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 - 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.
Tue, Jul 18 - Sat, Jul 22
The Bethesda Urban Partnership will present the eleventh annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. Five evenings of major motion pictures in a variety of genres will be showcased, including new releases, action, drama and comedy films. Movies include: The Wizard of Oz, Field of Dreams, Dead Poet’s Society, Hidden Figures, and La La Land. Residents, employees and visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs. A limited number of chairs will also be provided. Admission is free and show times will begin at 9:00 pm at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. For more information please call 301.215.6660 or click here.
Thu, Jul 20 - Sun, Jul 23
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 21
Pizzeria Paradiso will celebrate Belgian Independence Day at their Dupont circle location, and at their latest outpost in Hyattsville, MD. The restaurant will feature four Belgian and Belgian-style beers on draft and will be offering a Belgian flight which includes pours of the Boulevard Pale Sour, Ommegang Brunetta, Duvel Single and Liefmans Kriek Brut. $14 per flight. 11:30 a.m. 2003 P Street NW. 4800 Rhode Island Avenue Hyattsville MD. For more information please call 202.223.1245.
Fri, Jul 21
Culminating on Belgian National Day, Brasserie Beck will feature rolling beer specials throughout the day – each special lasting two hours before moving to the next. The power hour rotation is in the works, but you can expect half-off deals and loads of cool swag, glassware and giveaways from featured breweries. 1101 K Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 21
City Tap Penn Quarter is commemorating Belgian National Day by partnering with Brewery Ommegang for a 40-draft line tap takeover showcasing the brewery’s Belgian-style creations. Special Belgian-style selections will also be available the whole month of July, including choices like Ommegang’s Brunetta, Fruition and Hennepin drafts, as well as Duvel Single bottles and Brasserie d’Achouffe’s La Chouffe and Houblon Chouffe. 901 9th Street NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 21
This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine. You will learn about: main styles of wine; the most important wine grapes; key wine producing countries and regions; how grapes are grown and wine is produced; how to taste wine like a pro; what to look for and why; matching food and wine; serving, storing, and buying wine; the best way to buy wine in retail stores and restaurants. This course is taught in a classroom setting. You will taste 8 wines. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $75.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Jul 21
Join Johanna’s Table for a night at the dock – Mess Hall’s reimagined loading dock. This summer boardwalk carnival party sets the tone to celebrate the launch of XII by Johanna’s Table; a once monthly pop up dinner series scattered throughout the District. With the help of some amazing industry friends and local vendors, they are excited to treat you to unlimited flavors and fun ranging from Sommelier Michael Rovezzi’s kegged Cotton & Reed cocktails, frosé sno cones & DC Brau beer to an oyster raw bar “bathtub,” popcorn with a twist, an eight foot cheese & charcuterie presentation, an old fashioned pig roast and over a dozen eclectic passed bites inspired by global flavors. “Sip. Taste. Play.” will give you a teaser of what’s to come for this year’s XII by Johanna’s Table Pop Up Dinner Series. Expect some chilled out beats by Closed Sessions DJ Nathan Thost while enjoying carnival inspired amusements. From Drag Fortune ‘Reading’ to Fire Eating, a “game” room and more – this event should be added to your Summer 2017’s do not miss list! Tickets are $59 per person. 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. 703 Edgewood Street Northeast. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Fri, Jul 21
This year for Belgian Independence Day, The Sovereign is celebrating in style by popping some of their favorite bottles. Join as they offer 21 different bottles at half price, all day and night long. The Sovereign will offer 21 of director Greg Engert’s personal picks at some truly unbelievable prices. Highlights include some classic Belgian Gueuzes from Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin and Tilquin. Not to be outdone, they’ll also offer Cascade Manhattan NW, Oxbow Crossfade and Jester King Provenance: Lemon & Lime. Specials will be available all day on both floors. There is no admission fee for the event. Starting at 12:00 p.m. 1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.
Fri, Jul 21
Following a $3.5 million restoration, Argentta Spa at The Watergate Hotel is an ideal retreat within the nation’s capital to go and embrace health & wellness. Argentta is providing you with an opportunity to escape the heat this summer with The Watergate Wet Bar Mixer. Guests will enjoy an open bar with a selection of specialty cocktails and full access to the spa’s locker rooms, sauna & jacuzzi. Must be 21 to attend. $50 per person. 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. 2650 Virginia Ave NW. For more information and to purchase tickets please call 202.838.4503.