Entries by On Tap staff

6 Craft Cocktails for Summer

Now that the weather is finally warming up, handcrafted cocktails are trending hard. Whereas cold summer drinks once followed strict formulas that were only ever modified (e.g., blackberry and Meyer lemon gin and tonic) but not improved upon now mixologists in metro areas across the country are creating hand-crafted libations that are unlike anything you […]

What’s Happening in the Riverfront

DC Duck Race Saturday, April 30 Rubber ducky you’re the one! The DC Rotary Club is hosting an inaugural duck race to raise funds for the Rotary Club and community organizations. Sponsor a duck and you can race it on a closed course on the Anacostia river.  There will be prizes for the speediest ducks, […]

Sounds of Summer at Yards Park 2016

The summer comes alive at Yards Park on Friday nights. Blankets are spread, picnics unpacked and the crowd settles in for a great night of live music on the waterfront. Each season’s lineup brings a diverse mix of music ranging from classic Motown (Jimi Smooth) to roots Americana (19th Street Band.) The concerts are free […]

Fun Facts All About Baseball

1. Approximately 21 million hotdogs are purchased annually at baseball games. If placed end-to-end, they’d round the bases 29,691 times. 2. Have no fear, the chances are only 300,000 to one that you’ll get hit by a baseball and injured at an MLB game. 3. If a curveball was thrown on Mars, it’d become a […]

10 Fun Facts about DC’s Cherry Blossoms & Annual Festival

1. The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki to Washington, DC. 2. The average lifespan of a cherry blossom tree is only 20 to 30 years, but nearly 100 of the original trees from 1912 still thrive at the Tidal Basin due to the […]

Best St. Paddy’s Events 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 Beat the Clock! St. Pat’s Party NW, DC. Beat the clock this St. Pat’s and enjoy early specials FROM 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., plus $2 green beer and $3 Guinness. From 1 to 3 p.m., enjoy $3 green beer and $4 Guinness. And from 3 to 5 p.m., grab some $4 […]

Craft a BIG Adventure

Spring is almost here and it’s time to elevate your sense of adventure. Canned beer has become the darling of the craft beer industry and for good reason – beer stays fresher in cans, cans recycle easily and when you’re ready to head outdoors, they are more portable than bottles. Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s basecamp, […]

Local Bars Pick Their March Madness Brackets

CHOI Bracket Room What local teams are in your bracket?  Tech, UVA, UMD and GWU Who do you think will go all the way?  Kentucky Name your final four teams.  Kentucky, Ohio State, Duke and UVA What smaller school(s) in the area do you think might get in?  GWU  What makes the March Madness viewing experience […]

Spring Rec Leagues

Work hard, play hard is a way of life in the DMV.  The area’s sport and social leagues are a great way to blow off some steam, meet new people and try a new sport. Each spring and fall, On Tap reaches out to see what these fun-loving groups have to offer, and the range […]

The Washington Capitals Talk Valentine’s Day

Players told On Tap their best gifts ever received, the best give to give and their favorite Valentine’s Day memories. #77 T.J. Oshie On Valentine’s Day & Best Gift I proposed in early February and married my wife on February 5th. So that’s our special day/Valentine’s.  Valentine’s Day these days is more for our little […]