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This Week in DC: June 27 – July 3

Somehow it’s the last week of June. There’s lots to do in our fair city this week, so pencil in these fab summer events and make it count! 


The Royal is celebrating one year in LeDroit Park with a day of festivities, specials and free icy treats to show its appreciation to the loyal customers, neighbors and community which has supported its first year in business. They’ll be giving away free cold brew ice pops all day as well as all-day happy hour from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. There will be $5 house rosé and draft beers, $2 Rolling Rock ponies, $7 classic cocktails, and $7 wines by the glass.


Kick off the week on a relaxing note and detox before all the brunching and boozing commences this weekend. Logan 14 offers an amazing deal during the week, with their 30-minute express services including massages, facials, and blow outs. I’ve been eyeing the Outer Peace facial and the Reflexology massage. So stop in on your lunch break between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for 30 minutes of bliss. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Head to Belga Cafe for a fabulous and authentic Belgian experience. Enjoy Belgian beer, Bloody Mary gazpacho, shrimp tempura, duck breast, and mint chocolate ice cream. The meal costs $59 plus tax and tip. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 202.544.0100 for reservations. 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

Head to Commissary for a one-night fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds will go to the victims and families of the Orlando massacre as well as sane Gun Control Advocacy. Your ticket includes: Open bar, passed Hors d’Oeuvres, full buffet dining, and desserts. Food from all Eatwell Restaurants; Logan Tavern, Grillfish, The Pig, and Commissary will be featured. Additionally, there will be a raffle, live auction, and featured speakers. Tickets are $50-$100. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend date night with DC Harvest on H Street. Enjoy two cocktails, two entrees, and one dessert for $50. Start the night off with any one of the tasty cocktails such as the Betty White or Swampoodle Sour. Try the new entrée options–scallops or vegan pasta. Finish off with the coconut macaroon cake or the two new dessert options as well. Take a look at their Instagram for pictures of the delicious food and daily deals. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a festive and elegant evening entirely dedicated to the only authentic champagne from France. Lounge and dance at the Nuit Du Champagne party and walk the gold carpet. Tickets are $70 and include two glasses of champagne. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 806 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Rosé on the Roof is back! Join Young Winos of DC at Roofers Union tonight for rooftop sips and bites. This edition’s themem will be a war of the rosés–between Spain and France. A flight of 4 rosés is priced at $12. Choose your favorite and share a bottle at half price! Count us in. 2446 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Join JBC Events and Caseo for L’Apéro tonight at the new pop-up location, Fig & Olive D.C! Enjoy Mediterranean fare, signature cocktails and their patio. L’Apéro is equal parts happy hour and weekend warm-up, a musical trip through some of the best scenes and sounds around. The event is from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. There is no cover charge. 934 Palmer Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Sunset Fitness in the Park–the outdoor weekly fitness classes every Wednesday in Georgetown. The series will feature free classes led by instructors from Georgetown fitness studios. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Be sure to visit the Georgetown BID for a full schedule and sign up sheets. 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Chef Victor of Commissary has prepared an exclusive one-time summer vegetable tasting menu featuring produce from the EatWell Natural Farm. This very special tasting event will feature a curated wine tasting and 8 course veggie-centric meal. The only tasting of its kind in D.C.! Call 202-299-0018 to make a reservation or go to Tickets are $60 or $40 without wine. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night at Pinstripes and get in a game or bowling or bocce before dinner or with drinks. Bowling and bocce are $8 and $5 per hour per person, respectively. Sip on some craft cocktails such as the Margarita Italiano or an Old Fashion. Try some happy hour bites for $5-$7 such as flatbreads, calamari, or stuffed mushrooms. See our review of the spring menu here. 1064 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


The National Air and Space Museum is celebrating 40 years this summer, and in honor of this milestone, the museum is staying open all night on Friday, July 1. While the artifacts don’t literally come to life once the Sun goes down, “All Night at the Museum” presents a new way to enjoy the collection, with music, tours, and activities for all ages.

The event will also include a 21-and-over reception with discussions from special guests and cocktails. Independence Ave. at 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Head to Jazz in the Garden on the National Mall at the Sculpture Garden after work tonight. Tonight’s lineup is Chaise Lounge from 5 to 8:30 p.m. You know how we feel about the overcrowded venue and overpriced sangria at Jazz in the Garden–but it is a rite of passage in D.C. and you’ve got to go to a few shows. We recommend getting there early and packing your own picnic to avoid the lines and prices at the café. 6th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Before brunch, sweat it out at the north end of Shaw for Fitness Saturdays. Spend the first Saturday of every month this summer sweating in Shaw at 11 a.m. Registration is required.

Guests and locals alike are invited to the Rosewood‘s newly opened Rooftop Bar & Lounge to relax and recharge during an hour-long, revitalizing vinyasa-based flow session led by Jessica Sandhu, a seasoned Georgetown yoga instructor, at 8 a.m. Head to brunch downstairs when you’re done for a fancy-pants treat.1050 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Treat yourself to brunch and head to MINTWOOD Place, Lavagna, Central, The Jefferson, Floriana, or Iron Gate.


Start eating your way through our Best Brunches in D.C. list! See which one of your friends can get to the most Bitch-approved spots before the end of the summer.


Summer is here–so spend the day on a rooftop at a fabulous party! A new summer series, DNV Rooftop, will host special roasts on select Sunday evenings this season. Today’s food theme is pig. Ticket holders will enjoy the rooftop pool, music by DJ J-$crilla, unlimited food, and beautiful sunsets over Thomas Circle Park. Tickets are only $40. The event is from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. 1155 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Let’s celebrate the night in all white! Start your Fourth of July weekend with JBC at the Fourth Annual Pre-Independence Day party at SAX. White, blue, and red clothes are expected. Tickets start at $15. The event begins at 9 p.m. 734 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with  Eatwell DC, Logan 14, Pinstripes, and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from those 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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