Winter Is Coming – The most anticipated pop-up of the summer is coming! Drink Company and Ommegang Brewery are presenting the Game of Thrones Pop-Up Bar (PUB). In Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency and Eat The Rich, guests will experience GoT inspired drinks. Those on line can have a place-saver and stop in for a quick bite to eat in or take out to share with their comrades while they prepare for the TV show inspired cocktail experience that will no doubt be superb. (1819 7th Street NW; 202.350.4350; www.drifton7th.com)
Did Someone Say Sangria? – Jaleo is introducing its first Sangria Festival starting July 17 running through July 30 at all Jaleos (DC, Crystal City, Bethesda, and Las Vegas). In celebration of the Spanish classic, Jaleo is spotlighting four sangrias, each named for a location (all locations will serve all sangrias). The Jaleo Bethesda – Ribera Sangria; The Jaleo Crystal City – Rueda Sangria; The Jaleo DC – Rosé Sangria; and The Jaleo Las Vegas – Cava Punch. Click here for locations and more information.
Happy Hour All Night Long – Summer cocktail specials return to Firefly with ‘Til the Fireflies Come Out happy hour. Beginning the first day of summer, Firefly wil extend its happy hour to be timed to each evening’s official sunset time. Enjoy the bright summer evenings by watching the illuminated anchor tree in the middle of the restaurant and its neighborhood patio. Lead Bartender Brendan Ambrose will offer an assortment of cocktails, wine and beer specials which will be available Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. until sunset. Signature cocktails include Firefly – a summery blend of vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, house-made dandelion-lavender simple syrup, and wildflower honey-infused tea and lightning bug – a beachy combination of rum, lemon-herb tincture, tropical flower syrup, fresh guava juice, and coconut milk. (1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW; 202.861.1310; www.firefly-dc.com)
Please Enjoy Responsibly – MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, a craft distillery, is adding two new, aged spirits to its current collection of all-natural, handmade vodka, gin and whiskeys. Having won five medals at the American Distilling Institute’s 11th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits in 2017, the distillery announced two new whiskeys – Heritage and Smokehouse. The new products pay homage to the distillery’s Irish roots and honor the history of the founders’ families. The distillery uses corn from the nearby Culpepper Farm Co-op and barley from Copper Fox Distillery. The new limited release products, can be purchased or sampled at the distillery’s tasting room. A full list of retailers and restaurants that carry MurLarkey products can be found here.
Pups and Pints – Silver, an American brasserie in Bethesda, is hosting Pups on the Patio happy hours every Thursday through September with menu specials and pet friendly giveaways. Guests can enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner with their furry best friends outside on Silver’s patio. The weekly event begins Thursday, June 29 and will run through Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Silver’s happy hour features more than 30 items priced at five dollars. In addition, there will be drink specials and surprises for the pups attending. Some of the proceeds from each Pups on the Patio event will benefit area dog rescue groups. Special guests including dog trainers and pet boutiques will be in attendance. Pups on the Patio is weather permitting. (7150 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda MD; 301.652.9780; www.eatatsilver.com)
The Drinks: Internationally lauded beverage director and Trummer’s co-owner Stefan Trummer has created an extensive menu of innovative takes on classic Tiki cocktails. Long hailed for artistic and skilled use of herbs, aromatic and freshly pressed fruit juices to in the creation of balanced libations which well showcase each ingredient beautifully, Trummer has applied those techniques to a list of original Tiki cocktails. The full menu includes: Banana Joe – Banana, Mango, Orange Juice, Light rum, Dark Rum; Coco-loco – Fresh young coconut water, light rum, dark rum, gin, tequila, orange liqueur (served in a coconut); Zombie Hunter – Passion fruit, vanilla, Jägermeister, dark rum; “T” Colada – pineapple, coconut, saffron, light & dark rum; Waikiki – (serves 1-2) Pineapple, coconut water, falernum, Vanilla infused cognac, pisco; and Luau – (serves 2-4) watermelon, yuzu, orgeat, orange liqueur, cachaça, dark rum. Reservations for the Tiki bar at Trummers on Main are not required. ((7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA; 202.266.1623; trummersonmain.com)
Rosé All Day, All Ways & All Summer – From now through September, wine lovers can enjoy rosé every which way at Vinoteca: rosé on draft, 16+ rosés by the glass, rosé magnums, rosé bottle specials, rosé sangria, house-made rosé vermouth, rosé cider, rosé cocktails, rosé flights and even boozy ice cream floats. Prepare to enjoy Rosè wines by the glass, bottle and magnum. There will also Rosè cider, house-made Rosè, and Rosè sangria’s and cocktails. Rosés include happy hour steals like the Bodegas Fontana “Mesta”, a tempranillo rosé, and the Corsican Domaine Vetriccie “Île de Beauté” along with food-friendly options like the 2015 Fess Parker Pinot Noir Rosé from Santa Barbara and the Château de Ruth Côtes du Rhône. (1940 11st Street NW; 202.332.9463; www.vinotecadc.com)
The Ultimate Give Away – Yard House has launched the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Giveaway where one lucky guest could win a trip for two to the Denver beer festival, taking place in early October. Yard House is also giving away ten $50 Yard House gift cards weekly. Official sweepstakes rules and details are available online at www.YHBeerTrip.com. Enter once a day through July 23, 2017; no purchase necessary. Must be 21 years and older. Every year in October beer enthusiasts and brewers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Denver to take part in the Great American Beer Festival, the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. For more than three decades GABF has been the backdrop for the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served at a public tasting event. The winner of Yard House’s Great American Beer Festival Giveaway will be selected at random to receive a trip for two to Denver including round-trip airfare, a two-night stay at the Sheraton Downtown Denver, a $200 Yard House gift card, a pair of tickets to the Friday and Saturday GABF evening sessions plus $500 in spending money. For official rules, visit www.YHBeerTrip.com.