Going Out Guide: bars


Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Street Smart: What to do in Downtown Silver Spring

In Silver Spring, between the AFI, the Fillmore, and the cool restaurants, the good times are always flowing.

By Megan McDonough  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Food, Live Music, Movies, Restaurants, streetsmart

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Meridian Pint losing key staff members

Beer Director Sam Fitz is among the employees leaving the influential beer bar at the end of April.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Only two competitors are left in our beer bracket, and we want you to taste them both and pick a winner.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Tax Day food and drink specials, because this is Washington

Free tots and 1040EZ shots because you paid your taxes.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Nightlife Agenda: DC Brau’s anniversary, August Alsina and champion DJs

Celebrate three years of DC Brau and hear champion DJs do their stuff.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Barrel rolls out the bourbon on Capitol Hill

Two levels of whiskey and craft beer take over the former 18th Amendment space.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:46 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bourbon, Capitol Hill

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/10/2014

With coveted Georgetown tavern license, Smith Point would no longer be a restaurant

But it’s still most definitely a bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown, Smith Point

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jack Rose to raise the bar on food with new chef

Russell Jones, a Restaurant Eve alum, plans to put a fine-dining spin on pub food.

By Tim Carman  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Jack Rose, Restaurants

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Bartender J.P. Caceres acquitted on all charges in cabbie incident

The popular mixologist now turns his attention to a legal battle to remain in the United States.

By Tim Carman  |  08:48 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, J.P. Caceres

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Lean in at the bar: Discounts for Equal Pay Day

Take advantage of 23 percent discounts at bars around Washington to highlight the pay gap between men and women.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Spacy parties, local beers and old-timey tunes

Celebrate outer space with burlesque and dance music, and learn about the history of local beer.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Want to run your own nightclub? Love is going on the auction block.

The troubled Northeast nightclub will be sold at a bankruptcy auction on May 1.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bankruptcy, Bars, Love

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Find your home team at D.C.’s baseball bars

Whether you support the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies or Cincinnati Reds, there’s a sports bar waiting for you.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Baseball

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Step up to the plate: New dining and drinking options inside Nationals Park

From “Top Chef” sandwiches to fresh local beers, here’s what’s new at Nationals Park this season.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nationals Park

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Intentional walks: Where to eat and drink near Nationals Park

There’s a new lineup of food and drink options for baseball fans this year.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:25 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Nationals, Navy Yard, Restaurants

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Seven patios and rooftops for spring drinks

One of the best ways to get rid of winter’s cabin fever? Sit outdoors with a nice cold drink.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Patio Season

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Beer Madness: Cast your votes for the Final Four

Eight beers remain in the annual Beer Madness bracket. Head to Meridian Pint this week to sample and vote for your favorites.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:14 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

U Street Music Hall bringing the Union BBQ music festival to Union Market

The Union BBQ music festival features a DJ set by Jamie xx of The xx, a Moombahton Massive stage and chefs serving barbecue.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Festivals, summer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Game of Thrones,’ a Cherry blast and oysters al fresco

This week includes a birthday party for Marvin Gaye, some excellent hip-hop shows and the return of P.J. Clarke’s oyster happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Game of Thrones, Music

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Majestic offers a new twist on ‘classic’ ’80s cocktails

The Old Town restaurant reinvents the Harvey Wallbanger, and other retro drinks.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Old Town

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Pints debut at Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville

Tiny Baying Hound Aleworks makes a big change with a new county license.

By Amy Orndorff  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Where to have a drink before Saturday’s Nationals-Tigers exhibition

Check out some new pre-game options for your first trip to the ballpark.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Nationals Park, Navy Yard

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This thing you should try: Peking duck tacos at El Rey

Duck chicharrones are the crispy secret ingredient in El Rey’s special new tacos.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Beer Madness: It’s time to taste the Sweet 16

Head to Meridian Pint to sample the competitors and cast your ballot for the winners.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/26/2014

‘Asian street drinks’ coming to Donovan House’s rooftop bar

Jon Harris of Firefly is crafting the new menu, which includes frozen drinks and a Pimm’s Cup with salted lemonade.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Rooftops

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Cherry blossom gin, dark beers and plenty of soul

ChurchKey hosts a night of dark beers while Green Hat unveils its new seasonal spirit.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Highly anticipated Mission tacos arrive in Dupont next week

Taqueria from the owners of R&R Taqueria and Mason Inn opens for dinner Tuesday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Celebrate cherry blossom season with cherry blossom beer

The District Chophouse unveils a delicious tribute to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cherry Blossoms

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Where to watch the NCAA tournament

Catch as many games as possible with big TVs and food and drink specials.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Tyber Bierhaus brings mussels and Oktoberfest beers to Bethesda

Be warned: Prices at the new beer hall may make you do a double-take.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bethesda

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Beer Madness begins, and we want you to vote

Sample the contenders for this year’s beer tournament at Meridian Pint, and then fill out a ballot.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:22 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Beer Madness

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Oyster and beer festival, moombahton and rock paper scissors

This week’s top picks include children’s games, a St. Louis-inspired oyster festival and a tribute to reggae trailblazer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow puts a damper on St. Patrick’s Day bar crowds, but some can’t stay away

The snow put a damper on some of today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, but patrons didn’t let the weather slow them down.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Get ready for the weekend with U Street Music Hall’s anniversary mix

Cashmere Cat, Beautiful Swimmers, Danny Byrd and Nadastrom feature on a mix by club co-owner Will Eastman.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Spring Break at Hank’s on the Hill: Homemade Smirnoff Ice and an ice luge

The bar’s menu includes grown-up versions of spring break cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/13/2014

10 things to do on St. Patrick’s Day

Sip pints in a pub, listen to traditional music or celebrate Purim the Irish way.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:29 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Where to watch college basketball at lunch today

Maryland, Villanova and Michigan are among the teams tipping off their conference tournaments at noon. Here’s where to watch.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, March Madness

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/12/2014

The Pour House will close at the end of April

The Capitol Hill sports bar is a hangout for Pittsburgh Steelers fans and Florida Gators alumni.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue returns to the National Building Museum in May

Outdoor brisket, Shiner beer and live country music beginning in May.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, summer

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Outdoor drinking and early St. Patrick’s Day

This week’s picks include Dacha’s new happy hour, a dance party dedicated to divas and early St. Patrick’s Day events.

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Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda, St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/07/2014

How do I get to Echostage?

Going to see a show at the megaclub? We have info on driving, parking and taking the Metro.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Echostage, FAQs

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/07/2014

What does daylight saving time mean for your Saturday night?

Clocks spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, affecting bars and Metro.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, FYI

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Spring is in the air: Dacha and Bardo will open Saturday

Springlike temperatures mean you can drink outside at the Dacha and Bardo beer gardens.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Spring

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Taste new beers from DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and 3 Stars

Three D.C. breweries are unveiling new beers this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3 Stars, Atlas Brew Works, Bars, Beer, DC Brau

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Have a pint at Rock Bottom and help families of fallen firefighters

Fire Chief Ale, which went on tap last week, will be sold through the end of March.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bethesda

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Try Heady Topper, allegedly the world’s best beer, tonight in Adams Morgan

Heady Topper, Heady Topper in D.C., Heady Topper D.C., Hill Farmstead, Hill Farmstead D.C.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Free music at the W, the return of Scythian and a tribute to Biggie

The Going Out Guide staff highlights the week’s best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Snow will stop some good times from rolling on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parades in Clarendon and Dupont Circle have been canceled due to ice and snow.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:53 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Mardi Gras, Restaurants, Snow

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Updated: Snow closings and specials for Monday

Wondering which museums are closed and which bars are offering snow-day food and drink specials? We’ve got the list.

By Going Out Guide Staff  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Museums, Restaurants, Snow

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Avast, beer lovers: Heavy Seas Alehouse has docked in Rosslyn

Baltimore beers and a nautical decor liven up the first floor of an Arlington office building.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Bars, Beer, Rosslyn

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Dixieland, Sazeracs and po’ boys: Where to celebrate Mardi Gras like a grown-up

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with po’ boys, good cocktails and live Dixieland bands.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Mardi Gras

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Carnival, karaoke and Rick the Ruler

This week, celebrate the coming of Mardi Gras in Brazilian or New Orleans fashion or perform karaoke for charity.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Where to watch the Oscars with red carpets and cocktails

Sip themed cocktails and enjoy live performances while watching the ceremony.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:44 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Movies, Oscars

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Six things to know about Dram and Grain, the new cocktail lounge below Jack Rose

The reservation-only cocktail lounge,hidden in the basement of Jack Rose raises the bar for cocktails in Adams Morgan.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/20/2014

This thing you should try: cheap beer and bocce at Pinstripes’ late-night happy hour

$3 local craft beers and $4 games of bocce during late-night happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bocce, Georgetown, Pinstripes

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Where to watch the U.S. Olympic hockey game at noon today

Sports bars are jumping on the hockey bandwagon.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Olympics

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Nightlife Agenda: A world of beer, Digital Mystikz and Christylez Bacon

This week’s picks include a slew of beer tastings and tappings, dubstep royalty and a tribute to “Slam.“

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nightlife Agenda, Poetry

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Cheap beer at Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom through Thursday

Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom have knocked the price of a beer to $3 or less this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Brewpubs, Happy Hour

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Where to party until 4 a.m. Sunday night

DJs, whiskey-and-beer pairings and other ways to celebrate on Presidents’ Day weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Presidents Day

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014

B Too begins late-night service Feb. 20

The Belgian kitchen will be open until 1 a.m. on weekends.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Food, Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Snow closings and specials for Thursday

We’re keeping track of what you can and cannot do with your (probable) snow day.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, FYI, Museums, Restaurants, Theaters

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 02/12/2014

The Passenger has its own rye whiskey, thanks to Catoctin Creek

A staff-picked barrel of Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye debuts at the bar later this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:27 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Shaw, Whiskey

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Spend happy hour drinking like Ernest Hemingway

Cocktails featured in Hemingway’s novels sell for $5 during a special event at Bar Pilar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Pizza, beer and late-night jams

Enjoy your week -- and long weekend -- with old-school soul, late-night dance parties and plenty of hoppy beer.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Bell’s Hopslam hits Washington tonight

Where to drink one of the year’s most sought-after beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:15 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Hopslam

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Something for the weekend: retro cocktails at Hank’s on the Hill

Alabama Slammers, Blue Hawaiians and wine coolers you’ll actually want to drink.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Capitol Hill, Cocktails

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Medal-worthy Olympics food and drink specials

Watch the games while enjoying cheap beer and snacks, or explore cuisine from Sochi.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Olympics, Restaurants

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Rhino Bar is hosting a Philip Seymour Hoffman marathon

The Georgetown sports bar remembers the late actor’s on-screen achievements.

By Stephanie Merry  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Movies

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/04/2014

How to become H Street’s Karaoke King or Queen

The annual H Street Karaoke Cup returns for three weeks of good-natured competition.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street NE, Karaoke

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Get a taste of the Brewer’s Art at Petworth Citizen tonight

The Petworth restaurant is putting five of the Brewer’s Art’s Belgian-style ales on tap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Petworth

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Nightlife Agenda: A lunchtime dance party and DC9 s big 1-0

Check out a DJ party that starts at noon, Cowboy Mouth singer Paul Sanchez solo and the kickoff of DC9’s anniversary week.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, DC9, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Monday is Vodka Day at Mari Vanna

Ward off the cold with a free vodka shot after work.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Malort report: Chicago’s favorite awful-tasting shot invades D.C.

Chicago’s shot of choice is showing up on D.C. cocktail menus.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Where to watch the Super Bowl with cheap beer, free food and giant TVs

Everything you need to know about watching Sunday’s game in the D.C. area.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Super Bowl

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014

El Rey launches new happy hour, immediately changes new happy hour

$7 DC Brau becomes $3 Natty Boh in less than 24 hours.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, El Rey, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Ink Lounge and Tattoo Bar want to see your yoga pants in the club

An 18-and-over party at Tattoo includes a $500 “Best Yoga Pant Competition.“

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Nightlife Agenda: State of the Union, Bluejacket tours and Buddy Holly

State of the Union drinking games, release parties for local beers and a tribute to the Day the Music Died.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Where to watch the State of the Union speech

Play bingo, drink like it’s happy hour or take part in a post-speech discussion.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Politics, State of the Union

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Celebrate Burns Night with haggis and Scotch

Toast the birth of Scotland’s national poet.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Burns Night

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Video: Learn to mix mocktails like a pro

Firefly bartender Jon Harris recreates three cocktails without booze.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Mocktails

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Nightlife Agenda: After-hours culture, Oscars trivia and U.S. Royalty

The Going Out Guide staff highlights the week’s best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Updated: Snow day specials and cancellations

Got an entertainment-related closing or promotion? E-mail goingoutguide@washpost.com.

By Going Out Guide staff  |  04:15 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Food

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Bluejacket and head brewer Megan Parisi part ways

The three-month-old Navy Yard brewery is making changes to its collaborative brewing team.

By Tim Carman  |  09:33 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beer, Bars

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Something for the weekend: Flight wine bar opens Saturday

A handsome space springs up on Sixth Street, near Graffiato and Daikaya.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Something for the Weekend

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2014

The perfect seasonal treat? Try s’mores or luxe cocoa

Roasting s’mores on Irish Whiskey’s patio or sample spiked hot cocoa at Hank’s Oyster Bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Hanoi House is set to become a Den of Thieves

Owner Eric Hilton is replacing the Vietnamese restaurant and lounge with a DJ-driven bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:03 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, U Street

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Nightlife Agenda: Hip-hop heroes, tailgating and partying until 4 a.m.

It’s a long weekend, so you can stay out late and party with Talib Kweli, DJ Maseo and local go-go bands,

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Tonight: $1 PBR tallboys at Duffy’s

The pub’s new happy hour isn’t fancy, but it sure is cheap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Burst pipes force area bars to close

Lingering effects of the polar vortex have forced several bars to temporarily shutter.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, polar vortex

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Ri Ra: The illusion of Ireland in Georgetown

The Irish-accented chain moves into Georgetown’s former Mie N Yu space.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar Vortex food and drink specials

Warm up and save money while it’s super cold outside.

By Margaret Ely  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Nightlife Agenda: A week of retro DJs, post-punk and go-go

SpeakEasyDC’s top storytellers take over the 9:30 Club, two popular ‘90s DJs team up at Flash, and a promising go-go band reunites.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Karaoke, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Virginia bars will soon be able to tell you if they offer happy hour

But they won’t be able to tell you what their happy hour specials are.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Not everyone loves Toby Keith’s new Woodbridge bar and grill

The restaurant’s ban on weapons has advocates for the Second Amendment up in arms.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Woodbridge

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Dry 85: Bringing bourbon and beer to downtown Annapolis

Though inspired by Prohibition, it’s more than just a speakeasy theme bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Bars, Brian Bolter, Openings

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Ivy & Coney: A taste of Detroit and Chicago in Shaw

A low-key neighborhood bar in Shaw takes its cues from the Midwest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Shaw

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Fight Club with Elvis, ’80s alt-rock and college football

Celebrate Elvis’ birthday at a bizarre burlesque fight club, cheer on your favorite college football team or dance to retro tunes.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Holiday parties, happy hours and movie nights

Find your festive spirit over a glass of wine, Christmas-themed B movies or soul-stirring live music.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Christmas, holidays, Music

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Remembering Joe Strummer with music and drinks

The Clash singer’s legacy is celebrated on the anniversary of his death.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Fake Holidays, Joe Strummer

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Tonight: Warm drinks, tree trimming and Toys for Tots at the Gibson

Drink winter cocktails on the GIbson’s festively decorated patio while raising money for charity.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, U Street

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 12/19/2013

New Year’s Eve: Where to go when you want to try something new

Check out the parties at some of 2013’s hottest new bars and restaurants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:52 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, Music, New Year's Eve

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Southern Efficiency opens Saturday in Shaw

Derek Brown’s latest project is a Southern diner with a well-curated whiskey selection.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:24 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bourbon, Derek Brown, Restaurants, Shaw, Southern Efficiency

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013

No more Mangoritas: Mango Mike’s to close Sunday

After 18 years, the tropical restaurant will close this weekend.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Stoney’s on L: same food, new atmosphere

The new Stoney’s is open at 2101 L St. NW.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Happy Hour, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Your week in ugly holiday sweaters, from happy hours to a 5K

Love tacky Christmas sweaters? Check out these festive events.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, holidays, Poor Fashion Choices, Ugly Sweaters

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Holiday parties, holiday beers and a tribute to Nelson Mandela

Don’t miss a tribute to Nelson Mandela or the farewell party for Daylight.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Spot the rhino running around D.C. for a chance at $100

Take a photo of Meridian Pint’s rhino on his travels and you could win a $100 gift certificate.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Contests, Meridian Pint, Rhino Hunting

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Free SoberRide taxis home through New Year’s Eve

The SoberRide Program offers up to $30 in cab fares to discourage drinking and driving.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:16 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, Restaurants

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Holiday beers take center stage

Seasonal beer tappings and tastings offer holiday cheer while raising money for local charities.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:05 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, holidays

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Borracho brings heavy tunes and smokin’ beer to the Pinch

The local stoner-metal trio marks the release of its new album and a collaboration with Port City Brewing Company.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Borracho, Music, Port City Brewing Company

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The Ugly Mug wants to reward you for donating to Toys for Tots

Bring unwrapped toys to the Barracks Row bar on Friday and exchange them for free drinks and raffle tickets.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Right Proper Brewing Company will open Dec. 10 in Shaw

The Shaw brewpub is a yeast-centric operation.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw, Thor Cheston

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Celebrate the end of Hanukkah and the end of Prohibition

This week’s highlights include comedy, happy hours and beers to make the end of Hanukkah and vintage cocktails to mark 80 years of the 21st Amendment.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Hanukkah, Nightlife Agenda, Repeal Day

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013

How to spend New Year’s Eve 2013 in the D.C. area

From big bands to DJs, there’s a party out there with your name on it. All you need are tickets.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, holidays, Music, New Year's Eve

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Sixth Engine turns its patio into a Christmas tree lot for charity

The Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant and bar is selling holiday trees to raise money for the D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:18 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Christmas, holidays, Restaurants, holiday_activity

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Try 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle for $20

One of the world’s most sought-after bourbons can be had for a bargain price in Columbia Heights.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:12 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Dogfish Head Alehouse will open at 6 a.m. for your Black Friday needs

The Fairfax bar will welcome bleary-eyed customers on Nov. 29.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Black Friday, Dogfish Head

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013

City Tap House bringing even more craft beer to Chinatown

The Philly restaurant will feature more than 40 beers on draft.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Thanksgiving plans, the Walkmen and Animal Collective’s DJ gig

This week, we’re looking at your Thursday dinner (and after-dinner) plans, Animal Collective’s DJ gig and the Walkmen’s debut at Union Market.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Nightlife Agenda, Thanksgiving

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The Tardis lands on H Street NE

“Doctor Who” celebrates its 50th anniversary tomorrow, and the Queen Vic is hosting a viewing party.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:28 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street NE

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Illinois alums and expats host happy hour for tornado relief tonight

The Illinois State Society, Northwestern University alumni and the D.C. Bears Fans are fundraising at Union Pub.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Capitol Hill, Fundraisers

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Coming up: Flight Wine Bar in Penn Quarter

The 60-seat Penn Quarter retreat is poised to take off in mid-December

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Penn Quarter

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Update: The D.C. Government no longer owns a strip club

The Office of Tax and Revenue seized Stadium Club to settle a debt of more than $100,000.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:25 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Stadium Club

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Owen Thomson joins Cafe Saint-Ex and Bar Pilar

“At heart, I’m more of a bar guy than a restaurant guy,” Thomson says of his move from Range.

By Tom Sietsema  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Boundary Stone tweet tips off ruckus over restaurant minimum wage bill

Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone sparked a debate over a proposed minimum wage bill for tipped employees.

By Tim Carman and Fritz Hahn  |  09:44 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bloomingdale, Restaurants

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Animal Collective taking over U Street Music Hall

Tickets for the 18-and-over dance party are on sale now for $10.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:17 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Animal Collective, Bars, Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Who makes the D.C. area’s best jalape o poppers?

It’s time to give some love to a humble yet delicious bar snack.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bar Food, Bars

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Drink outside at Dacha, Garden District while you still can

Garden District and Dacha Beer Garden are preparing to close for the winter.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:29 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Win prizes and drink cheap beer at Hill Country? Bingo!

Channel your inner retiree and win prizes at Hill Country’s monthly bingo game.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bingo, Hill Country

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with DJs, dancing and unlimited wine

Restaurants and bars are giving away French wine next week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beaujolais Nouveau, Fake Holidays

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Bar star Jeff Faile joins the Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Faile will oversee the cocktail programs at NRG’s properties, including the soon-to-reopen Iron Gate Inn.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/13/2013

This is the Wu-Tang Wednesday cocktail menu

Bartenders at Satellite Room have created a Wu-Tang Clan cocktail menu for Wu-Tang Wednesday.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

This thing you should try: the Impaloca at the Pug

Impala Cantina combines tacos and snack chips at its weekly pop-up.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street, Pop-ups, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Wu-Tang Clan, Terrapin beer and a late-night roller skating jam

Mark the 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut or don your PJs for a late-night roller skating party.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  02:00 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Help pups at the Pug for unlimited suds

All-you-can-drink beer from 8 to 10 p.m. with a $20 donation to the Washington Humane Society.

By Margaret Ely  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

How to get half-price pizza and wine at RedRocks on H Street

Depending on the night, you’ll find half-price pizzas, half-price bottles of wine or all-night happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street NE, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013

This thing you should try: Fuego’s habanero-infused Mala Suerte margarita

The tequila is sharp and peppery on its own, but this has a serious burn to it.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Go-Go legends, Virginia gin and a tribute to Duke Ellington

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Dance to the new M.I.A. album before you can buy it

U Street Music Hall will let you hear “Matangi” through Washington’s best soundsystem tonight.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, U Street Music Hall

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013

So you’re planning to visit Bluejacket this weekend

Here are the beers we’ve liked at Washington’s newest brewery and restaurant, with brief tasting notes.

By Fritz Hahn and Alex Baldinger  |  09:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Bluejacket, Navy Yard

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Five things to know about the new Park View Patio

The new bar takes over the former Blue Banana space.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Park View, Patios

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/29/2013

15 very different ways to spend Halloween night

Party with Drake, rock out to a Black Sabbath cover band or drink local brews -- no costume required.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Halloween, Music

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Celebrate one year of Satellite Room with $1 beers

The bar marks its first birthday tonight with a special happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Love’s liquor license suspended over unpaid taxes

One of Washington’s largest nightclubs cannot serve alcohol until its owners settle two outstanding tax bills.

By Fritz Hahn and Mike DeBonis  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Nightclubs

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Halloween parties, beer festivals and Drake

This week’s picks include a quartet of beer festivals, and a chance to hang out with Drake.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Drake, Halloween, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Kapnos launches happy hour tonight

$5 appetizers and boozy lemonades make this newcomer worth a visit.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Pumpkins, knives and booze: What could possibly go wrong?

Bars provide pumpkins and carving tools at these make-your-own-Jack O’Lantern contests.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Halloween

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Whiskey Women,’ Yardfest, Camp Freddy

This week’s highlights include a book signing and whiskey tasting at Jack Rose and one of Howard University’s Homecoming events.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Sticky Rice slapped with 15-day liquor license suspension

Sticky Rice has been handed a liquor license suspension by the District’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Photos: Eat the Rich opens in Shaw

Sunday night at the new Eat the Rich in Shaw. The restaurant opened it’s doors at 5 p.m. today, but will begin serving brunch next weekend starting at 11:30 a.m.

By Margaret Ely  |  08:39 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Shaw

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Clarendon’s Bracket Room: flirty or dirty?

We take a he-said, she-said approach to the “Bachelorette“-approved bar.

By Fritz Hahn and Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Clarendon

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Get ready to Eat the Rich at Shaw’s new metal-themed oyster bar

Find sustainable seafood and cocktails by the pitcher at the sleek new restaurant.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Tim Carman  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Derek Brown, Openings, Shaw

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Toast the return of normalcy with an abnormally pricey cocktail

The Rye Bar celebrates the end of the shutdown by tapping a barrel of aged Manhattan.

By Alex Baldinger  |  04:32 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Georgetown

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Get Going Out Guide tips from the Washington Post on Foursquare

You might even unlock the Washington Post badge when you check in at certain locations.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Cocktails, FYI, Restaurants

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Meridian Pint taps Great American Beer Festival award-winning beers next Friday

Beers that won medals at the Great American Beer Festival will be featured on tap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Free Sipsmith gin, direct from London, at Jack Rose tonight

Meet the co-founder of the Sipsmith Distillery and try original cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/15/2013

ENO wine bar, opening soon in Georgetown

Georgetown’s newest wine bar will focus on flights and local purveyors.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Bruce Vilanch, the Dismemberment Plan and rare beers

Highlights include D.C.’s best beer festival, a Q&A with Academy Awards head writer Bruce Vilanch, and the return of D.C.’s 1990s indie-rock heroes.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Music

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Local breweries bring home gold at the Great American Beer Festival

Four local breweries won medals at the country’s biggest beer festival -- but tasting the winners might be the hard part.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Locked out of Mari Vanna? Here’s the key thing to know

The Russian restaurant and lounge has begun locking its front door at 6 p.m. nightly, but there are ways to get inside.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 10/10/2013

For Ghibellina’s young owner, success means reconciling two Washingtons

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Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Food

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Your Taste of D.C. primer

A government shutdown (and what looks like a rainy forecast) won’t stop Taste of D.C. this year.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Events, Food

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Try 45 pumpkin beers at Scion and Crios this weekend

Scion and Crios will serve 45 pumpkin beers this weekend for $5 each.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:44 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Dupont Circle, Fall

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, specials

October events and specials that support breast cancer awareness and research.

By Margaret Ely  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Restaurants

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Nightlife Agenda: U Street beer, the Dead and a tribute to Stevie Wonder

This week’s events include Grateful Dead tribute acts at the release of a Dead-inspired beer and an all-night tribute to Steve Wonder.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Get in the Halloween mood with movies, candy and $2 beers at Comet

Comet Ping Pong offers mystery movies and treats every Monday in October

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Halloween, Movies

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Learn about Edgar Allan Poe while sipping creepy cocktails

Cocktail bars are teaming with American University to offer drinks and lectures inspired by Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary of his death.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Capitol City Brewing makes it easy to get to Oktoberfest

Wondering how to get to Shirlington’s Oktoberfest without a designated driver?

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Oktoberfest, Shirlington

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Celebrate Cuba Libre’s birthday with free cava and $3 mojitos

Order dinner and receive free tres leches cake, too.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Penn Quarter

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Have a free drink with Liz Taylor tonight at Dacha

Gaze upon a new mural of the legendary actress in Shaw.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Shaw, Shutdown

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfests, whiskey and the Weeknd

Drink German beer at a pair of outdoor festivals, sip vintage bourbon while learning its history, and see the Weeknd at Constitution Hall.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  09:32 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Happy hour specials: Eat and drink for less during a government shutdown

Local bars offer happy hour discounts to furloughed government workers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Shutdown

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Prost! Piazza brings an Italian version of Oktoberfest to Bethesda

A small beer garden outside Cesco Osteria offers beer, sausages and Italian treats in a pretty setting.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bethesda, Oktoberfest

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Gypsy Sally’s combines Americana music and the Summer of Love

The new Georgetown nightspot includes a 300-person concert venue and a separate bar with a ‘60s theme -- and a full-sized VW bus.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown, Live Music, Openings

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Breaking Bad at the bar: Where to watch the finale in D.C.

A few D.C. area bars are offering drink specials for fans during the series finale.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:51 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Rose’s Luxury prepares for Oct. 2 opening on Barracks Row

The restaurant, from newcomer Aaron Silverman, will welcome diners into a raw, beachy 54-seat space decorated as eccentrically as an antiques shop.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:17 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barracks Row, Bars, Restaurants

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Tonight: Have a cocktail and watch a documentary about bartenders

A one-night-only screening of “Hey Bartender” includes a Q&A with the director and drinks made by some of the film’s participants.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Movies

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Birthday drinks? They’re on the bar!

Four local nightspots are turning a year older this week, and you’re invited to celebrate at parties with open bars and free food.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anniversaries, Bars, Events

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Nightlife Agenda: An all-night party, pumpkin beers and Pete Tong

This week’s picks include a generational battle of the DJs, a pumpkin beer festival and lots of Oktoberfest happenings.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Nightlife Agenda, Oktoberfest

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Prince George’s County is hosting the U.S. Slivovitz Festival

Saturday: Celebrate Eastern European plum brandy with a tasting led by one of the country’s four accredited master slivovitz judges.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Festivals, Slivovitz

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Arr, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day

Celebrate by cruising the seven seas, singing shanties or drinking Piraat beer in costume.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:54 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Doughnuts, Fake Holidays, Talk Like a Pirate Day

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Get ready for Oktoberfest with German happy hours and das Boot

Nothing says Oktoberfest like a liter of beer in a mug or, better yet, a glass boot.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Oktoberfest

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Remixes, tacos and create-your-own craft cocktails

Win a year’s worth of free tacos at Smoke and Barrel, pick your own cocktail ingredients at the Gibson, or hear the Knocks the night before FreeFest.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Events, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013

The Black Squirrel offers a free beer cocktail class for ladies

Learn the basics of making beer-based cocktails, then try creating your own concoction.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Beer

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Eat fast and win free tacos for a year at Smoke and Barrel

Do you have what it takes to win a year of free tacos?

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Food, Tacos

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Gear up for Saturday’s Tour de Breweries

An afternoon bike ride plans to visit several breweries, including the brand-new Atlas Beer Works, before heading to the Bardo Beer Garden for refreshments.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:19 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Oktoberfest starts tonight at Gordon Biersch

The downtown brewpub offers beer, snacks and an oompah band to raise money for DC Central Kitchen.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Oktoberfest, Penn Quarter

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Outdoor karaoke, Mixtape’s anniversary and a go-go love story

Say farewell to Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue with al fresco karaoke, groove to SpeakeasyDC’s go-go love story, or celebrate one of D.C.’s top DJ nights.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Karaoke, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Brian Bolter leaving Fox 5 to concentrate on bourbon (and wine)

Bolter plans to open a cocktail bar in Annapolis, his second establishment.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Bars

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Where to watch tonight’s Redskins-Eagles game

Discount drinks, 50-cent wings, half-price burgers and "Hail to the Redskins" on repeat.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Football, Happy Hour, Redskins

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 09/06/2013

A beer that’s NSFW? Atlas Brew Works taps its third beer tonight

The District's fourth brewery brings all three of its beers to ChurchKey, Smith Commons and the Black Squirrel.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:55 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Local beer meets heavy metal at Port City’s Metal Night

The Alexandria brewery's fourth Metal night features loud music and the debut of Port City Oktoberfest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Breweries, Heavy Metal

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Toast Oktoberfest at Dacha, Shaw’s new beer garden

German beers served in boots at Seventh and Q streets NW.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Oktoberfest, Shaw

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013

White is out after Labor Day, but nobody said anything about tiki cocktails

Here's a guide to feeling like you're at the beach even when you're back at work.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Get ready for sticker shock at Bar Charley

The new bar from the owners of El Chucho, set to open on Sept. 5, will offer tiki drinks and classic cocktails for $8 or less.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  18th Street, Bars, Cocktails, Dupont Circle

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Huddle up with SEC football at Mason Inn in Glover Park

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/28/2013

The Reef is closed for good

The embattled Adams Morgan bar will cease operations immediately, its owner said.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, The Reef

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Hey, ladies: Clarendon’s Bracket Room opens Sept. 5

Time to brush up on your shooter bracketology.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Clarendon

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Adam Bernbach's 2 Birds 1 Stone opens below Doi Moi

The subterranean space includes an approachable cocktail menu and plenty of space to hang out.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Cocktails

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Heavy metal cocktails and punk rock karaoke

A long weekend brings a tribute to Michael Jackson, a day-long blues festival in Rock Creek Park and a party for LGBT rights in Russia.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Karaoke, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda, summer