Friday, June 8, 2018

Stanley Cup at Don Titos

A day after the Capitals won the NHL championship game in Las Vegas, Don Tito hosted a private party with T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson and Philipp Grubauer. In an awesome scene captured by Don Tito co-owner Scott Parker's Snapchat, Tom Wilson carries in the Stanley Cup into one of Clarendon's most popular bars around 7:30pm. Party goers continued to surround the bar next to CVS to catch glimpses of the Cup and champagne being sprayed over the side of Don Titos all weather rooftop.

There was a brief pause in the street celebrations as a freak rainstorm flooded Clarendon a couple hours after the Cup arrived, but luckily Don Tito upgraded their rooftop two years ago to be covered and allow all weather parties. After the rain subsided dozens of people where back out by CVS chanting C-A-P-S and hoping to see a Capitals player hoist the Cup over the side of the rooftop again.

A wonderful, wild and glorious night for Clarendon.


Coyote Ugly Night at GOAT

This Friday June 8 The G.O.A.T in Clarendon is throwing a Coyote Ugly Night with the beautiful ladies from the Dystrucxion Dance Team as cowgirls!

From 10pm to close the G.O.A.T. together with GQ Agency & Fab Promotions is once again re-inventing nightlife in Clarendon.
The G.O.A.T. is one of the newest sports bar in the neighborhood boasting many HD TV's, custom pro-audio sound system, 2 DJ booths, video games on each floor, delicious food & drinks, and a great staff to make every visit a memorable one.

Make sure to RSVP for free to get ahead of the line to enter. Must be 21 and over to enter. Dress code is business, nautical, fashionable, trendy attire. No construction style boots of any kind, white T-shirts or tank tops are also not permitted.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Don Tito 90s Day Party

This Saturday June 2 Don Tito is throwing a 90s themed day party from 11am to 3pm. DJ Antonio Ernesto will be playing the best hits from 20 years ago along with table games, a la carte brunch, beer buckets and mimosa pitchers. Prizes for best 90s outfit!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Drive Society at Ms Peacocks Champagne Lounge

Drive Society, a family owned and Arlington based car club, is having a happy hour on Wednesday, May 30 6-8pm to share their love of exotic cars. RSVP for the event to get a free glass of bubbly at Ms Peacock's Champagne Lounge located inside of Boardroom Clarendon. Drive Society offers multiple pricing tiers, which allow members to purchase points and redeem them for days of driving cars like:
Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS
Ferraru 458
Porsche Cayman GT4
Tesla Roadster 2.5
BMW 1 Series M

Monday, May 28, 2018

Screwtop Wine Bar Memorial Day sale

Screwtop Wine Bar is offering 50% off any dine in purchase (no exclusions!) for all active duty and retired military tonight, Monday May 28. All you need is your military id card.  They are open from 5pm to 10pm tonight. Also available are $10 All-American Wine Flights.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Bourbon 101 at Board Room

Clarendon's Board Room is hosting a bourbon tasting class at the Ms Peacock's Champagne Lounge hidden away in the rear of the restaurant. On Monday May 21, Board Room offers a tasting of 5 bourbons and appetizers from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Tickets are $63 a person with tax.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Taste of Arlington

Taste of Arlington is even bigger in 2018! Taking place in Ballston on Sunday May 20, this huge family and pet friendly street festival allows residents to purchase tickets to trade for samples of local food, beer or wine.  Entrance to the festival is free this year and opens at noon, with live music playing all day rain or shine on two concert stages:

Mix 107.3 soundstage presented by Clark Construction near North Quincy and Wilson Blvd:
Noon to 1pm - Broke Royals
1:30-2:15pm - Jumpin' Jupiter
2:45-3:30pm - Turtle Recall
4:00-4:45pm - Darby Brothers
5:00-6:00pm - White Ford Bronco

Ballston Point soundstage near the BarkPark and KidZone:
Noon-12:30pm - Brad Doggett
1-2:15pm - Lost Growlers
2:45-4pm - Lucy's Letdown
4:30-6pm - Most Savage Gentlemen

VIP Lounge music:
1-1:30, 2:15-2:45, 3:30-4pm - Brad Doggett

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts

FL mixed media by artist Ana Jones
The 6th Annual Arlington Festival of the Arts returns to Clarendon the weekend of April 21-22. One hundred and fifty national and international artists are set to display their fine works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and d├ęcor. From 10am to 5pm this free festival is open to pedestrians as Highland Street and Washington Blvd will be closed.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Marymount Alumni Social at Board Room.

On Thursday April 19 from 6 to 9pm Marymount University is hosting a Saints Social alumni happy hour at Clarendon's Board Room. Tickets are $10 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres and a full bar. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Marymount University's Scholarship Fund. RSVP by April 16 here. Please contact Cathryn Speck at cspeck@marymount.edu with questions.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Goodbye and Welcome Back Goody's Pizza

Update May 22: Goody's reopened under new management a month and a half after closing! New owners keeping the menu and staff but updated the interior. Read the full story at ArlNow.com.

Goody's pizza shop in Clarendon closed on Saturday, April 7 2018. As ArlNow.com first reported, the owners decided to close the tiny pizzeria and retire after their rent continued to rise and felt they could not increase pizza costs as well. Check out this ArlNow.com video interview for more perspectives from the owners.

Goody's opened in 2006 and will be missed as it served as mainstay staple for nightlife in the middle of Clarendon with its miniscule footprint serving a huge number of hungry party-goers late into the early morning. It would be common for lines to go out the door and down the block of Wilson Blvd after midnight on Friday or Saturday nights. I found that their pizza tasted the best late at night, as their kitchen pushed out tons of fresh cheese or pepperoni slices for the hungry (and mostly intoxicated) crowds.

Here's hoping another small family owned business can take their place at 3125 Wilson Blvd, as without local unique shops like this Clarendon will lose its unique and vibrant character.