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.
Wed, Aug 02 - Thu, Aug 31
Beginning August, The Yard at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown will be rolling out their highly anticipated Rosé All Day menu. Available all day, every day of the week the Rosé All Day menu offers endless rosé wine and refreshing rosé cocktails, all at a modest price. $10 per glass/cocktail;$30 per bottle. All day. 3100 South Street NW. For more information please click here.
Wed, Aug 09 - Thu, Aug 31
For the month of August, Buzz Bakeshop will have puppy-themed cupcakes and shortbread cookies in honor of the “dog days of summer.” Its the perfect treat to sweeten up the end of your summer. This will be offered all day with no admission fee. 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Va; 818 North Quincy Street/Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. For more information, please call 703.600.2899 or 703.650.9676.
Fri, Aug 11 - Sat, Aug 19
Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner out during Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week, presented by PenFed Credit Union. This year, participating restaurants can choose how many courses to offer and the price for their prix fixe menus. You choose from thirty different restaurants based on what fits your budget and your taste buds. To see the list of participating restaurants and their menus, please click here.
Mon, Aug 14 - Sun, Aug 20
Summer Restaurant Week, presented by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), makes its return to the greater Washington region with 250 participating restaurants in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, making it easier than ever for diners to discover new favorite restaurants or revisit their perennial favorites. Diners who opt-in to receive emails including exclusive deals on meals will be automatically entered to win delicious prizes through RAMW’s Diner Rewards Program including gift certificates to participating restaurants, tickets to local events, and more. Summer Restaurant Week sponsors include Events DC, OpenTable, Fine European Wines, 94.7 FRESH FM, LIFEWTR and American Express. $35 dinner, $22 lunch, and $22 brunch menus. The full list of participating restaurants and their menus, as well as links to seamlessly book reservations will be available here before the week kicks off.
Mon, Aug 14
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, Aug 14
While growing up in Latin America, one of Royal owner Paul Carlson’s favorite ways to cool off in the summer was by sipping “agua frescas” — refreshing water-based drinks infused with fresh fruits, grains, herbs, flowers & seeds. Literally translating to “fresh waters,” these thirst-quenching sips showcase the best of summer’s bounty, so the LeDroit Park bar is adding booze and hosting a one-night cocktail pop-up called “Royal Knights: August Frescas”. The latest edition of its monthly “Royal Knights” spirits exploration & industry night series, “August Frescas” will feature the cocktail talents of guest bartender Jason Smith of Mike Isabella’s Arroz. Smith, who was one of Royal’s opening bartenders, will collaborate with Royal’s bar’s team on a one-night-only menu of 8 agua fresca cocktails, highlighting fresh flavors of strawberry, hibiscus, clementine, and even a digestif-spiked horchata. All cocktails will be $8. The kitchen will be open until 1am for hungry diners, with Chef Cable Smith serving handmade roasted chicken and vegetarian tamales for $10. 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 501 Florida Avenue, NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 202.332.7777 or click here.