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 - 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.
Fri, Aug 18
This introductory class is designed for those wanting to develop a good foundation of wine knowledge and an understanding of how to taste wine. You will learn about: the main styles of wine; the most important wine grapes; key wine producing countries and regions; how grapes are grown and wine is produced; how to taste wine like a pro; what to look for and why; matching food and wine; serving, storing, and buying wine; and the best way to buy wine in retail stores and restaurants. This two hour course is taught in a classroom setting. You will taste 8 wines. 6:30 to 8:30 pm. $75.00. Capital Wine School, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor. For more information and to register click here.
Fri, Aug 18
City Tap Penn Quarter marks the 97th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, by spotlighting female-run breweries with a tap takeover. Drafts from breweries including Denizens, Bell’s, and Brew Republic from Woodbridge, V.A. will be available all day. $6 to $8. All day. 901 9th Street NW. For more information please call 202.733.5333.
Fri, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 20
This August, National Harbor and Peterson Companies will introduce Harbor Dome, greater Washington’s newest unique special events venue. The geodesic structure launches as Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe. The one-of-a-kind construction will accommodate 500 inside, and an additional 300 outside, and its dynamic programming, including craft cocktails, live music and real snow, will offer visitors yet another reason to experience everything that National Harbor offers. The initial iteration of the Harbor Dome will give guests a welcome respite from the summer heat. The fully functional snow globe will operate as a bar and lounge with nightly entertainment. It will be decorated in an icy white and silver color palette with multiple bars and sleek lounge seating inside. The temperature will be kept at 64-degrees, and regular dustings of snow will fall from the ceiling to realistically simulate winter in August. Visitors looking to cool down this summer will find a selection of specially created cocktails and an exciting musical lineup featuring recognized bands and DJs. Those who find it too chilly inside can step out and continue to enjoy food, drinks and even play a round of snowball cornhole on the accompanying lawn while they thaw. Regular admission $10/concerts $25. 165 Waterfront Street National Harbor MD. Featuring concerts by White Ford Bronco on Saturday and Magic Giant on Sunday. For more information please click here.