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The Absolute Best Places to Drink Cider in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Press apples and you get sweet cider. Add yeast, and you’ll make marvelously complex hard cider, an elegant beverage undergoing a ground-up renaissance with farmers and producers working together to create elegant, place-based ferments that rival anything derived from a grapevine. Consider it a return to form for a country …

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Snow day food and drink specials that are worth leaving the house for

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The snow has fallen, school is out, and everyone is figuring out what to do. Naturally, there are food and drink specials rolling in for those of you able and willing to get out of the house. Arroz: Happy hour from 3 to 9 p.m. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Bluejacket: Half-price cask beers; $4 Bluejacket classics (Forbidden Planet, Lost […]

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The 10 Best Bars That Opened in 2017

Source: Washingtonian Food

Whether you prefer funky ciders or pina coladas, it’s been been a solid year for drinking in DC. Here are our favorite new wine bars, beer halls, and cocktail dens. Get Our Weekend Newsletter The best DC news, delivered straight to your inbox. Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to […]

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Where to find free New Year’s Eve parties in the D.C. area

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. It also can be one of the worst: sky-high ticket prices, long lines at coat checks, endless waits for drinks at an “open” bar, and so on. Even neighborhood spots that regularly feature bands or DJs with no cover charge will demand […]

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8 new bars to check out around Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Blink and you may miss the flurry of bars opening across Washington. As the temperature drops, these newcomers in particular have something to offer, whether it’s a cozy cabin setting or warm French fare. Jackie Lee’s Relaxed, low-key and run by a team of Red Derby vets, Jackie Lee’s is our favorite come-as-you-are spot right now. Located up […]

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Where to eat, drink and hear live music on Christmas Day

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The holidays are hard. Don’t make them any harder by stressing over a laborious homemade Christmas meal or feeling like you have to entertain your guests after doing the dishes. Take them out instead.  These destinations are open for business on Dec. 25 with dinner, drinks or live music — giving you one less thing to […]

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Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike

Source: ARLnow

Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike
Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike
Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike
Marble and Rye to Close at Year’s End on Columbia Pike

A wood fire kitchen and whiskey bar on Columbia Pike will close at the end of the year, staff confirmed.

Marble and Rye at 2501 Columbia Pike will close on December 31. A staff member said it will shutter after Sunday brunch that day. Staff in the restaurant declined to comment on a reason for the closure.

It opened in late 2015 at the Penrose Square property, replacing RedRocks Neapolitan Bistro.

The menu features pasta, pizza and seafood dishes as well as sandwiches and burgers. It has more than 150 different whiskeys and whiskey-based cocktails, in addition to its wine ...

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The Line Hotel — with restaurants by chefs Spike Gjerde and Erik Bruner-Yang — is opening Jan. 1

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Since April 2016, D.C. food lovers have been eagerly awaiting the Line Hotel, which promises new restaurants from prominent chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and Spike Gjerde, and cocktails from mixologist Todd Thrasher. But the original “early 2017″ opening for the Adams Morgan hotel came and went, followed by projected dates of “summer,” “fall,” and finally “winter […]

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The Brooklyn Heights Social Club Combines Cocktails With Stunning City Views

Source: Grub Street NY

Restaurateur Matt Abramcyk (Beatrice Inn, Tribeca’s Smith & Mills) was seeking to partner with a hotel when an opportunity presented itself: Food and beverage operations at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in February. His partnership with Eddie Bilowich (1 Oak) includes the stunning tenth-floor lounge and rooftop bar, …

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A Stormtrooper checks your ID at this new ‘Star Wars’-themed pop-up bar

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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 […]

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Atlanta’s favorite over-the-top holiday bar, Miracle, is back and even bigger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

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 ...

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Mister Days in Clarendon Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Source: ARLnow


Mister Days in Clarendon Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mister Days in Clarendon Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mister Days in Clarendon Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Mister Days in Clarendon Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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 ...

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What beats the usual happy hour? Bars with skee-ball, arcade and virtual reality games.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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 […]

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12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 13-17

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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 […]

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Skate right up to the bar at the Watergate Hotel’s new rooftop ice rink

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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 […]

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Free Bar Snacks, From Humble to Haute

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Great Happy Hours That Can Double as Dinner

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Best Bar Food: Burgers, Sandwiches, and More

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Best Bar Food: Skewers, Finger Foods, and More

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Best Bar Food: Fries, Fritters, and Crispy Bites

Source: Washingtonian Food

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. […]

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Best Bar Food: Dips and Spreads

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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5 Bar Brunches That Will Kill Your Hangover

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Tater Tot Sundaes and Other Ways Bars Get You to Drink More

Source: Washingtonian Food

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 […]

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Where to eat and drink near the Capital One Arena

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

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 […]

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