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This Week in DC: August 22

It’s the last week of August and there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the District! Don’t let the last days of summer slip away from you–here’s your calendar for the week. Whether you like food, drinks, movies, or parties–we’ve got you covered!


Take the day for yourself and call in sick from work in order to enjoy Commissary’s Bottomless Mondays. All-you-can-drink mimosas or Bloody Marys for just $15 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You can’t beat that! Topped off with yummy brunch and a popular patio and you have yourself the best “sick day” ever. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Bethesda and enjoy the first day of Silver’s new weekly specials! Today through Labor Day, they’re offering shrimp with Louisiana style risotto, market fish with Harissa mint glaze, and flat iron steak with a coffee rub and chipotle demi glaze. Get there early and enjoy the new $5 happy hour–everything from drinks to small plates is only $5 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Don’t forget to order a boozy milkshake! 7150 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.



For an all-American four course meal featuring D.C.’s best breweries, head to Belga Café for the Belga Beer Dinner on their summer rooftop. They’re partnering with local D.C. breweries–3 Stars, DC Brau, Atlas, Hellbender, and Right Proper–for a delicious four course meal with some quality brews to accompany each bite. Bring your friends, an empty stomach and your best beer game! Call (202) 544-0100 for reservations. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Spend date night with DC Harvest on H Street. Enjoy two cocktails, two entrees, and one dessert for $50. Start the night off with any one of the tasty cocktails such as the Betty White or Swampoodle Sour. Try the new entrée options–scallops or vegan pasta. Finish off with the coconut macaroon cake or the two new dessert options as well. Take a look at their Instagram for pictures of the delicious food and daily deals. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.



Head to dinner the night at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row Italian spot donates 10 percent of proceeds go towards a charity as part of its Dine Out for Charity night. Go for happy hour from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and order $4 beers, $7 cocktails, and 25 percent off glasses of wine. Order any of the fresh pastas, bruschetta, charcuterie and cheese, or delicious entrees. No need to feel guilty for indulging because you’re helping a great cause! So, go ahead—get that second or third glass of wine. You deserve it. The wine of the month, the Damilano “Lecinquevigne” Barolo rated at 90 points, is being offered at 20% off of the regular price of $91 all of August. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Party like you’re in Sweden! The Daybreakers are invading the Swedish Embassy to showcase the best that Scandinavia has to offer. The event will take place alongside an exhibit highlighting the life and career of legendary Swedish ballet choreographer and director Mats Ek and they’re bringing in a Swedish DJ to set the mood. Come ready for a party! Get tickets here. 2900 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join JBC Events and Caseo for L’Apéro at their latest pop-up location, Fig & Olive D.C! Enjoy Mediterranean fare and signature cocktail specials until 8 p.m. on their gorgeous patio! L’Apéro is equal parts happy hour and weekend warm-up, a musical trip through some of the best scenes and sounds around. The party begins at 6 p.m. 934 Palmer Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


End the week with beer and tacos. Visit Art and Soul and the Liaison Capitol Hill DC are throwing a taco extravaganza hosted by Executive Chef Douglas Alexander (who’ll be manning the grill) and DC Brau at the rooftop pool and lounge . Guests can also bring their bathing suits if they want to take a dip between bites. For $20, you can get any combination of three tacos, access to an unlimited toppings bar, and a DC Brau. More bites and sips are available for purchase. Get your tickets here. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Wine, beer, music, games: what else do you need on a Friday after a long week at work? Nothing! Pub in the Park will open at 5 p.m. before each movie night this Summer! From 5 p.m. until show time, enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer outside ($5 per drink). The movie begins at 8:15 p.m. This week’s selection is The Notebook. Bring your tissues. 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA.


Enjoy the World’s Largest Crab Feast! This is the 7th annual feast, a Maryland tradition at The National Harbor! The festival is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza complete with more than 60,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts and crafts, live music, and family-friendly fun. Buy your tickets here. 165 Waterfront St., Fort Washington, MD.

The Soca Wine Fest is for everyone; so gather your friends and prepare yourselves to have a great time! Enjoy live music, lots of wine, and souvenirs. Tickets are $25. Rockville, MD.

Diner En Blanc D.C is back! The location is a secret so we won’t know until night-of, but you can find us lighting up sparklers and hitting the dance floor. Tickets are sold out, but you can sign up for the wait list next year. Read our interview with co-founder Sandy Safi and pack your picnic with these tips.


Treat yourself to brunch and head to MINTWOOD Place, Lavagna, Central, The Jefferson, Floriana, or Iron Gate.

The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents. Enjoy this 7th annual celebration of all things homegrown: food, music, art, entertainment, and educational workshops for everyone! Learn more about the event here. 1005 First St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

SiP on a drink and take a DiP in the pool at the Liaison on The Hill. Grab your favorite floatie and take your Sunday back. Chill at a cabana while listening to great music from some of D.C.’s most talented. The event is from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Eatwell DC, Silver, Lavagna,  and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those companies. 


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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