Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Reminder: The Brixton and El Chucho open this weekend


The El Diablo (left) and the Blue Hawaiian are among the new cocktails you can sip tonight on the roof of El Chucho in Columbia Heights.
I realize some people are trying to find ways to avoid being outside at the moment, but two long-awaited bars are opening this weekend — and both offer rooftop decks.

At 9th and U streets NW, the Brixton is a three-level British-style pub with a masculine hunting lodge vibe on the second floor and two bars on the expansive rooftop deck. (Check out our pre-opening photos.) It’s set to open at 11 a.m. Sunday with eight beers on draft, including Wells Bombardier and Bellhaven Twisted Thistle IPA, poured in either 20-ounch British pints ($8) or smaller 10-ounce half-pint glasses ($4). Fifteen beers are in bottles ($6-$10), and there’s a short cocktail list with a Pimm’s Cup ($10) and white wine spritzer ($9) as well as original drinks.

Meanwhile, up in Columbia Heights, the much smaller El Chucho is bringing tacos and margaritas to 11th Street today. (The exact time is up in the air, so called before heading over.) Run by the team behind Jackie’s and Sidebar, the focus is on non-traditional Mexican street food and delicious margaritas, both regular and frozen. Our blog post on El Chucho has photos of the rooftop deck and more details on the menu and drinks.

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