Scott Parker is part of a group of partners who together have built something of a nightlife empire in Arlington.
A-Town Bar and Grill, Don Tito and Barley Mac have all been hits along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. And now Scott and his partners are getting ready to open (in the next couple of weeks) The G.O.A.T., a new sports bar right across from the Clarendon Metro station in the former Hard Times Cafe space.
Scott has helped to build this empire based on Sunday Fundays and happy hour drink specials all while having a somewhat unique personal background for a bar impresario: ...
Need a ride to meet your friends at a bar this weekend? Budweiser and Lyft want to hook you up, thanks to a new program offering $20 worth of free round-trip Lyft rides every weekend for the rest of the year. The deal, offered in nine states and the D.C. area as part of the […]
After a year of pop-ups featuring Christmas sweaters, cherry-blossom petals and the Iron Throne, Drink Company’s trio of ever-changing bars on Seventh Street in Shaw is taking a decidedly darker turn. P.U.B. Dread, which will be open for the entire month of October, features rooms transformed into a haunted forest out of a creepy slasher […]
For Jill Tyler, the co-owner and service director of Tail Up Goat, the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands was intensely personal and all too familiar. In the summer of 1989, Tyler’s family moved to St. Thomas, where her parents live. Not long afterward, Hurricane Hugo hit the islands. “Our roof peeled away […]
When the Lost Lady opens tonight, its owners will attempt something that’s particularly difficult to pull off in the bar world: creating a new space that feels instantly comfortable and lived-in. It’s a tall order — but if anyone can do it, we’d bank on owners Robert Ceraso and …
If you love beer, bratwursts and accordions, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Munich’s Oktoberfest begins Saturday, and bars and beer gardens across the Washington region will join in the famous celebration by tapping traditional beers and hosting German bands and dancers over the next few weeks. Admission is free to all events below, […]
Don’t let the name Wilson Hardware fool you. The new Clarendon storefront might make you think paint cans and garden tools, but inside the 7,000 square-foot space, you’ll find five separate dining and lounge areas, including a rooftop bar. The venture, which opened last week, comes from Jad Bouchebel, a partner in U Street’s the Prospect […]
You can drink and do a lot of things in Philly: sit outside, bowl, play board games, throw axes. And now, you can party while playing ping pong — because the Philly outpost of Spin, the New York-based, Susan Sarandon-founded bar and table tennis establishment, opens this Friday, September 15th. Spin — “the original ping…
Nightlife empire-builders Eric and Ian Hilton know the power of a prime rooftop bar between their popular decks at Marvin and the Brixton. Soon, they’ll open their most towering venue yet: Crimson View, a 12th-story bar atop Chinatown’s newly-opened Pod DC hotel. The 138-seat indoor/outdoor space opens to the public on Friday, with surrounding views […]
On Saturday night, undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial-arts champion Conor McGregor face off in what The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore described as “perhaps the richest and most outlandish boxing match in recent history.” If you want to take in the spectacle, these bars are showing the fight. Barcode: Going out with a […]
Hudson Malone is a haven in midtown. In a land of loud, overcrowded bars, it provides a classic bar atmosphere with a personal touch. You can go there to have a beer and recover from the day, and count on the fact that owner Doug Quinn will remember your …
Restaurateur Jeff Black isn’t known for closing restaurants. The Texas-born chef has opened eight ventures around Washington over the past two decades, ranging from finer-dining BlackSalt and its seafood market to neighborhood fixtures like Republic, and 14th Street hotspots Pearl Dive/Black Jack. The only shutter: Addie’s, the first. The 18 year-old Rockville eatery closed in 2013 […]
People love izakayas for obvious reasons: They’re casual, fun places to drink, like taverns, but with better food than mozzarella sticks microwaved for not long enough. What’s not to like about Japanese fried chicken and good beer delivered sans sermon? John McCarthy likes them as much as the next guy. …
Acoustik Garden(early September) 1515 Atlantic Ave., at Albany Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant
The bar of summer was Diamond Reef; this fall brings another indoor-outdoor spot a few blocks east on Atlantic. Acoustik Garden, from event coordinator and former bartender Heather-Sky McField, will have live music — jazz, R&B, neo-soul, …
Things that only happen at bars in Washington: Wonks gathering at 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday to down cocktails while watching James B. Comey testify before a Senate committee. State of the Union drinking games complete with Jell-O shots. And now we can add “You’re Fired!” happy hours to the list. After word spread that President […]
Clarendon restaurant Don Tito will host a viewing lunch and happy hour on Monday, August 21 for the solar eclipse.
The watering hole at 3165 Wilson Blvd will begin the festivities at noon, with the eclipse viewing expected to begin at approximately 1:21 p.m. The eclipse is anticipated to be at its maximum around 2:47 p.m., and the viewing and the eclipse itself will wrap us around 4 p.m.
To mark the occasion, the first total eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in decades, Don Tito will offer what it described as “eclipse-inspired refreshments” and taco specials.
Cans: They’re not just for beer anymore. An increasing number of wineries have seen great potential in packaging their wine in aluminum cans, and consumers are drinking it up. Last year, canned wine sales totaled $14.5 million, a substantial increase from $6.4 million in 2015, according to Nielsen reports. Because of its portable nature, canned vino is […]
When Anxo opened its Brightwood Park cidery and tasting room in May, the major appeal was the promise of the traditional ciders being produced in-house. Anxo has made ciders at its original location, in Truxton Circle, but they were a mere drop compared to the new 1,000-gallon fermenters in Brightwood Park. On Saturday, Anxo will tap the […]
The most common complaint about Washington’s restaurant scene is the rising price of food and drink. Seven-dollar local craft beers and $12 cocktails have become the norm at some bars, which is why it can feel great to go out for happy hour and pay for your beers with change you found in the bottom of your […]
It’s not hard to find a drink in New York City, but it can be hard to find a bar that’s fun to spend time in. For the absolute best cocktails New York picked a place with a relaxed vibe, a huge menu, and helpful bartenders who are happy to …
When you look at Artechouse’s cocktail menu through your phone, words and images might leap off the page and swirl around. The exhibition around you could be visible inside your drink. It might even look like someone else is taking a sip. That’s the plan for the interactive art space’s upcoming augmented reality cocktail experience, […]
Westlight, on the 22nd floor of the William Vale hotel in Williamsburg, boasts 360-degree views of Manhattan, Queens, and portions of Brooklyn. Plus, the food and drinks (overseen by Andrew Carmellini) are fantastic, and a reservation system manages crowds. Watch Grub Street’s Sierra Tishgart explain why it’s New …
August is traditionally a slow time for the restaurant and bar scene. Beer, on the other hand, takes center stage this month, thanks to the ninth-annual DC Beer Week, which runs from Aug. 20-27. (It moved to September last year, but that was apparently a one-time experiment.) DC Beer Week isn’t the only thing on […]
August is when the summer doldrums truly settle over D.C.: heat, humidity, a desire to get out of town. In short: There’s no better time to go on a city-wide tiki-themed treasure hunt. Tiki Trail D.C. is the brainchild of Brian Nixon, the bar manager at Truxton Inn. Since August is traditionally “a slow time […]
As Washington basks in yet another heat wave, you’re probably wishing we could fast-forward through August and get right to fall. Three bars are trying to get you to feel like it’s already the holiday season. The Black Squirrel’s annual Christmas in July celebration, running throughout the month, features unseasonal draft selections, including Great Lakes […]