with New Belgium Brewing to get locals geared up for this year’s New Belgium Tour de Fat festival in DC. City Tap will be hosting a bike decorating contest, inspired by the New Belgium logo, on July 15 from 2pm to 5pm. The owner of the most eye-catching bike will win a $100 City Tap gift certificate and 2 passes to the Tour de Fat DC festival on July 22. Bike-less guests can also go ‘fishing’ for New Belgium swag in a kiddie pool on City Tap Penn Quarter’s patio. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 901 9th Street NW. For more information, please click here.