As far as food and drink holidays are concerned, National Rosé Day (June 8) is up there with the likes of National Burger Day (May 22) and National Ice Cream Day (July 21). After all, it’s a celebration of a wine that found its resurgence thanks to its millennial pink hue and Instagram diners (including yours truly).
The District has fully leaned into the rosé fad, with several pop-up bars and established eateries adding the crisp and refreshing beverage to their menu. Of course, you can celebrate the day by simply popping a bottle of your favorite kind (may the Bitches recommend Whispering Angel?), or you can read on to see what restaurants and events around the city will be celebrating the day that’s honestly important enough to be a federal holiday.
Visit the Rosé Garden at Whaley’s
Whaley’s rosé garden is a chic, totally Instagram-worthy spot in the heart of The Yard’s Park. The wine will undoubtedly be flowing and you can also order delicious bites specially designed by Chef Daniel Perron. From the moment you step in, it feels like a whimsical wonderland of a place fit for an all-day garden party. However, keep in mind it only seats up 30 people and they do not take reservations. Read our brunch review of Whaley’s here.
Whaley’s, 301 Water St, SE, Washington, D.C., (202) 484-8800
Celebrate with your fellow enthusiasts at a Rosé All Day party.
1942 Restaurant & Lounge is calling on all rosé drinkers to spend your Sunday evening with them and partake in a soirée sipping what we believe will be an array of the pale-colored elixir. From 4-9 p.m., rock out to DJ Shindig with food and hookah to your heart’s content. You have to RSVP, but it’s free!
1942 Restaurant and Lounge, 1942 9th St NW, Washington D.C., (202) 422-9030
Trade in the Bloody Mary’s for bottomless rosé during brunch at Tyber Creek
These days, restaurants are moving away from the traditional mimosa and Bloody brunch beverages, opting for margaritas, sangria and in Tyber Creek’s case, rosé. The Bloomingdales-Based bistro offers a bottomless rosé option with brunch, which is honestly the answer to our prayers. If the wine hasn’t already sold you, perhaps the cast-iron cinnamon rolls and creamy polenta might help. Read what the Bitches had to say about brunch here.
Tyber Creek, 84 T. St. NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 827-3664
The Graham Georgetown Rooftop is the perfect place to sample frosé for the first time.
The Graham just reopened for the summer and as far as rooftops go, this is one of our favorites. Overstuffed chairs overlooking the Washington sunset set the perfect scenery for a cozy date night or an upscale shindig with friends. On the menu is frosé, which is a blend of frozen wine with added fruit. While you’re there, you might as well try their selection of seafood. The Bitches recently had brunch at The Alex speakeasy, also located inside The Graham. Read what we had to say here.
The Graham, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 337-0900
Have some rosé sangria at Vinoteca.
There’s a reason why Vinoteca has such a positive reputation around D.C. The food is crazy good, the drinks are creative, and you can play bocce in their outdoor bar. As you manage to understand the rules of the game, you might as well enjoy a glass of their rosé sangria, which is a blend of Rosado de Garnacha, Rock Town vodka, and fresh fruits. Check out our brunch review here.
Vinoteca, 1940 11th St NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 332-9463