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This Week in DC: December 19-25

For those of you lucky enough to spend the holidays in Washington, we have plenty of activities for you and your loved ones! Whether you enjoy bottomless latkes, work outs, Italian fare, or performances at The Kennedy Center–we’ve got something for everyone! Happy Holidays, everyone!


Commissary’s third annual Latkepalooza is tonight from 6-8 p.m! It’s an all-you-can-eat latke and fried doughnut bar extravaganza! Tickets are $22 per person, and include bottomless access to a traditional, sweet potato, and zucchini latkes as well as the doughnuts, and can be purchased online or at the door. There is also a $38 ticket option (online advance purchase only – not available at the door), which includes two drinks from a selection of holiday specialty cocktails or house wine and draft beer. Drinks can also be ordered a la carte. Ten percent of proceeds from this event will benefit the Jewish Food Experience. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Head to the Mosaic District for authentic and delicious Mexican fare. We love Cyclone Anaya’s margaritas and solid happy hour deals. Find everything from apple cider margaritas to mango pineapple fusion mojitos! Stay for dinner on Mondays or Tuesdays and enjoy half-off bottles of wine as well. 2911 District Ave. Fairfax, VA.


Spend the night on Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–for half-priced wine night! Every Tuesday and Sunday night you can enjoy your Italian fare with a delicious bottle of wine for half the price. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.



Spend the night at our favorite theater, Studio Theatre, in Logan Circle. Tonight’s performance is Straight White Men at 8 p.m. The story follows three brothers and their father at Christmastime. When one brother seems to buckle under the pressures of achievement, it becomes clear that these men are wrestling with something larger than each other. Read our review here. Purchase your tickets here. 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Photo credit: Bruch Reed, Avery Clark, and Michael Tisdale in Straight White Men. Photo: Teresa Wood.

“A seasonal celebration at Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen,
Bright copper kettles (with Moscow Mules in them),
Browned khachapuri and locally made wares,
Our Holiday Market is full of seasonal flair!”

Spend the night at Compass Rose’s Bar & Kitchen for The Holiday Market. It’s going to be a day full of food, drinks, D.C. makers, and holiday cheer. Compass Rose is suggesting a donation of $5 for entrance to the event, which benefits Martha’s Table. The kitchen is preparing special dishes for the day inspired by European holiday markets, but will be closed for dinner that night. The event is from noon until 9 p.m.



Get sweaty at SweatBox! Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. It’s your last week to take on their challenge of ten classes between November 1 and December 31 and win a free ten pack of classes for January–then indulge in holiday festivities guilt-free! New to SweatBox? You’re in luck! The first class is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Holiday party season means a long list of hostess gifts. Fret not, we have the perfect treat for you to bring to anyone’s home or office! We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We’re so excited for the new holiday flavors–candy cane, dark chocolate, eggnog, and gingerbread. (Pro-tip: the dark chocolate is the BEST! We are dying for this to become a year-long staple.) Pick up a limited edition holiday box of these kosher treats for anyone special in your life. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and  Montgomery Mall are sure to be convenient for any busy holiday shopper. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

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Throw on your ugliest sweater and head to Republic for holiday music, a Polaroid photo booth, and drink specials. Republic will serve boozy eggnog, a family recipe from Danny Wells that’s been passed down for generations, $1 oysters, $4 mini beers, $7 wines by the glass and rail cocktails. The party starts at 10 p.m. 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD


Happy Hanukkah, Bitches!

What better a night to head to Miracle on 7th Street? It’s returning even bigger and better than last year, which transformed the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill into an over-the-top pop-up Christmas bar. Miracle on 7th Street takes over Mockingbird Hill in addition to adjoining bars, Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency for triple the holiday fun (including an ode to Stranger Things!). 1843 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

It’s the perfect night to head to The Yards for the most kissable location in Washington, with an eight-part holiday mistletoe installation. The larger than life custom designs include a java inspired mistletoe archway, a tower built from letters to Santa, an ice cream sundae sculpture complete with a cherry on top, a human-sized holiday themed dog house, all featuring mistletoe. Throughout the month of December, visitors can enter to win gift cards to neighborhood restaurants by posting to social media using the hashtag #DeckTheYards. 301 Water Street S.E., Washington, D.C.


Merry Christmas, Bitches!

The National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. (gates open at 3:25) today on the Ellipse. Festivities at the lighting ceremony include musical performances and hot latkes and donuts. This year’s celebration will feature the U.S. Air Force Band. Admission is free but tickets are required for reserved seats. White House Ellipse.

Spend the night watching Into the Woods at The Kennedy Center. This witty and wildly theatrical re-invention of Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical classic is staged like you’ve never seen it before. Purchase tickets here for the 8 p.m. show. 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, Studio Theatre, Cyclone Anaya’s, and SweatBox. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these 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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