Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly rundown of everything we’re looking forward to tasting, seeing and doing in the weeks ahead. It could be sipping drinks at a hot cocktail bar, checking out an exhibit at a local museum or browsing the racks at a new boutique. The only constant is that we won’t steer you wrong.
Emerging from hibernation The surest sign that it’s almost time to leave behind your winter doldrums? The March 1 reopening of Garden District. The 14th Street beer garden opens at noon, ready to serve some of Washington’s best barbecue and giant mugs of German beer. If that’s not enough, March 4 marks the seasonal return of Cantina Marina, left, the wonderfully scruffy bar on the Southwest Waterfront. It can get chilly when March breezes blow in off the Washington Channel, but that’s a small price to pay for a drink in the sun. Buy Photo
Garden District, 1801 14th St. NW (Metro: U Street). www.gardendistrictdc.com. Cantina Marina, 600 Water St. SW (Metro: Waterfront). 202-554-8396. www.cantinamarina.com. Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post