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.
Sun, Aug 06
Sun, Aug 06
The most dynamic culinary festival in North America is back on the road with its national nose-to-tail pig cooking tour. Cochon555 brings its 2017 edition and the focus of the festivities will be culinary community and inspiration. The Sunday event will be held at the The Watergate Hotel, a cornerstone of luxury in the city. From bartenders and distillers to chefs and barkeeps, some of the city’s most celebrated hospitality talents will take you on a journey that’s equally dedicated to safe foodways, deliciousness, and whole-hog cookery. To further champion the good food movement, a portion of all proceeds and auction items goes to Cochon555’s sister charity, Piggy Bank. General admission tickets $125. VIP tickets with early admission and exclusive wine and food experiences $200. Exclusive Bespoke passes available for $400. 4:00 p.m. VIP entry. 5:00 p.m. general admission. 2650 Virginia Avenue NW. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Sun, Aug 06
Who can resist the combination of sun, salutations, and suds? Denizens Brewing Co. is partnering with the talented Stephanie Nale of Gingerbean Health & Wellness (and DBC manager extraordinaire) for a bi-monthly yoga series in the beer garden. Join them for an all levels yoga class in the sunshine, followed by a pint (or three) in the beer garden. They like to call this detox-retox. Your ticket includes a one hour yoga class and your first pint. You must be 21+ to join this event. Please bring your yoga mat and sunscreen, and they will provide the water (and beer, of course). $15 per person. 10:30 a.m. 1115 East-West Highway Silver Spring MD. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.
Sun, Aug 06
Bastille opens its patio up to furry friends. Paws on the Patio is a family and pet-friendly Sunday afternoon Happy Hour on Bastille’s expansive private patio. As special guests, Bastille welcomes adoptable doggies from Operation Paws for Homes, who rescue dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of their dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina, as well as Virginia. They also partner with local shelters as needed. The organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states. A portion of the proceeds of Paws on the Patio will be donated to Operation Paws for Homes. It’s the perfect opportunity to give a forever home to a deserving pet and make a difference to the life of an animal in need. Bastille’s special menu features $2 off the Happy Hour small plates menu and will include warm marinated olives; house-made hummus and crispy flatbread; falafel with harissa yogurt; shrimp beignets with spicy guacamole; artisanal cheese or charcuteries board; Galette (Flat bread) BLT; confit tomatoes with bacon, cheddar, fresh basil and shredded lettuce; Virginia grass fed beef *burger on brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, crispy onions. Happy Hour “Coq-Tails”, wines and beers will also be available. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 606 North Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria. For more information or to make reservations, please call 703.519.3776.
Sun, Aug 06
In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday (April 13th), RdV’s “Celebrate Virginia” wine tasting will showcase some of the finest wines being made in Jefferson’s home state of Virginia (including RdV’s award-winning Rendezvous), thoughtfully paired with some of Virginia’s best cheeses and charcuterie. Beginning on Sunday, April 9th and continuing every Sunday throughout the summer, the “Celebrate Virginia” tasting will be available in two separate reservations on Sundays: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The seated tasting will offer four different Virginia wines on a rotating and varying schedule, so each one will be a unique experience for guests. The “Celebrate Virginia” tasting is $40 per person and advanced reservations are required. 2550 Delaplane Grade Road, Delaplane, VA. For more information please call 540.364.0221 or click here.