Entries by On Tap staff

Recap: DC Burger Battle

With summer nearing its end, I can’t think of a better send-off then the DC Burger Battle on August 24. At the Hill Country Backyard Barbecue space at the National Building Museum, nine restaurants gathered with tents, grills and a tremendous amount of meat to compete for the title of “Best Burger.” The grand finale […]

Music Picks: September 2017

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Japanese Breakfast Described as “experimental pop,” this sound started as Michelle Zauner’s side project, but has since grown into a nationally touring act all on its own. According to Zauner, the name is a juxtaposition of Asian exoticism and American culture, but the subject matter of the music crosses the cultural lines […]

Local Entrepreneur Brings Dance to World Stage

Like many young professionals, Megan Taylor Morrison arrived in the DC area for work. “The job was amazing,” Morrison said. “But ultimately, I knew I was destined to start my own company.” Two years in, Megan quit and began earning money as a life coach and dance instructor at Joy of Motion, where she still […]

Behind the Bar: August 2017

Whether it’s a humid day under the clouds or a blindingly bright one beneath the sun, the heat has been seemingly inescapable this summer. We went behind the bar at three local spots to cool off with slushies, frappes, frozen cocktails and other refreshing treats. Drew Hairston General Manager, Bar Pilar On Tap: Which is […]

Music Picks: August 2017

By Trent Johnson and Nicolas Rodrigo SATURDAY, AUGUST 5  The Iris Bell The first time I heard The Iris Bell, they were featured on a compilation titled the Ancestors of Rap, which is sort of a misleading title because it makes you think you’re going to hear folk versions of old rap songs about drug […]

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Breathe Easy Bash

Several DC area professionals get the chance to celebrate their hard work and fundraising skills at the annual Breathe Easy Bash, hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) on September 14 in downtown DC. The event is the culmination of a 16-week program called Finest, teaching local professionals fundraising and networking skills. After raising money […]

2017 Outdoor Dining Guide

Welcome to On Tap’s 2017 Outdoor Dining Guide, a collection of great places to eat, drink and enjoy a great summer day or night. Cheers, and see you outside! Washington, DC 801 Restaurant and Bar 801 Restaurant and Bar is located in the heart of Shaw and boasts a rooftop bar that overlooks the bustling […]

Behind the Bar: July 2017

In a city full of coworking options, we picked some of our favorite spots to grab coffee, a cocktail or a little bit of both while collaborating or working independently. Trust us – every now and then, a spiked coffee can boost your creativity. Aaron Herencia Bartender and Floor Manager, The Coupe On Tap: How […]

Music Picks: July 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 7 Ruben Studdard For all those American Idol fans who have been missing the show’s first male winner, Ruben Studdard heeded your calls. Fourteen years later, he is still at it, bringing R&B, pop and gospel full circle, album after album. With a score of hits as well as an appearance on The […]