The Fourth, All Weekend Long


This July 4th, "Independence Day" seems like an apt metaphor for all we have been through. There are people to see, massive picnic spreads to layout, Frose to toast with, and of course, fireworks to watch IRL. This year July 4th lands on a Monday, which means Monday is off and a three-day weekend  is on the horizon. You are going to need plans and no surprise, the team at has you all three-day-weekend long:

Neighborhood July 4th Crab Crack at American Ice Company
After a two-year hiatus, American Ice Company’s famous neighborhood July 4th Crab Crack is back. Guests can order crabs by the dozen or half dozen, while also enjoying menu options such as steamed corn on the cob, hush puppies, and other regular menu items. Drink specials will also be available and all crabs will be market price. American Ice Company will be open on Monday, July 4th from 1:00 p.m. until the fireworks start. Seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis; 202.414.7930; 917 V Street NW; For more information, visit their website here.

July 4th Brunch at Brasserie Libertè
Celebrate The Fourth of July with brunch. Brasserie Libertè will be offering their signature brunch menu on the holiday with dishes such as French Toast, Avocado, Lox Benedict, and more. Guests can pair their dishes with a Mimosa Kit that features a bottle of sparkling wine and seasonal juices for an additional $35.00. Brunch is available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.; 202.878.8404; 3251 Prospect Street NW; To book a reservation, click

Fourth of July Celebration at Buena Vida Gastrolounge
Buena Vida Gastrolounge will be hosting a July 4th celebration on their newly redesigned rooftop. Guests can enjoy the rooftop’s long-range views and fireworks while enjoying cocktails and a la carte menu options. D.J. Pandu will also be spinning a collection of Top 40, Hip Hop and House music from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Guests can also enjoy V.I.P. seating, which includes two complimentary juices with the purchase of a bottle; 703.888.1528; 2900 Wilson Boulevard #103, Arlington, VA; To make a reservation, click

4th of July Patriotic Themed Banana Split at Carmine’s
Celebrate the 4th of July holiday at Carmine’s on Monday, July 4th. The Italian eatery’s huge banana split, The Titanic, boasts a patriotic theme with five scoops of strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry ice cream over a flourless chocolate torte and piled with whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries, and cookie smokestacks. The Titanic serves 6 people and costs $32.95; 202.337.7770; 425 7th Street NW; To place an order, click

Fourth of July Celebration at CUT ABOVE-Rosewood D.C.
CUT Above at Rosewood is inviting guests to enjoy the fireworks display and celebrate the holiday with their Fourth of July celebration dinner package. Chef Andrew Skala will be preparing a family-style feast that can be enjoyed while overlooking the capital’s skyline. The celebration costs $365.00 per ticket; 202.617.2400; 1050 31st Street NW; To make a reservation, click

Destination D.C. and The American Experience Foundation Fourth of July Celebration

Destination D.C. and their affiliated charity, the American Experience Foundation, will be hosting an exclusive celebration this July 4th at the Potomac View Terrace from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. With a perfect view of the fireworks, this event is a great place to celebrate the holiday and give back to D.C. students. The private rooftop will have food, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $250 per person and each ticket purchase supports AEF. 2215 Constitution Avenue NW. To purchase tickets, click here.

dLena’s Bottomless Brunch

dLeña will extend its bottomless brunch service for Fourth of July on Monday, July 4th. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., dLeña brunch guests will choose between ordering bottomless food and drinks ($60 per person) or bottomless food ($37 per person) and drinks a la carte. An array of tantalizing dishes offered include corn and shrimp enchiladas and zarandeado salmon. A la carte pricing is also available for food. 202.560.5999; 476 K Street NW Suite D. Please click here for more information.

Red, White, & BBQ at Fairmont Georgetown
Before the National Mall Fireworks, Fairmont Georgetown is offering an All-American BBQ on Monday, July 4th in the courtyard from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Executive Sous Chef Jason Rowley will be preparing ribs, burgers, smoked pork shoulder, and more. An assortment of sauces and side dishes will also be available for guests to enjoy. Apple and cherry pies will be available for dessert. The Red, White, & BBQ is priced at $42 per person and $21 for children ages 5 through 12; 202.429.2400; 2401 M Street NW; To make a reservation, email [email protected]; For more information, click here.

Fourth of July Overnight Getaway at Hay-Adams
This Fourth of July, celebrate and spend the holiday with an overnight getaway at Hay-Adams. This getaway includes incredible views of the White House, Washington Monument, National Mall, and the fireworks from their Top of the Hay rooftop. Guests can also look forward to live music, an open bar, butler passed festive cocktails, and house-made delights. New this year is a bourbon bar featuring the team behind J. Rieger 7 Co Whiskey; 202.638.6600; 800 16th Street NW; To make a reservation, email
[email protected]; For more information, visit their website here.

Rooftop Fourth of July at Hi-Lawn 

Join Hi-Lawn this Fourth of July with a free-to-attend, four-day long Independence Day rooftop picnic party from July 1st to 4th, featuring fantastic city views of fireworks, live music/DJs, grilled eats, summer cocktails, and extended hours. Hi-Lawn will also have lawn games for you to play including cornhole and giant Connect Four. You are more than welcome to set up your own picnic blankets on the lawn to bring the picnic vibes to life. 202.664.2454; 1509 5th Street NE. Please click here for more information.

Red, White, & Blueberry Sundaes & Free Scoops at Ice Cream Jubilee
Ice Cream Jubilee will be offering a Fourth of July themed Sundae to celebrate the holiday. The three-scoop sundae will feature a scoop of Strawberry Hibiscus sorbet, Bold Vanilla ice cream, and Blueberry Pie ice cream with star-shaped sprinkles and sundae toppings. Ice Cream Jubilee will also be giving out 500 free scoops of ice cream as part of the July 4th Ballston Quarter Block Party on Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m; Multiple locations; For more information, click

Celebrate Fourth of July at Il Piatto
This Independence Day, celebrate the holiday at the newly opened Italian concept by Hakan Ilhan, with brunch or dinner. Il Piatto will be serving brunch from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with dinner service to follow. Guests can get excited for menu options such as Tiramisu French Toast, Florentine Benedict, Italian Eggs Benedict, and more. Prices range from $11.95 to $24.95. Guests can also pair Il Piatto’s “Build Your Own Apero Spritz Kit”, which includes a bottle of prosecco, carafe of Aperol, carafe of soda, and orange slices for an additional $34.95; 202.506.3833; 900 16th Street NW; To book a reservation, click

Fourth of July Dinner and Rooftop Watch Party at L’Ardente

Join L’Ardente for a three-course Italian ode to Americana with world-class wine pairings, followed by a wine and bubbles reception and dessert bar in Capitol Crossing’s rooftop conservatory, which offers perfect views of the National Mall. Chef David Deshaies and his team have created a three-course menu featuring options such as chilled lobster salad, crab-stuffed soft-shell crab with summer corn, and poached Maine halibut with ravioli. Each course features a thoughtfully chosen wine pairing. Dinner, drinks, and the viewing party are priced at $200 per person. Just the viewing party is priced at $90 per person. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the viewing party begins at 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.; 202.448.0450; 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW. To book a reservation, please click here.

Fourth of July at The Line
Book with The Line this Fourth of July to get a front-row view of fireworks. Stay for the holiday and celebrate at a rooftop party featuring a special performance by DJ Salt Cathedral. 202.588.0525; 1770 Euclid Street NW. Please click here to book

‘Room With a View’ Fourth of July Package at Lyle
This Fourth of July, watch D.C.’s fantastic fireworks show from the comfort of your own hotel room, with Lyle’s ‘Room With a View Package’. This package allows guests to have a front row seat to the fireworks overlooking the Washington Monument. It also includes your choice of rosè or beer and Lyle’s homemade ice cream. Rooms with this package start at $199; 202.964.6750; 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW; To book a reservation, email
[email protected] or call; For more information, click here.

Fourth of July Offerings from Officina

Join Officina on July 4th for a Dining and Firework Experience, with three different options to choose from. The cafè will be open and you can enjoy options from their a la carte menu, plus an Italian BBQ buffet will be hosted in the Trattoria ($65 per person), and firepits and couches will be available to watch the firework show on the Terrazza. 202.747.5222; 1120 Maine Avenue SW. To make a reservation, please click here.

Fourth of July at Old Town Pour House
Keep Old Town Pour House in mind for all your July 4th weekend outings. They will be offering a variety of beer selections, menus, and more; all that can be enjoyed on their outdoor seating; 301.963.6281; 212 Ellingsworth Drive, Gaithersburg, MD; For more information, visit their website

Picnic Under The Bells at The Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon
This Fourth of July, celebrate the holiday at the annual concert on bells from the Taft Memorial and Carillon. The Carillonneur of the Capitol will play “The Star Spangled Banner” and other patriotic favorites from the 11-story tower. The event will take place on Monday, July 4th from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and refreshments; New Jersey Avenue and Constitution Avenue NW; To make a reservation, click

Fourth of July Themed Cake Pops from Sticky Fingers
Sticky Fingers’ star cake pops are the perfect treat to add to your Fourth of July celebrations. The pops come in a trio of red, white, and blue and can be picked up at their Park Road or H Street locations, as well as delivered nationwide. The cake pop trio costs $12; 202.299.9700 (Park Road); 202.367.9600 (H Street) 1370 Park Road NW; 406 H Street NE; To order, click

July 4th Jazz with a View at The Gaylord Hotel
On Monday, July 4th, guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with soulful music and fantastic views at The Gaylord Hotel’s 80’s-themed rooftop lounge. Tickets are $25.00 per person; 301.965.4000; 201 Waterfront Street, Fort Washington, MD; To buy tickets, click

Fourth of July Celebration at The Lot
Celebrate the Fourth of July at The Lot on Monday, July 4th. The Lot will be stocked for the holiday with Red Patriotic Punch ($10.00 and $10.00 off pitchers), White Tea Shooters ($5), and Blue Hawaiian Punch ($10). There will also be red and blue Jell-O shots, as well as a new Mango Sour; 571.721.1084; 3217 10th Street N, Arlington, VA; For more information, visit their website

Fourth of July at The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel has plenty of Independence Day festivities planned for guests of all ages. Enjoy a rooftop fireworks party while enjoying a 360 degree view with a live marching band, open bar, and more. Spend your holiday in one of the luxurious rooms or suites (special offer includes admission to rooftop party). Stop by Kingbird for a July 4th cookout and celebrate America’s birthday while enjoying summer favorites off the grill. The rooftop event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. $425 per person, and a V.I.P. Tickets are priced at $595 per person. 844.617.1972; 2650 Virginia Avenue NW. 

“Fourth at The Wharf” Celebration
This Fourth of July, celebrate the holiday at The Wharf, with a celebration on District Pier, presented by Smirnoff Red White and Berry. The celebration will include a bar, music, and fantastic views of The National Park Service fireworks launched from the National Mall. Guests also have the option to upgrade their experience Upgrades benefit the U.S.O. and offer exclusive access to The Dockmaster Building on the tip of District Pier, as well as two complimentary drink tickets, All-American light fare, D.J., games, photo station, and raffle. The event will take place on Monday, July 4th from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The event is free to the public. V.I.P. tickets cost $60; 101 District Square SW; To purchase V.I.P. tickets, click

Fourth of July Viewing Party at Tiki TNT
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Tiki TNT at their Fourth of July Viewing Party. Guests are invited to enjoy the National Fireworks show from their rooftop and enjoy day-into-night drinking. The event will take place on Monday, July 4th starting at 7:00 p.m. Each Tiki Ticket costs $125 per person (Rooftop Table Seating) or $100.00 per person (Main Deck Outdoor Seating). Tickets include a welcome drink and the choice of a Burger, Footlong Chili Hot Dog, B.B.Q. Pork Sandwich, or Eggplant Burger; 202.900.4786; 1130 Maine Avenue SW; To make a reservation, click

Trummer’s Fourth Festivities

This July 4th, the culinary team at Trummer’s will offer a special Weekend Grill Kit to-go featuring barbeque classics with an Austrian twist (priced at $125 per kit). The Weekend Grill Kit feeds four to six people and includes cooking and reheating instructions. Pick up is available Friday, July 1st through Saturday the 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 703.266.1623; 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA. For more information, click here.