I’ve never had a Stormtrooper check my ID before I could enter a bar — and you probably haven’t either, unless you’ve hung out in Mos Eisley. But that was the case on opening night at D.C.’s Dark Side Bar, a new “Star Wars”-inspired pop-up that also opened locations in Lower Manhattan and inside Hollywood’s historic […]
GimletPhoto by Melissa Hom Bad SantaPhoto by Melissa Hom Need a little “Ho-Ho-Ho” in your life? Big Citizen’s Eric Simpkins and Darren Carr, the team behind the Lawrence and Bon Ton, are bringing the New York City-based holiday pop-up Miracle to Atlanta for the second year. Held November 24 through December 24, Miracle is a cocktail bar with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday-themed drinks, and small plates. “There are certain holidays like Halloween and Christmas when there’s not much for adults without children,” Simpkins says. “Miracle was created for adults to enjoy the holidays.” In 2016, the original Atlanta location Miracle ...
A mainstay of the Clarendon bar and restaurant scene celebrates a significant milestone Friday, as Mister Days (3100 Clarendon Blvd) marks its 40th anniversary.
It first opened in an alleyway off Dupont Circle on November 21, 1977 serving prime rib, ham sandwiches, a soup and a salad. And in the years that followed, including a move to 18th Street NW between L and M Streets NW before opening in Arlington in 2000, it gained a strong following.
The bar has served famous guests like movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Washington Redskins greats like Sonny Jurgensen and John Riggins, and ...
How do you take happy hour up a level? Try blasting a few virtual-reality zombies to bits before grabbing a cocktail. Here are our favorite spots for pinball, arcade games and beers, including newcomers Augment Arcade and Bar Elena. Augment Arcade Flash is one of D.C.’s best dance clubs, but if you visit the Shaw nightspot on […]
Monday, Nov. 13 ‘Meet the Press’ Film Festival at Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema: “Meet the Press” and the American Film Institute present this inaugural film festival featuring 16 short political documentaries organized by themes such as the opioid epidemic, life after prison and immigration. Among the films: “Knife Skills,” about a Cleveland restaurant staffed by […]
The Washington area has impressive outdoor ice skating rinks. But no facility in the region can match the views from the temporary rink atop the Watergate Hotel. Opening Nov. 16, the rink lets skaters enjoy sweeping views along the Potomac River, from the Air Force Memorial to the spires of Georgetown University, in addition to feeling […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, foie gras waffles, and beer cheese, click here. Goldfish Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle, 202-462-4265; Capitol Hill, 202-733-1971; Old Town, 703-739-4265; the Wharf, 202-817-3055. Spiced Popcorn Copperwood Tavern 4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington, 703-552-8010; 20465 Exchange St., Ashburn, 703-724-4006. Mixed Olives Pizzeria […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, foie gras waffles, and beer cheese, click here. There’s a happy hour for every occasion. If You Feel Like Dressing Up . . . Head to: Jacques’ Brasserie 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls; 703-759-3800 The deal: The brasserie below L’Auberge Chez François isn’t […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, ham croquetas, and beer cheese, click here. Ham-and-Cheese Sliders Tiki drinks can get complicated, but the sliders at island-inflected Archipelago (1201 U St., NW; 202-627-0794) are as simple as it gets: ham, Gruyère, and cheddar melted on toasted King’s Hawaiian rolls slathered with […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get beer cheese, ham croquetas, and foie gras waffles, click here. Wings Jack Rose Dining Saloon (2007 18th St., NW; 202-588-7388) boasts wall-to-wall whiskey, so it’s no surprise that brown liquor makes its way into the kitchen’s smoked wings. Old Crow bourbon is reduced to […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, foie gras waffles, and beer cheese, click here. 1. Lobster Rangoon at Tilt Side Bar (1612 14th St., NW). 2. Crab-and-corn fritters at Hummingbird (220 S. Union St., Alexandria). 3. Chili-cheese fries at Ivy & Coney (1537 Seventh St., NW). 4. […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, ham croquetas, and foie gras waffles, click here. Guacamole Grilling the avocados is the cool trick behind the guac at La Puerta Verde (2001 Fenwick St., NE; 202-290-1875). They’re then smashed with lime, diced tomato, cilantro, and red onion and finished with a […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get lobster quesadillas, ham croquetas, and foie gras waffles, click here. Fried-chicken pancakes and other reasons to grab brunch at a bar. Anxo Cidery & Pintxos Bar 300 Florida Ave., NW; 202-986-3795 Bar brunches can be rowdy affairs, but the scene at this Spanish-influenced […]
To see the rest of our Bar Snacks package, including where to get beer cheese, ham croquetas, and foie gras waffles, click here. Traditionally, bars served free salty nuts so that customers would order more booze. Are there other tricks restaurants pull when it comes to drinking-friendly foods? We asked Bill Williamson, the chef at Logan […]
Fans heading to a game or concert at the Capital One Arena have dozens of options for eating and drinking in the area. Whether you’re feeling peckish before a game, or looking for a place to celebrate afterward, here are a few of our favorite spots. Jump to: Dinner | Happy hour | Cocktail and wine bars Dinner […]
Karma has finally come for New York’s wildly outdated Cabaret Law: The bizarre, almost century-old regulation that makes it illegal to dance in more than 99 percent of the city’s bars is expected to get yanked tomorrow when City Council votes on a bill to repeal it. …
For the first time since the 1950s, Guinness has its own brewery in the United States, and fresh beer begins flowing from the taps this weekend in Baltimore County. Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House was announced with much fanfare back in January, promising a “Guinness visitor experience” with a full-scale production brewery, a taproom modeled […]
Chris Jakubowski talks about his ramen cocktail as if it were the most obvious concoction ever made. “Scotch always works well with spice,” said Jakubowski, the head bartender at Nocturne, a new bar hidden beneath the Sugar Shack doughnut shop in Shaw. “So it fits right in there.” For the rest of us, the idea […]
Imagine the scolding you’d get if you stepped into the Rothko Room at the Phillips Collection with a teetering gin martini, or if you stood before Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci at the National Gallery of Art while cracking open a PBR. Works of art and booze don’t typically go hand in hand, but at these […]
October is National Pizza Month, but the Pabst Brewing Company wants you to forget “contemporary, elevated pizza parlors” and artisan margherita pies. Instead, they’re looking back to those college days when you didn’t need anything more than a frozen pizza and a six-pack of PBR. Through the end of October, Pabst is hosting the “District of Pabst […]
Halloween is around the corner, which means weekends full of bar crawls and costume contests. After awhile, though, both prospects sound as exciting as a party packed with people dressed as David S. Pumpkins. There’s far more seasonal fun out there: Here are 10 Halloween events that actually sound like something worth going to. Espookio […]
Update: Several of the restaurant openings at the Wharf have been delayed. For decades, Southwest Washington has looked like a beige and barren place. Other than its famous fish market, stalwart theater and happy hours at Cantina Marina, that part of the city has rarely buzzed with life. Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage […]
Everyone wants to meet for drinks on a rooftop deck in summer, but brutal heat and humidity can cause even the most ardent margarita fans to give up and seek air conditioning. Now that we’re into fall, the crisp weather encourages lingering outdoors. Here are two recent additions to the D.C. rooftop bar scene you should […]
On the floor of Dio, a just-opened wine bar on H Street NE, there’s a description of champagne that sounds more like a Tinder profile: “28. Veuve. Runs a tight house. Enjoys effervescence and riddles.” It’s one of many playful touches that owner Stacey Khoury-Diaz incorporated to lighten the stuffy mood that often surrounds wine. (You’ll […]
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: ...