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 - 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.
Sun, Jul 23 - Sun, Jul 30
CityPaper’s DC Burger Week is coming to Via Umbria. Enjoy $7 burgers from DC’s most delicious restaurants, including Via Umbria’s very own ground short rib patty-coppa, provolone and ‘nduja aioli-topped-melty deliciousness served on a housemade Birra Perugia IPA bun. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information, please click here.
Sun, Jul 23 - Sun, Jul 30
Burger lovers rejoice. Washington City Paper’s annual DC Burger Week (#DCBurgerWeek) returns to the DMV. Participating restaurants throughout the region will be offering a special a la carte burger. Popular spots, including Stoney’s, The Sovereign, Bourbon, Cantina Marina, Hawthorne, and Tedici Enoteca, are just a few of the restaurants that will be offering drool-inducing sandwiches that will surely get the attention of your taste buds. All DC Burger Week burgers will be served à la carte, and will be available for dine in patrons only. While any additional items, such as a side of fries or a drink, are not a requirement, organizers recommend splurging a little to make the dining experience that much more memorable. During the week, the Washington City Paper will be running a social media contest on the paper’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram feeds for best burger pictures. Participants who share a photo of their DC Burger Week burger with @washingtoncitypaper, and tag #DCBurgerWeek, will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate from a participating restaurant. $7 per a la carte burger. For more information please click here.
Sun, Jul 23 - Sun, Jul 30
In honor of its namesake, the shark, Requin celebrates Shark Week with food and drink specials, as well as Shark Week programming screened at the bar and decorations throughout the restaurant. The Shark Week menu includes: Requin 75, Absinthe Frappé aka the Green Fairy, Kronenbourg 1664 Lager, French cheese board, and mini croque monsuier. $5 to $10. 8296 Glass Alley Fairfax VA. For more information please click here.
Thu, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 30
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 28 - Sun, Jul 30
The Bacon Brothers is the American musical duo of Michael Bacon and Kevin Bacon. Although they have played music together since they were boys, the brothers have only been a working band since 1995. Join them on the last weekend of July as they play a concert three nights in a row at the Birchmere. Tickets are priced at $45 per person. Event begins at 7:30 p.m. each day. 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Va. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sat, Jul 29
Celebrate summer with The Source by Wolfgang Puck on their patio for a special menu created by Executive Chef Russell Smith paired with 3 Stars Brewing Company beers. Tickets are priced at $50 per person. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 202.637.6100 or click here.
Sat, Jul 29 - Sun, Jul 30
Join The Restaurant At Patowmack Farm for brunch. Menu items include Charred Carrot Risotto with, honey, lovage, smoked parmesan, pumpkin seed ($12), Grilled Skirt Steak with, pomme dauphine, garlic chive cream, fried egg, radish ($32), Jersey Gold Gouda Fondue with, toasted brioche, mulberry gastrique ($14), and more. Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here.
Sat, Jul 29
Enjoy a drag brunch at Taqueria del Barrio hosted by resident queen Desiree Dik and special performances from Betty O’Hellno and Whimsy Thrift. During brunch you can order from a fixed $25 menu including the choice of either a brunch entrée or three of Taqueria del Barrio’s signature tacos, as well as a brunch cocktail. Shows begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, reservations are encouraged. 821 Upshur Street NW. For more information, please call 202.723.0200 or click here.
Sat, Jul 29
New this summer, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is excited to offer a culinary experience like no other in D.C. Chef/owner (and sommelier) Danny Lledó invites you to Dreaming of Dénia, an interactive dining experience focused around Spanish food, wine and culture. Chef Lledó will entertain up to twelve guests at the Glover Park restaurant’s intimate Chef’s Table as he demonstrates his award-winning Paella techniques and recipes on an open grill. Known as much for his warm hospitality as he is for his talents in the kitchen, Chef Lledó will also regale diners with stories of his culinary experiences in Spain (including growing up in Dénia, an idyllic coastal city in the province of Alicante.) This exclusive opportunity will allow diners to interact directly with Chef Lledó as they enjoy authentic Spanish food and wine. The evening’s menu will include delicious dishes such as: Figatell de carranc i sépia (Crab and Cuttlefish Cake) and Paella de Dénia Tasty Fish Stock ‘Bomba’ Rice Dish w/ Calamari, Shrimp + Mussels (gf). $45 per person with an optional $25 wine pairing. 6:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. 2404 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For reservations, please call 202.333.4303 or email email@example.com.
Sat, Jul 29
In partnership with Sugar Island Coconut Rum, The Rooftop will play host to an Island Party featuring specialty cocktails made with Sugar Island Coconut Rum. You can relax and soak up the sun poolside as the DJ spins island tunes. Free for hotel guests/$30 per person. 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information please click here.
Sat, Jul 29
TapaBar in Bethesda is inviting foodies, home cooks and brunch lovers in to learn from Executive Chef Alonso Roche as he cooks and demonstrates classic Spanish Recipes, perfect for an alfresco summer brunch party. Aprender & Comer attendees will follow along as Chef Alonso preps the menu including: smoky gazpacho bloody mary, pan tumaca: Toasted bread rubbed with farm fresh tomato, garlic and olive oil, tumbet mallorquin con huevo pochado: A layered summer vegetable dish with summer squash, tomatoes, onion, peppers and potatoes finished with a poached egg and more. You will get to nosh on light bites throughout the presentation and sip their choice of bottomless Mimosas, Sangria and fresh mocktails and enjoy the full meal following the demonstration. Take-home recipe cards will be provided so that attendees may use as a reference for the next brunch party they host. $40 per person. Begins at 11:00 a.m. 4901 A Fairmont Avenue Bethesda MD. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.
Sat, Jul 29
Dance under the stars like no one’s watching, or just lay back and soak up the fantastic view of the band and Tarara’s Shadow Lake. Tarara’s Summer Concert Series is where it’s at. Come hang out on Saturday nights all summer long. Love Classic Rock? Check. 80’s pop hits? They’ve got it. A little bit of everything more your speed? There’s a band for that. The series continues with Odyssey Road, Jordan’s favorite Journey band. $10 for 21 and under. $15 for 21 and older. $100 per season pass. 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane Leesburg, Va. For more information or to purchase tickets for this concert, please click here.