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.
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 - 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.
Mon, Jul 17
The late Chef Aaron McCloud will be remembered at a celebration of his life on what would have been his 39th birthday. To be held at Mintwood Place, which has donated the space for this reception, food will be prepared by two of Chef McCloud’s friends and chefs who he mentored, Chef Keith Ahern and Chef Chris Edwards. Hors d’oeuvres will be created based on Chef McCloud’s recipes or in tribute to his culinary style. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1813 Columbia Road, NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Mon, Jul 17
The Explorer is a pineapple-infused Pisco cocktail with lime juice and simple syrup, topped with a pineapple “glacier.” This cocktail is available to order off of the Ritz Carlton’s Spring/Summer cocktail menu. While sipping on the cocktail, you are helping to save the seas, as $1 of each sale will go to Jean-Michel Cousteau’s foundation, the Ocean Futures Society. Their mission: to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. 3100 South Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Mon, Jul 17 - Sun, Jul 30
Join Jaleo for their first ever Sangria Festival! In celebration of the Spanish classic, Jaleo is spotlighting sangrias, each named for a location (all locations will serve all sangrias). The Jaleo Bethesda: Ribera Sangria, The Jaleo Crystal City: Rueda Sangria, The Jaleo DC: Rosé Sangria. Available at all locations. For more information please click here.