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.
Thu, Aug 17
Roofers Union helps kick off DC Beer Week the Thursday beforehand with a ‘kick the keg’ charity event benefiting organizations chosen by 6 local breweries. A select draft from each DC brewery (3 Stars, DC Brau, Hellbender, Right Proper, Bluejacket, and Atlas) will be available; the first brewery’s keg to kick wins the crown of people’s choice. A portion of proceeds from the drafts on special will be donated to charities chosen by the breweries. $7 select drafts. Starting at 6:00 p.m. 2446 18th Street NW. For more information please call 202.232.7663.
Thu, Aug 17 - Sat, Aug 19
Come see for yourself what everyone in Georgetown is talking about. Via Umbria’s thrice weekly Dinner at the Chef’s Table are more than just a great meal. They’re a social affair, an experience in conviviality with fellow food lovers. Upon arrival, sip on a complimentary glass of Prosecco and explore the shop that has been described as “an Italian village under one roof.” Next, head to the demonstration kitchen and pull up a seat at the communal table. For each Dinner at the Chef’s Table, the chef carefully prepares a unique, authentic and delicious menu for your enjoyment. Relax, and savor this experience that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $75 per person. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.
Thu, Aug 17
Thu, Aug 17
“Common Ground, Our American Garden,” complements the “Many Voices, One Nation” exhibition and borders the museum’s building, sharing stories of memory, healing, discovery and ingenuity. Many peoples and their plants have left a mark on the American landscape. Our gardens include plants that were found here, brought from other countries or passed down by seed or shared with neighbors. These plants now represent a shared American heritage. Join The National Museum of American History as they take you through a tour of the gardens. 9:30 a.m. Tours meet on the National Mall side of the Museum’s entrance on Madison Dr, between 12th and 14th Streets. For more information please call 202.633.1000.
Thu, Aug 17
Every Thursday evening in August, the Hirshhorn transforms into the city’s most refreshing destination for dynamic art, after-work drinks, and thought-provoking conversation. Explore bold new exhibitions by renowned artists Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, and Markus Lüpertz, enjoy special tours of masterpieces of contemporary art, or just lounge by the fountain with friends. No two nights are alike, with different pop-up activities and live performances every Thursday. Free. All ages welcome. Cash bar by Tortoise and Hare Bar and Grille. 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW. For more information, please click here.
Thu, Aug 17
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.
Thu, Aug 17
Following the success of last month’s Jackson Family Estate Wine Dinner, Brasserie Beck is proud to announce an August Wine Dinner featuring the delicious wines of wine houses Siduri and Galerie. With Siduri’s focus on Pinot Noir and Galerie’s Savignon-dominant offerings, these wines fit together perfectly in a multi course wine dinner. Chef de Cuisine Brain McPherson has put tougher a fantastic menu for this event, with the careful selection of flavors to match the body and highlight the profile of each wine. $90 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 1101 K Street, NW. For more information or to make a reservation, please click here.
Thu, Aug 17
Join Proof for an evening with renowned Finger Lakes producer Hermann J. Wiemer. Winemaker Fred Merwarth will be presenting wines from the historic estate with a five-course dinner designed by Chef Austin Fausett. $114 per person. 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. 775 G Street NW. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.