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This Week in D.C.: March 14-20

I can’t believe the weather we’ve been having in D.C.! The groundhog was definitely right this year–I hope. Enjoy the weather and check out all of the fun events happening around the District this week. Get excited for rooftops, concerts, and St. Patrick’s Day fun.


Happy Pi Day! Pi Pizzeria is rolling out some great deals for today only. When you buy one large pizza, you can get a second pizza for just $3.14. There is $3.14 Schlafly Pi Common and 4 Hands PiPA available as well. Check out all the details here. 910 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Royal is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early with Irish whiskey and green-tinged cocktails from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cocktails will feature green ingredients such as Green Chartreuse, absinthe, kiwi, charred tomatillos, and Granny Smith apples. There will also be Irish coffee snow cones and green punch as well. 501 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The Washington Women in Jazz Festival presents the 6th annual festival March 12th-20th. The festival includes the Young Artist Showcase at THEARC, free jam sessions, concerts with guest artists, and jazz history lessons from Howard University jazz voice professor Jessica Boykin-Settles. Some performances require tickets, but others are free to the public. Find more information here


It’s almost ‘bracket’ time for college basketball fans and Jack Rose Dining Saloon is celebrating March Madness with “Courtside Happy Hours” throughout the tournament from March 15th through April 4th. Jack Rose will air the games on the heated rooftop terrace and feature special deals. There will be $5 pints, $7 punch, and $9 whiskey specials and half-priced bites. 2007 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

The Sheppard is reopening today for a limited time only. Mixologist David Strauss will create cocktail concoctions including martinis, Manhattans, Old Fashions, smashes, traditional sours, highballs, and a rotating selection of custom cocktails. The Sheppard opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 2 a.m. 1337 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Take a trip to Silver Spring and spend the afternoon at the Great Shoals Tasting Room. Be prepared for a rustic and farm-like experience; the tasting room is actually located on a farm, inside of a marketplace. It’s adorable, trust me. The tasting room offers local wine and hard cider tastings, full bottles for purchase, and cheese and chocolate plates. Purchase the Groupon and get a wine and cider tasting for two, a cheese or chocolate plate to share, and two take-home wine glasses for just $25. Great Shoals is open from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. everyday, but has varying hours on Sundays. 14526 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD.


Do you need help building your wardrobe, but you don’t know where to start? Well, look no further! The Jefferson is hosting a MM.LaFleur pop-up from March 16-20. Your new wardrobe awaits you with the help of a personal stylist. Just fill out a brief survey upon arrival and the stylists will prepare hand-selected items for you to try on in a private hotel suite. The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Oh, did I mention that complimentary wine and prosecco will be served? Reserve your spot here. 1200 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Check out the killer rooftop at Bar Deco tonight. During happy hour you can order $5 rail drinks and wine, $4 Bud Lite drafts, $6 rosé spritzers, and $8 seasonal cocktails. For nibbles, Bar Deco offers $6 plates of fried cheese curds, guacamole and chips, and fried pickle chips. There are also some great options for $10 such as wings or nachos. Plant yourself on the roof and enjoy this amazing weather. Find the deals here. 717 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to Central for a special St. Patrick’s Day menu and indulge in an unique French and Irish fusion experience. There will be corned beef and cabbage “pot-au-feu” for $33, pistachio Napoleon O’Bonaparte for $11, and Irish coffee for $11 as well. These specials will be served at lunch and dinner. The full regular menu will be available as well. Try the goat cheese Caesar salad for $15, bacon cheeseburger for $20, or pearl pasta risotto for $22.50. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The Bullpen proudly kicks off the 2016 Miller Lite Summer Concert Series tonight in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live music featuring The Pietasters with an opening set from Warden. Admission is free, and entertainment begins at 5 p.m. Find more information here. 1201 Half St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Attend a performance by The Capitol Steps tonight and get ready for a comical and political night. Their tag line claims that, “They put the mock in democracy” which should make for an interesting night. Tickets cost around $36. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Check out Macon Bistro tonight as Beverage Director AJ Johnson will debut six new cocktails incorporating Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Try the Bijou which is made with Edinburgh Gin, Green Chartreuse and orange bitters or try the Smoke Me Out made with Fidencio Mezcal, Pig’s Nose blended scotch whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, and barrel-aged bitters. Cocktails are priced at $14 each and are available until March 20th. 5520 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Test your wine skills and knowledge at the Washington Wine Academy. Learn the basics as you taste two reds and two whites paired with a cheese and cracker board. The one-hour class is a great way to learn what the difference is between different types of wine and impress your friends at happy hour. Class begins at 8:15 p.m. and costs only $15. 1201 South Eads, Arlington, VA.


Spend your afternoon in Navy Yard and enjoy the park, restaurants, and sights. Bluejacket offers three free brewery tours on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. The experience entails a full tour of the brewery and concludes at the Arsenal’s bar with a complimentary tasting of a Bluejacket brew. Only fifteen people can go at each time, so I recommend getting there early to make sure you can secure a spot. There are also other tours and tastings available for purchase, find them here. 300 Tingey St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy the best cupcakes that Georgetown has to offer and go on a walking tour to try them all. Get ready for tastings from Thomas Sweet, Georgetown Cupcakes, and more. Make sure to dress comfortably because it is a walking tour. The tour takes place from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tickets are $50. Make sure to go hungry! 3051 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Celebrate National Macaron Day with our favorite treats from Olivia Macaron! Indulge in seasonal flavors like Cherry Blossom and Green Tea, or stick to the signature selections, like Salted Caramel (our favorite). Of course, we always encourage sampling more than one, especially on National Macaron Day. Olivia Macaron 3222 M Street NW Washington DC. 

Enjoy the weather and head to El Rey for a tasty Mexican brunch. The roof retracts so you can enjoy the sun and the fickle D.C. weather. Try any one of the delicious cocktails and bountiful breakfast burritos. Read the Bitches review here. 919 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Make your Sunday even happier and stop by Logan Tavern for a great weekend happy hour. Try the $5 glasses of wine, $7 rail drinks, $5.75 pints of beer, and much more. Taste some of the bites that are all under $12 such as buffalo wings, truffle fries, or spinach salad. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sundays at the bar, communal table, and patio. 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Eatwell DC, Olivia Macaron, and Central. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the 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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