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.
Tue, Jul 11 - Sat, Jul 15
To celebrate Bastille Day, Central will hold a weeklong celebration of festive food and wine pairings. On Tuesday, foie gras and country pate ($16) will be available. Grilled loup de mer, heirloom tomato ($32) will be served on Wednesday and Thursday’s special is duck leg confit, herb spaetzle ($27) with French wine pairings available each day for $11. On Friday and Saturday there will be a special three-course menu for $48 with optional French wine pairings for an additional $24. This fixed menu includes grougères and fricassé d’escargots in the appetizer course, a lamb chop, piperade, baby kale and yogurt cumin sauce entree and paris-brest f
Tue, Jul 11 - Sun, Jul 16
Join Parisian natives, chef Christophe and Michelle Poteaux as they celebrate Bastille Day with French-inspired cuisine. All week long, the restaurant will offer a three-course $35 prix fixe dinner of French classics. The restaurant is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 606 N Fayette Street, Alexandria, Va. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 703.519.3776 or click here.
Thu, Jul 13 - Sun, Jul 16
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.
Fri, Jul 14
Join Convivial for a Bastille Day celebration which includes a three course French inspired menu with a variety of options. Dinner is priced at $35 per person. Event is from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. 801 O Street, NW. For more information, please call 202.525.2870.
Fri, Jul 14
In honor of le “quatorze juillet”, ENO Wine Bar has added a new wine flight to its menu, named simply: The French Wine Flight. The wine trio features sips from across the entire country, highlighting a variety of different grapes and tasting notes. ENO also offers over 10 French wines by the glass and over 45 French wines by the bottle. Because good French wine deserves good French cheese, you are invited to indulge in a soft and creamy Brillat Savarin from the Normandy region of France or an earthy and savory Douceur du Jura from the French Alps. Enjoy a selection of three cheeses, or make it an ENO Experience with three cheeses and three cured meats. To finish in true French style, relish in one of ENO’s artisanal chocolates and perhaps even an espresso from Nespresso. $20 per wine flight; $14 per cheese plate; $24 per cheese and cured meat plate. 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information please call 202.295.2826
Fri, Jul 14
Join Le Diplomate for the fireworks and festivity that will ring throughout France on July 14 in celebration of La Fête Nationale. They will bring the spirit of Bastille Day to DC by including a street side glacé cart, live accordion and mime performances, a menu of celebratory cocktails, all-day café service, children’s activities and St. Germaine Elderflower Slushies. Food and drinks for the event are a la carte. The cafe opens at 10:30 a.m. and will remain open for the rest of the day. 1601 14th Street, NW. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 202.332.3333 or click here.
Fri, Jul 14
Mintwood Place is celebrating Bastille day and invites you to join them. They are offering a three-course pre-fixe menu for Bastille Day with two options for each course. The delicious options include: steak tartar, steak frites, striped bass and more. $38 per person. 1813 Columbia Road NW. For more information please call 202.234.6732.
Fri, Jul 14 - Sat, Jul 15
Join 2941 Restaurant for Bastille Day dining. Enjoy a delicious five-course tasting menu with optional wine pairings. Dinner only. $90 tasting menu. $70 wine pairings. Tax and gratuity not included. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here or call 703.270.1500.
Fri, Jul 14
To kick off both Belgian Beer Week and Belgian Restaurant Week, Brasserie Beck will welcome Boon, one of the seven traditional Lambic houses of Belgium, to their patio as they transform it into a beer garden. They will be pouring four drafts and a number of rare bottles from Boon. Starting at 5:00 p.m. 1101 K Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 14 - Fri, Jul 21
Leading up to the 186th Belgian National Day on Friday, July 21, 2017, Brasserie Beck and all Mussel Bar & Grille locations will offer locals the chance to partake in seven days of authentic food and drink specials. During these days, Mussel Bar & Grille locations will shell out all-you-can-eat mussels, any type, for $28 during both lunch and dinner. At Brasserie Beck, Wiedmaier is paying homage to his culinary roots with a Belgian prix-fixe menu. This special lunch features a choice of three courses for $35 ranging from Belgian endive salad to provincial Ratatouille and the Belgian chocolate tart with crème fraîche. Continuing the gastronomic fête, visitors at the bar of Brasserie Beck during dinner can enjoy a special pot of mussels with Bouillabaisse sauce, pernod and sea urchin butter for $19. Mussel Bar and Grille locations: 800 N. Glebe Road Arlington, Va. 7262 Woodmont Avenue Bethesda, Md. 1350 Lancaster Street Baltimore, Md. Brasserie Beck: 1101 K Street NW.
Fri, Jul 14
Celebrate Bastille Day at The Willard InterContinental’s Café du Parc with an evening of French fare and live music. Enjoy the bistro’s traditional French offerings as well as a crepe station where Pastry Chef Jason Jimenez will serve made-to-order sweet and savory crepes. Other activations include a roaming violinist and Grey Goose bar offering specialty cocktails on the terrace. 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information and to make a reservation, please call 202.942.7000.
Fri, Jul 14
DC Brau and the Rock and Roll Hotel present the Darkest Hour concert featuring the band Havok & Genocide Pact in honor of Savor The Swill Helles. To refresh your memory and palate, Savor The Swill is a light, golden German lager with lively, natural carbonation that touts aromas of lightly-kilned malt, grain and cracker with a subtle herbal hop presence. Tickets are priced at $20 per person. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. 1353 H Street NE. To purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Jul 14
Start your weekend with Del Campo At Dusk as they celebrate Reggae Night. Their gorgeous rooftop makes the best backdrop for a night of imbibing with your friends. Dance the night away to the music, while enjoying food and cocktails from Chef Victor Albisu. Enjoy the panoramic views from their gorgeous rooftop. Hit the cash bar for signature cocktails, beer, and wine or purchase their open bar wristband for an additional $30 at the door. 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 900 7th Street NW. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
Fri, Jul 14
Have you ever thought that it would be fun to drink a beer after touring a Brewmaster’s mansion? Join Heurich House Museum as one of their knowledgeable docents leads you through the museum on an hour long tour, followed by a thirty minute guided, local beer tasting in the Conservatory. Enjoy a flight of three craft beers while taking in the splendor of the house that beer built. 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. $25 per person. 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.
Fri, Jul 14 - Mon, Jul 31
This year The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan brings back the holiday season in style during summer. Can’t wait until December? The Black Squirrel is tapping all your Christmas Beer favorites to help ring in July. With a selection fit for even the most die-hard Christmas beer fanatics, stop by their basement taproom to escape the heat and quench your thirst with classic holiday craft beer perfection. They only have one sixtel of each, so supplies are extremely limited. Pop in soon. Christamas Beers on Tap include:· Troegs: Mad Elf Belgian Style Strong Ale, Great Lakes: Christmas Ale, He’Brew Hanukkah Chanukah: Pass The Winter Warmer. To go along with these great beers, they will also be welcoming all their favorite performers and friends of the bar, throughout the second half of the month. Join them for great beer and great fun. 2427 18th Street NW. For more information please click here.
Fri, Jul 14
The Bullpen will be open before, during and after the James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt concert at Nationals Park and they are inviting you to join the fun. They will have live musical performances from Sean Gaiser and the Blackburn Band, delicious food, and ice-cold drinks. The Bullpen is the perfect place to gather with friends for cold drinks, great food, and live music before heading to the concert. Even better, located only steps from Nationals Park, the venue will be the best spot outside the stadium for fans without tickets to hear James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt perform. Admission is free. Starts at 4:00 p.m. 1299 Half Street SE. For more information please click here.
Fri, Jul 14
Celebrate Bastille Day at L’Auberge Chez François with the highly regarded wines of La Famille des Grands Vins Boisset. There will be a five-course menu created by Chef Jacques that will feature produce harvested directly from the on-site gardens. Tickets are $160 per person including tax and gratuity. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 703.759.3800 or click here.