Independence Day: 10 Can’t Miss Restaurant Celebrations Around DC


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.
Price: $16.50

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

Rebekah (Editor)

About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.

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