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, Aug 03 - Sun, Aug 06
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, Aug 03 - Thu, Aug 10
H Street’s Granville Moore’s turns 10 years old. To celebrate, the crew has put together new beer and food menus, and are running some exciting specials. The beer menu, under the guidance of new beer monger Brendan Kilroy, features the Belgian classics and Trappist ales that Granville’s has always been known for. In the kitchen, chef Teddy Folkman has put together a menu highlighting some of the most popular items throughout the decade at Granville Moore’s. Brisket steak and cheese, the new and improved veggie burger, and asparagus soup with porcini are some of the delicious things that are back. 1238 H Street NE. For more information please click here.
Sat, Aug 05
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, Aug 05
Local DJ and producer, Jacq Jill, will host “The Cookout” at The Rooftop, a three-part summer series that highlights some of D.C.’s most talented DJs. Each cookout will feature collaborations between local DJs, giving you a unique and original sound experience while you relax at the pool. 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. $15 per event/$30 for all three; plus booking fee. 2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.
Sat, Aug 05
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 an encore performance by The Reflex- the ultimate 80’s party 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.