Gosh, it’s mid-June already! So much fun to be had this week, but everyone is asking, where are you watching the World Cup?
Head to Teddy & The Bully Bar for your Monday after-work happy hour. The restaurant is serving up plenty of refreshing summer drinks, including 26-day aged barrell cocktails, unique classics on tap, and golden era cocktails with a modern twist. Plus, the patio is perfectly shaded, and the new summer menu is fabulous, too, if you decide to stay for dinner. 1200 19th St NW, Washington, DC.
Jose Andres and his friends are putting on a culinary tour of Penn Quarter restaurants Tuesday evening to benefit World Central Kitchen. The Dine N Dash is a stroll between 10 of the top dining destinations, including Del Campo, Jaleo, Oyamel, SEI and others. Tickets are $99 and $249 for the VIP pass, which includes pedicabs and an after party with Jose himself. Get tickets here.
Washington’s top newsbabes are getting together Wednesday night for their annual bash to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer causes. Join the ladies, including Natasha Barrett (WJLA7/ABC), Anita Brikman (WUSA9/CBS), Rebecca Cooper (WJLA7/ABC), Laura Evans (WTTG/FOX5), Lesli Foster (WUSA9/CBS), and Angie Goff (WRC/NBC4) to raise awareness and funds for Survivors Offering Support. Enjoy an evening of specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats. Tickets are $75; get them here. The Powerhouse, 3255 Grace Street NW.
The World Cup kicks off today! That’s reason enough to skip out of work a tad early and watch the 4 p.m. game at one of these great options:
The Brixton offers the chance to watch the games like you’re in an English pub (minus the rowdy fights, hopefully). The restaurant will show every match, every day, and offer happy hour pricing on food and drinks. Plus, they’re serving Brazilian fare throughout the tournament. 901 U Street NW.
Commissary, which is my favorite local spot to watch a game, is going to be showing all the games on its huge projector screen. Can’t beat that! Plus, they’re also offering drink specials from open to close, some where you can even take the cup home with you, and they’ll be serving up international bar snacks and tapas.
Copperwood Tavern is the perfect option for you Virginia lovers. The restaurant and bar is whipping up festival cocktails and flavored moonshine in anticipation of the games. Plus, a special Red White and Blue cocktail will be available when USA plays. Copperwood Tavern is located in the heart of Shirlington Village at 4021 Campbell Avenue, VA 22206.
El Ray is showing select the games from its beer garden enclosed in shipping containers. Plus, they have some pretty incredible specials depending on which game is playing. Everyone gets happy hour pricing, and if you’re wearing the apparel of a playing team, you get even more perks and discounts. Check their social feeds for game listings. 919 U Street NW.
ENO Wine Bar is offering a “Group of Death” wine flight for $20 during every game. The wines will be from Germany, Portugal, and the US, and Ghana will be represented with a complimentary gourmet chocolate made from the country’s cocoa beans. 2810 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC.
Patty Boom Boom, the Jamaican-influenced dancehall and patty carryout spot on U Street, is hosting every match, every day during the World Cup. During each game, get 50 percent offf the patties, chin chin, and pitchers of Rum Punch. Plus, plenty of other specials depending on which team is playing. 1359 U Street NW.
The W Hotel is having a Brazilian bash from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring Brazilian bites, drink specials, and interactive games. The party starts with authentic Carnival dancers and a live DJ set will start right after the game. It’s free and open to the public, guests are asked to RSVP to WDC@brandlinkdcrsvp.com.
The Pig is launching a Farm Tasting Menu every Friday and Saturday night, featuring fresh produce from the EatWell Natural Farm. For a $35 dinner (not bad!), you’ll get an amuse, three savory courses, and a dessert. The menu will change weekly, depending on what’s fresh. Beer and wine pairings are also available. This Friday and Saturday, the menu highlights include a first course of arugula, pickled choi, smoked loin, moody blue cheese, buttermilk, a third course of hot link pork sausage, vidalia onions, carrot and rabe slaw, and hickory BBQ, with a grape leaf and rice pudding dessert. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, DC.
Feeling creative? Want to make new friends? Need a space to cook and creative? Here comes the Gathering Project. The Gathering Project is a creative retreat, designed to create a safe place for story-tellers, picture-takers, cocktail makers, bread bakers, and people like us, who find a deep fulfillment in creating something lovely for others to share. This month, the organization is hosting a Saturday day-long event themed around hosting a summer dinner party with cooking, baking, crafting and creating during three workshops: The Art of Making Really Good Bread: Olive Oil Dough; Decorative Dinnerware; Making Healthy Signature Summer Fruit Crumble. The event is all day, from 1-7 p.m., and includes three workshops, a gourmet dinner, giveaways, and gifts for each guest. Tickets can be purchased online. 1-7 p.m. The Loft, 600 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Get an early start on the weekend with VIDA Fitness. The gym is offering three original classes on its Penthouse Pool roofdeck on U Street. There’s Summer Sunrise, offering energizing sun salutations and backbends; Skyline Ride, an interval-based spin class; or VIDA Splash “Just Add Water and Shake,” which is a low-impact aquatic exercise known as the Zumba Pool Party. Get all the details and schedule here.