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This Week in DC: May 1-7

Save the Date for a Bloody Good Time! The Bitches are judging this year’s Bloody Mary Fest on May 7th at the Blind Whino. Enjoy three hours of unlimited sips of D.C.’s 10 most delicious and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in the area. Tickets also include a bagel bar, cheese station, temp tattoos, live music and more. Follow us on Twitter @Btcheswhobrunch for a special BWB ticket giveaway this week.


Grab happy hour at B Too tonight! The restaurant has a new, early happy hour deal: half-priced small plates, draft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails from 2:30-6:30 p.m. every weekday! We love their brunch and the famous Doffle, a Belgian doughnut waffle. So, ditch work early and head to 14th Street for carbs and cocktails. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Join the Mexican Cultural Institute from 5:30-9 p.m. as they celebrate Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle’s debut in D.C. Their  patented combination of music, art, food, and mezcal combine for an experience like no other. Your ticket gets you tastes from more than 12 brands, bites, cocktail sips from local restaurants, great music, and fun. Plus, luminaries from across the mezcal world will offer fantastic insights into what you’re tasting as part of our informal chats program. 2829 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Celebrate Irish culture with authentic dance, food and music. Purchase a special ticket to gain access to the pre-game festival, where you’ll sample food and drink from local Irish bars and restaurants. 1500 S Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

CHAW is partnering with Dacha Beer Garden for one of their Cause Tuesday events to kick off Paint Bucket 2017–an annual campaign to raise funds for our tuition assistance program. Dacha will be opening its doors to supporters to help CHAW kick off the Paint Bucket Campaign. For a $20 bracelet, participants get access to an extended happy hour (4-8 p.m.)—at one of the best beer gardens in the city. On May 2, all proceeds from bracelet sales will be donated to CHAW’s Paint Bucket Campaign, and there will be opportunities to win great prizes. 1600 7th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to dinner the night at Lavagna for a great cause. Every Wednesday, the charming Barracks Row 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. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Spend the night at D.C.’s Premier Women Empowerment Fashion Show–Strong Women in Fashion at Via Umbria. Sip champagne and enjoy hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, while supporting women from all backgrounds. The Strong Women in Fashion event will showcase the latest spring trends with new arrivals from Signature Dresses and LiLi The First. This event is hosted by female business owners uniting together to empower more women in the workforce by donating proceeds, including ticket sales, to Suited for Change. The models include local D.C. fashion and lifestyle bloggers who have created an incredible community of women supporting other women. Join them for an evening of fashion, fun, and women’s empowerment. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Are you ready to fiesta?! Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Mezcalero is starting early, with $5 margaritas and $3.50 Mexican beers beginning at 11 a.m. and going all day. Mezcalero will serve lunch as usual until 2:30 p.m. and then kick off additional Cinco de Mayo festivities on their patio at 3 p.m. Mexican street foods like tortas, quesadillas, enchiladas and the restaurant’s lauded tacos de canastas will be available for $5 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. There’s also a build-your-own-taco bar until midnight. From 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. guests can enjoy $3 tequila shots and $4 Mezcal shots. A DJ will spin from 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. and once the build-your-own taco bar closes, the kitchen will open offering Mezcalero’s entire taco menu until 2 a.m. 3714 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Up in Bethesda, City Perch Kitchen + Bar is celebrating with a one day only dinner and drink menu. Try its shrimp tacos with red morita chile, avocado, creme fraiche, onion, and cilantro, served with guacamole and house tortilla chips for just $15. Wash it down with the Bandera Flight, which features shots of tequila, sangrita and lime juice for $13. Read our review of the brunch menu, here. 11830 Grand Park Ave, N Bethesda, MD

Over on U Street, Hawthorne is celebrating like there’s no manana! Enjoy $5-$10 specials on drinks and food. All four floors will be open and DJ Dimmy will be dropping the hottest beats on the dance floor. There is no cover charge or tickets. 1336 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Meanwhile, in Logan Circle, Commissary will celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Frozen Palomas (aka Fro-Lomas) and Spicy Margaritas will be available for $5. A la carte food options will be available such as authentic Carne Asada, Crispy Chicken Tinga Taquitos and Beer Braised Port Carnitas Tacos. 1443 P St. NW, Washington, D.C.

 Cyclone Anaya’s is throwing a massive Cinco de Mayo fiesta. This Tex-Mex restaurant is celebrating with DJs, giveaways, promotions, and of course, their famous jumbo margaritas! 2911 District Ave., Fairfax VA

Celebrate the fiesta of the year with Drink the District today and tomorrow. Get ready to don a sombrero and shake your maracas while you party with friends, great food, mariachis, DJ Julian Rivera, plus cold cervezas and margaritas galore. Enjoy Loteria games for awesome prizes, carnival games, and lots of other fun surprises in store! Say no to a siesta, it’s time to fiesta! 200 M St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


After brunch, clear your schedule so you can experience Broccoli City Fest. With an awesome lineup of music (Solange! Rae Sremmurd!) and food (Bareburger! The Big Cheese!) you know it’s going to be a great time. The gates open at 12 p.m. Get your tickets now here. 2730 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat mussels for just $35 at Mussel Bar! The event lasts from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. See what we thought about their brunch here. Make reservations to ensure you get a seat for the big event. 800 North Glebe Road, VA



Make today all about brunch! Here are some favorites that are Bitch-approved and waiting for you: Doi Moi, Lavagna, Pennsylvania 6, Blue Duck, and Hazel.

The Bitches are judging this year’s Bloody Mary Fest! Enjoy three hours of unlimited sips of D.C.’s ten most delicious and innovative Bloody Marys, made by the finest restaurants and bars in the area. Tickets also include a bagel bar, cheese station, temp tattoos, live music and more. Check out our recap from last year’s event. 700 Delaware Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C.

End your week on a healthy note and head to MADabolic Arlington in Clarendon! This high-intensity workout in the heart of Clarendon is perfect for the busy Bitch on the go who needs an efficient and kick ass workout before brunch or happy hour. We love these Virginia brunch spots: Fyve, Ambar, Mussel Bar, Palette 22, and Cheesetique. Try out any of the morning classes before you hit brunch hard. Take advantage of their amazing $10 for ten consecutive days of class deal for new members only. It’s perfect to kick your body into hyper drive before a big event or bikini season. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Drink one down with your hound! Looking to socialize, enjoy great drink specials, and show off your four legged friend? Look no further. Bring your pup to American Ice Company with Pints & Puppies. A portion of the proceeds will go toward local charities supporting dog rescue. 917 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWellDC, Lavagna, Cyclone Anaya’s, MADabolic, City Perch and Via Umbria. 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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