Seasonal Cocktails — Amity & Commerce, the Mandarin Oriental DC’s newest American bistro and bar. Chef Justin Houghtaling and his team have created festive menus for you to indulge in while they celebrate the holiday season in DC. From holiday cocktails at the bar to sit down dinner options for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Amity & Commerce is the go-to spot for holiday celebrations. You can sip on seasonal cocktails like Amity & Commerce’s Smoked Maple Old Fashioned with smoked Bourbon, bitters, maple syrup and orange peel, a tableside cocktail enveloped in Applewood smoke, Black Rose Rum Tumbler with white rum, bourbon, fresh blackberries, lime, rosemary-infused syrup, and club soda, or the Pumpkin-Tini with vanilla vodka, Bailey’s, butterscotch schnapps and pumpkin syrup.

.Barcade — Church Hall, has debuted its brand new “barcade area” featuring more than 12 new arcade games including Pop a Shot (Pac Man), Skeeball, NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, Ms. Pacman Galaga, Simpsons (4-Player), Big Buck Hunter, Bubble Hockey, Foosball, Pinball, Dance Dance Revolution, A Claw Machine with Regional Sports Memorabilia and more. All games will accept game cards that can also be used at other popular venues around the city including Penn Social, Boardwalk and Astro Beer Hall. Join Church Hall on Friday, December 13th for a barcade launch party from 9 pm-close, featuring a 50 credit arcade card with every bar tab of $20 or more. For those looking to host a private event, unlimited group play is available for $150/hour for any size group.

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Hot Cocktails — Dirty Habit’s beverage manager Drew Hairston has crafted two warm-cocktails to enjoy outside the patio next to one of their fire pits. Blanket throws are also available at the outdoor patio. You can enjoy cocktails such as Hairston’s hot gin punch is made with Monkey 47 Schwarzvald gin, cardamom, bouquet garni and tinged with blood orange. The Dirty Habit Tom & Jerry is another sweet cocktail to try out and made with Ron Zacapa 23, Pierre Ferrand VSOP cognac, oat milk, chestnut, and gingerbread. Their patio welcomes guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Happy hour on the patio may be enjoyed every Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Rooftop Cocktails — As the weather gets colder, guests are invited to warm up on The Graham Georgetown’s Rooftop with comfy couches, festive cocktails, and holiday décor. The hotel’s rooftop is tented and heated to offer unobstructed views of DC throughout the winter. You can enjoy holiday cocktails throughout the season like the Noggy or Nice ($15) with egg nog, Hendrick’s Gin, Zucca, espresso, maple, and orange bitters, and the Sleigh Ride ($15) with spiced cherry wine, St-Germain, cranberry gin, and grapefruit juice. The Rooftop team has a number of fun promotions in store this winter including free sampling and specially priced beverages from Ketel One and Don Julio (December 11), Bulleit Bourbon and Johnnie Walker (December 17), Patrón (December 18), and Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company (December 19). Vines with a View continues on Wednesdays with $3 off mulled wine specials and $20 off all bottles of wine.
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Oyster Beer — Hank’s Oyster Bar, has introduced an exclusive, oyster-infused beer—the Salty Wolfe Stout—in partnership with beloved Maryland-based craft beer brand Denizens Brewing Company. The dark ale, priced at $7 per pint, will be available on tap at all Hank’s Oyster Bar locations throughout D.C. and Northern Virginia through the end of 2019. Fifty cents from the sale of each pint will go to fund oyster recovery projects in the Chesapeake Bay as part of Leeds’ ongoing commitment to supporting the foundation’s sustainability efforts in the region.

NRG Holiday Cocktails — Hazel has a Turkish Mulled Wine on the menu; made with Greek Wine, Turkish Tea flavors (from Greek Mountain Tea), Carcavelos (Portuguese fortified wine that is aged for a very long time, with notes similar to Madeira), and Pomegranate. Iron Gate’sever-popular house Greek Sangria, heated to order, is now back on the menu. Aptly named, Is the Patio Heated? the sangria is made with Greek wine, pomegranate, blood orange liqueur, and rakomelo. And, new this year to Iron Gate’s list is the Loukoumades Todd, made with Roots Cretan amaro, loukoumades honey (the same orange blossom honey that Chef Chittum uses in the Greek donut dessert by the same name), and lemon. Nick tells me Iron Gate is the only DC restaurant that carries the Greek amaro. Evening Star Cafe is now offering a list of classics that include: Hot Ginger Toddy; Hot Toddy; Hot Buttered Rum; Irish Coffee; and Boozy Hot Chocolate.

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Repeal Day Ball —The ​DC Craft Bartender’s Guild​ will present its annual Repeal Day Ball at the National Union Building on Saturday, December 7th this year. You will enjoy exquisitely crafted cocktails while dancing along to Prohibition-era tunes. This year the black-tie affair (ladies don the flirtiest of flapper dresses, the men – most dapper of zoot suits). Charles H. Baker​, famed drinks writer, and world traveler wrote a compendium on drinking around the world and has inspired us to celebrate the jet-setters who avoided Prohibition’s temperance and explored the world! With this in mind, there will be specially themed rooms incorporating the drinking experiences from Singapore to Mumbai to Paris, and more! Tickets for this year’s soirée begin at ($85), with VIP tickets available for ($150).

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Hot Cocktails —Stable owner and beverage director Silvan Kraemer has crafted hot cocktails to warm you up this season. The hot libations stay true to the “all things Swiss” mantra at Stable, utilizing spirits from Switzerland or harkening back to classic winter cocktails enjoyed in Kraemer’s native country. The hot boozy beverage roster includes Glühwein ($9), a signature Swiss hot spiced red wine, Feuerzange ($14) featuring mulled wine flambéed with Goldschläger Cinnamon Schnapps  Liqueur and Jägertee ($9) with Spiced Stroh Rum, hot water, and lemon.
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Wine Wednesday — Supra now has wine Wednesdays for the month of November. They are offering a $20 discount for three of their favorite “Save the Village” Wines, wines that come from small operations outside the main winemaking regions of Georgia. You can enjoy Kereselidze Rachuli Blend, 2018, Baia’s Krakhuna Blend, 2018, and Dato’s Aladasturi, 2018.
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Mai Tai’s — “Trader Vic” and his introduction of Polynesian and island culture to America with a signature drink timed to his December 10th birthday. The Mai Tai at Tiki TNT features Thrasher’s White Rum, El Dorado 12, Dry Curacao, Orgeat, Lime, and Rich Demerara. Thrasher found inspiration for his playful riff on the cocktail while hopping from island to island around the world as a scuba dive instructor. Tiki TNT, DC’s only true Polynesian imbibery, has a special connection to Trader Vic as his birthday coincides with the 1 year anniversary [Tuesday, December 10, 2019] of the restaurant and bar. In celebration, Thrasher will be slinging special $1 Mai Tais [available 3 PM-5 PM] as an homage to the tiki legend!