Washington DC Cocktail News

Thrasher’s Rum Royale on the rooftop of Tiki TNT is fast approaching, coming in June

Thrasher’s Rum Royale finalists to compete in June

Thrasher’s Rum Royale on the rooftop of Tiki TNT, a Polynesian-style waterfront watering hole, is fast approaching. For two decades, Todd Thrasher has been ingrained in the cocktail movement of Washington, DC. Supporting local bartenders, his search for the most creative cocktail talents has led to the upcoming Thrasher’s Rum Royale competition slated for Monday, June 6.

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon brings its 10th Annual Derby Day Celebration + Viewing Party this Saturday, May 7

Jack Rose prepares 10th Annual Derby Day Party + Viewing

Milestone celebration for 148th Kentucky Derby, which airs May 7, is nearly here

Jack Rose Dining Saloon brings its 10th Annual Derby Day Celebration + Viewing Party this Saturday, May 7. The location is an ideal spot to watch the Kentucky Derby. Guests will seek out the Adams Morgan destination to catch the 148th Kentucky Derby, with two ways to enjoy it—on site or to go.

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Washington, DC Cocktail Week, sponsored by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, has returned. Local restaurants will offer this year’s special cocktail pairings

RAMW 2020 DC Cocktail Week in Metro-Washington Region arrives

Food-drink pairings accompanied by virtual events headline this year’s celebration

Washington, DC Cocktail Week, organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), has returned. Local restaurants will offer this year’s special cocktail pairings for indoor and outdoor dining, and also for pickup, delivery, and at select bars and eateries, curbside pickup. More than 75 restaurants and bars have signed up to participate this year.

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Smokecraft Modern Barbecue in Arlington unveiled a new patio that’s open daily. The 38-seat patio is the latest addition to this new barbecue spot in the heart of Clarendon.

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue opens patio, crafts to-go cocktails

New patio seats 38 in socially-distanced manner

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue in Arlington unveiled its new patio, which is open daily and seats 38. It’s the latest addition to the trendy barbecue spot in the heart of Clarendon. The restaurant’s management has been developing a socially-distanced outdoor dining environment suitable for guests to try the award-winning barbecue that’s now locally-available. In addition, there’s a new to-go cocktail program.

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Jane Jane cocktail bar coming to Liz mixed-used development

New cocktail bar to be friendly, ‘inclusive’ hangout

Jane Jane will open at Liz, a mixed-use deveoopment. Photo by Liz. The 30-seat cocktail bar will become an inclusive gathering place for the community.
Jane Jane will open at Liz, a mixed-use deveoopment. Photo by Liz.

A new, welcoming and inclusive cocktail bar.Jane Jane, will open at Liz on 14th Street in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington in the fall. Three hospitality veterans, Jean Paul (J.P.) Sabatier, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield, who are also friends, are set to debut a 30-seat cocktail bar in the historic building that houses the mixed-use development. Identifying as LGBTQ, the owners are comfortable with Liz as the perfect spot for this soon-to-be friendly and inviting neighborhood hangout. Sabatier, a Zagat “30 under 30,” is set to helm the bar and manage the cocktail program.

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