If you are looking for places to get out and about around town for the Fourth of July this year, you are in luck. Here’s a roundup of some of the top places to celebrate in and around DC.
What: “Boom with a View” Party at the W Hotel
Where: W Hotel Rooftop: 515 15th st. NW, Washington, DC 20004
When: Doors Open at 6pm. National Fireworks show starts at 9:15pm
Highlights: View the firework from the roof of the W hotel, one of the best vantage points in the city!
Price: Advanced standing room tickets $75
What: The “Gibson Family Reunion”
Where: The Gibson’s Back Patio: 2009 14th Street NW 20009
When: 12pm – 8pm
Highlights: Join the fun on the patio of the Gibson! DJ Jazmine and DJ Eskimo will be spinning live, and blended drinks and patio punch will be available.
Price: No Cover. Alcoholic popsicles will be available for $6 each and regular and veggie burgers and hot dogs for $1.
What: BeerBQ Brewery Battle
Where: City Tap House: 901 9th Street NW, 20001
When: 12pm – 5pm
Highlights: Guest will enjoy BBQ favorites from 3 Stars Brewing Company and Evolution Craft Brewing Company as well as City Tap Houses’s House-made sides as the two companies go head to head for the title of best BBQ! For pairing, each company will also include 10 drafts each!
Price: $10 to enjoy BBQ, $5 Drafts
What:The Bidwell Fourth of July BBQ – Chef’s Choice
Where: 1309 Fifth Street NE, Washington, DC
When: 5pm – 11pm
Highlights: Watch the World Cup on the ONLY TV in Union Market, while enjoying a delicious meal grilled by Chef John Mooney.
Price: Meals are under $20 and include a side of potato salad, pickle and choice of a frosty beer or seasonal lemonade.
What: Flight Wine Bar Exclusive Rooftop Party
Where: The rooftop of Flight Wine Bar 777 6th Street NW
When: 7pm – 11pm (Fireworks expected to start soon after 9pm)
Highlights: There will be special fireworks and unlimited food and beverages for only 40 guests. Flight will be serving wine, beer, and Chef Bradley Curtisa tasty plates.
Price: The first 40 guests can reserve their spot for $85 per person. This includes premium wine options, craft beers and ciders, fine bottled sodas, and plenty of food all night.
What: Red, White & ‘Que Fourth of July party
Where: Liaison’s Rooftop Pool & Lounge 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
When: 11am – 7pm
Highlights: Enjoy a BBA spread by Art and Soul, signature cocktails. Guest may also; cool down with ice cream, jump in the pool, listen to music
Price: $35 includes pool admission with all-day access and a welcome cocktail! $5 from each ticket sales goes to USO of Metropolitan Washington
What: BBQ Bento Box @ Cuba Libre
Where: Cuba Libre DC – 801 9th St., NW, STE A, Washington, DC 20001
Time: Normal Business Hours
Highlights: The BBQ Bento Box includes: Guava BBQ Riblets – Cuba Libre’s award-winning St. Louis cut pork ribs, slow-cooked and glazed with guava BBQ sauce. Jicama-Sambal slaw; Lechón Sandwich Slider-Pulled pork, roasted poblano and charred tomatoes, guava BBQ sauce, crispy onions and Vigorón slaw. House fried potatoes; Churrasco Slider – Hand-chopped skirt steak, Cuba Libre¹s secret sauce, cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato on a toasted brioche. Boniato chips and Cuba Libre steak sauce, as well as an Ice Cream Sandwich - Macadamia, white chocolate and candied pineapple cookies, coconut ice-cream.
What: Patio Party at 701 Restaurant
Where: 701 Restaurant 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Time: 4pm – 9pm
Highlights: Guests can anticipate an a la carte menu with starter snacks such as Green Eggs and Ham; Crispy Chicken Wings with mustard miso glaze; Grilled Romaine Salad with herb emulsion and parmesan, and Pimento Cheese Ritz Crackers, which are priced from $4-$8.
Price: No cover charge. Food ranges from $8 – $15
What: Bottomless Brunch at Masa 14
Where: Masa 14: 1825 14th St. NW, 20009
Time: 10am – 3pm
Highlights: Begin the Independence Day festivities with bottomless brunch at Masa 14. Brunch features unlimited Latin-Asian small plates and free-flowing brunch cocktails.
Price: $35 per guest
What: Unlimited Small Plates and Free Flowing Cocktails at Capitol Hill, Ambar
Where: 523 8th Street, SE, 20003
Time: 10am – 4pm
Highlights: Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of mezze, soups, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, pastry & crepes and sweets along with seven distinctive brunch cocktails.
Ambar is also home to Washington’s first Rakia Bar with over 30 varieties of Rakia, a popular Balkan alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of fermented fruit.
Price: $35 per guest
*Image courtesy Cuba Libre & Heather Freeman PR
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