GWAR PUB is coming to DC thanks to the super fans at Drink Company. Derek Brown is leading the charge to bring one of his favorite musical acts to the brand’s viral pop-up bar experience, aka PUB. Beginning Thursday, September 6, the iconic Richmond-based heavy metal band, which calls DC its home away from home, will take over one of the spaces at the rotating pop-up in Shaw. GWAR PUB will feature a 34-year retrospective of the band’s signature stage props and costumes, including a 20-foot World Maggot that has swallowed Jerry Springer (and was featured in 90s cult classic Empire Records) and an intergalactic battle scene between late band leader Oderus Urungus (Dave Brockie) and Mr. Perfect. Other highlights include band members’ classic costumes, a hall of blood with an Instagrammable blood suit and a mobile of GWAR’s interplanetary journey. The PUB will also feature a limited-edition Oderus Eternal Tiki mug and a merch store where T-shirts and GWAR-related memorabilia will be for sale. For more details and the cocktail menu, visit https://popupbardc.com/
Drink Company’s signature Pop-Up Bar (PUB) experience returns for fall with the Death Becomes Us PUB, hosted in partnership with Brightest Young Things. The new true crime-inspired bar will feature three chilling vignettes devoted to some of the most heinous — and most famous — cases in history. From the unsolved to the unspeakable, Death Becomes Us PUB is an homage to all manner of murders and misdeeds, with decor and cocktails inspired by these three infamous flashpoints from the past: The Blach Dahlia, Salem Witch Trials and Elizabeth Bathory. To bring these disturbing tales of death to life, the Drink Company team will transform its bars (one of which will retain its current identity as the GWAR PUB through Halloween) in typical over-the-top fashion. In addition to delivering scares just in time for Halloween, the Death Becomes Us PUB will serve as a precursor to BYT’s DBU True Crime Festival happening November 3 and 4 at Lisner Auditorium.
Death Becomes Us PUB will be open Sunday through Thursday, 5pm to 12:30am and Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 1:30am and will run through November 4.
Join us for dinner and drinks with Master Sommelier Fran Kysela! Learn everything you ever wanted to know about French wine, and take a tour de France, one glass at a time!
Wednesday, October 24th
The Mezzanine at Lyon Hall
Welcome Champagne at 6:30
Seated Dinner at 7:00
7 wines & 5 courses
$85 per person; excludes tax + gratuity
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Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Step aboard the Mildred Belle, Living Classrooms’ historic Chesapeake Bay buyboat, for a sunset tour of the Anacostia. Enjoy delicious libations from Atlas Brew Works and District Winery, a perfectly paired cheese and charcuterie spread, and a relaxing evening cruise along the DC waterfront. Join Living Classrooms Foundation for an autumn evening of local beer, wine, and views of the DC skyline! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Living Classrooms Foundation’s Shipboard Education Program, which provides under-served area youth with unique environmental STEM education experiences along the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.
Join us for a Taste of Chevy Chase on Thursday, October 25th from 6:30pm to 9pm at the LindleyGrand Opening Celebration!
Come out and enjoy complimentary light fare from local favorites and delicious seasonal brews. Sip ice cold beer and wine while you listen to live music from a jazz trio, and take tours around great new luxury apartments in the heart of Chevy Chase, MD. This modern and contemporary building is everything you’ve always wanted in a home. You can RSVP here, and we hope to see you there!
The Lindley is located at 8405 Chevy Chase Lake Terrace, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Parking available in the garage on site. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
Since 2000, The Whisky Extravaganza has been fostering a broader and deeper appreciation of whisky and its complexities by connecting consumers and brands through curated experiences.
Each year, The Whisky Extravaganza (TWE) hosts tasting events and masterclasses in major cities throughout the U.S., offering whisky enthusiasts from the novice to the connoisseur the opportunity to explore some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world. Each TWE event offers a tasting session, masterclasses curated by industry experts, and culinary pairings.
Pearl Street comes alive with a Día de Los Muertos festival from 2-5 p.m. Join Pearl Street Warehouse, Lupo Marino, Kaliwa, Kirwan’s at the Wharf and Union Stage for an afternoon filled with the sights and sounds of a Día festival. Enjoy live music from La Unica, DJ sets, an altar competition, face painting and beer stations. Prizes for the best self-painted face, art installations and dance troops round out the day. This is a free event, must be 21-plus to consume alcohol. Get all the details at www.wharfdc.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Bust out your best costume and get ready for a spooktacular party like no other this season. The official DC Halloween Crawl celebrates the scariest time of the year with your closest friends. This event features more than 15 Dupont Circle bars, all-day drink specials and more. Wear your spookiest, most scary or creative costume because there are costume prizes for the most festively dressed participants. 12-8 p.m.
Radiator will host ‘Howl-o-ween,’ a weekend happy hour for humans and furry friends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Human guests may enjoy $5 bar snacks including sriracha deviled eggs and charred shishito peppers from Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden and a cauldron of craft cocktails from the bar team. Plus, Radiator will be handing out trick-or-treat goody bags for all dogs joining this special Saturday afternoon happy hour, with extra doggy biscuits for the canines in costume.
‘Howl-o-ween’ will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Radiator’s patio, weather permitting. Radiator seats patio guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead at The Wharf! Join us at Pearl Street for this free event and enjoy live music from La Unica, great sets by DJ Blindstares with Special Guests Mr Fade & Mass FX , face painting, beer stations and even an altar competition. Plus, don’t miss out on prizes for the best self-painted face. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. 2-5 p.m.