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This Week: D.C. Nov 27-Dec 3

Need a vacation from your vacation? Ya, us too. Eating, entertaining, and traveling can take a lot out of you. Well, welcome back to the District, at least until you get ready for Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years/whatever you celebrate. These in-between weeks can make you want to just wish them to fly by and fast forward to the good stuff. Word of advice? Live in the now because the fun never stops with the Bitches.


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Winter is upon us, and while all those warm winter delights are important, there’s something special about holiday/winter inspired cocktails. Whether it’s a Moscow mule from Republic Restoratives or a Sunnyside Spritz from District Distilling Co., we’re using our Passport Program booklet to get 2 for 1 drinks at some of our favorite bars, breweries, and distilleries.  Yes, that’s right—your favorite passport to summer has launched a winter booklet. This passport requires no awkward mug shot, but does require a sophisticated palate for D.C.’s most liberating libations—the booklets are $20 and allow you to get two-for-one-drinks across town.

TO ENTER: Like us on Instagram, and comment on this post, tagging your favorite drinking buddy and a bar you’d like to visit. We’ll draw a winner at the end of the week. 

We already know your Monday routine consists of a significant amount of procrastination and online shopping. Today is the day that it’s actually justifiable considering it’s Cyber Monday. Check out our gift guide to get the season of giving started at a discounted rate. Shop some of our faves listed, here.

Another random food holiday has snuck up on us and has given us an excuse to indulge. Celebrate national French toast day with some of the best French toast in D.C. There are few comfort foods that hit the sweet spot of childhood goodness and gourmet dining, but French toast is definitely one of them (especially with a side of bacon). Check out our guide to D.C’s best French toast, here.

The Georgetown pop-up, Trunk and Drawer is set to reveal a sleepover-inspired bash where guests can slumber-party the night away in their PJs and shop while they sip. Cocktail Specialist Lukas B. Smith and team will be clad in silk robes and sleepwear and will be pairing boxer briefs with beverages featuring Cotton & Reed’s signature Allspice Dram. Cotton & Reed’s resident roller girl, “Camilla the Hun,” will skate by sporting sleepwear while weaving through the distillery on wheels. Midnight snacks will be available for those who have worked up an appetite. The party goes from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. at Cotton & Reed Distillery. 1330 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania 6 has new and creative additions to its bar menu. You can enjoy cocktails like the Belgian Mule, infused cocktails, spicy tequila creations, and some cocktails featuring homemade fig jam. We are all about embracing flavor and creativity on our most thirsty day of the week. 1350 Eye St. N.W., Washington D.C.

Grit in the District brings forth a discussion all ya’ll are not going to want to miss. Join them for a panel discussion on women’s entrepreneurship in D.C. from 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m. Moderated by Elise Crawford, this event will have many prestigious women joining the chat to talk about what it means to be a pioneer in today’s industries. Should you choose to attend, the founders of Jrink, Combining Cotton, Argent, BUREAU, and our very own Cori Sue will be there. You can RSVP by emailing 1921 8th St. N.W., Unit 115 Washington, D.C.

If you’re one of the savvy artists or art appreciators of D.C., you will love Via Umbria‘s paint and sip class. Claudia and Federico Ribigini, master ceramicists from the Geribi studio in Deruta, Italy will lead you through a painting class paired with prosecco. Besides having a great time, you are guaranteed to learn a thing or two about painting and ceramics. Kick back and relax as you create your own masterpiece. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Brief Assembly  is a co-retail pop-up concept shop operating at Washington, D.C.’s Union Market District this holiday season. Brief Assembly is a fully operational storefront where select makers, designers and independent brands from across the U.S. are selling their wares, lead by D.C-based, female designers Mallory Shelter Jewelry and Matine Studio. They’ll be at Union Market until Dec. 23rd, so you should definitely check them out over the weekend before the holidays arrive. 1287 4th Street NE, Washington D.C.

Brunch at Hank’s Pasta, sister to Hank’s Oyster Bar, is a must this Saturday. Just in case you were unsuccessful on Black Friday AND Cyber Monday, Alexandria is the perfect place to grab a lovely brunch, go for a stroll, and then get your shop on – without all the chaos of being in the District! As you can probably tell from its name, Hank’s has amazing pasta, but they have other delicious brunch items like eggs and polenta. Check out our review, here. 600 Montgomery St, Alexandria, VA

The one and only Nellie’s Sports Bar is hosting drag brunch, as per usual, and it’s definitely how you’re going want to spend your first Sunday this December. What could be better than hanging out in D.C.’s prime social scene with awesome food and lively entertainment? Maybe the fact that your first mimosa or bloody is always free? Yes, that’s it. 900 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch is partnered with Passport Program and Via Umbria. While we wrote this post independently, we do receive compensation from these companies.

Dannah Strauss

Dannah is our toughest critic. With a food and drink background, this Bitch brings her sophisticated opinion to the D.C. dining scene. Dannah is our D.C. editor and has all the restaurant intel. She's always game to try something new, but when it comes to brunch, she's looking for the classics done in an exceptional manner. French toast over pancakes, and bloodys over mimosas, always.

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