Celebrating Independent Tastes
Even though it feels more like monsoon season than summer proper these days, the Fourth of July is, in fact, here in all its star spangled glory. As the nation’s capital, D.C. has a fair amount of fanfare scheduled to commemorate the start of our country. Whereas in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve political bands, sometimes it also becomes necessary for that people to party. Here is a heads up on some 4th happenings that promise to increase your enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness/fabulous. Go America!
Red White and Boom
Hosting a backyard barbeque, scouting out a spot for the fireworks — all these logistics can add on unwanted element of stress to your high American holiday. Thankfully, the owners of George and Mason Inn have taken care of all 4th planning for you with the ready made Red White and Boom party at the Kastles Stadium on the Wharf. Play bocce and cornhole while listening to the Morrison Brothers Band and Rude Nudies. $65 will get you unlimited drinks from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Kastles Stadium bleachers also afford a nice view of the Mall fireworks.
AmeriCAN Drinkdependence Day
If the sloppy punmanship (now, that’s how you do it) doesn’t draw you in, the $3 Flying Dog cans from 3-7 p.m. with every drink coming with a gratis Flying Dog kooize has to at least pique your interest. Jack Rose Saloon, the Adams Morgan whiskey bar, hosts this patriotic celebration of craft beer. Rooftop deck makes for open air experience with a probable? fireworks view. The rooftop grill will be serving specials all day.
July 4th Brunch at Rock and Roll Hotel
Get your 4th off to a strong start at this H street establishment. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $13 gets you bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. A soulful menu of chicken and waffle combinations is available if you feel the need to eat. At 8 p.m., DJs Autorock and Metaphysical will start slinging beats for your benefit and at no cover charge. Tallboy PBRs, hipster lifeblood, will be $3 all night long.
Whatever you end up doing, hope your 4th is loud, bright and safe! Have Fun!
Richard is a freelance writer who enjoys building a healthy appetite with long runs around the city. When not logging the miles, he can be spotted training the palate at brunches, happy hours and food trucks.