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Friday, January 11, 2019

Furlough Fridays at Board Room

The Board Room in Clarendon is supporting those who are off work due to the government shutdown by opening at noon on Friday and having specials until 4pm. 25% off all food, $8 taster flights, $12 pint flights and free game rentals.

The DCist has a solid list of music and food venues nearby that are offering discounts to federal employees during the furlough.

Monday, December 31, 2018

NYE Back in Time at Mister Days

Turtle Recall is performing live at Mister Days for this New Years Eve on Monday, Dec 31. The DC pop/folk/rock band play mashups of top 40, rock, oldies and country frequenting in the DC and Baltimore area.

Mister Days just finished celebrating their 40th anniversary and are looking to throw a huge New Years Eve party with 20 big screen TV's showing NYC's Time Square Countdown. Tickets are $35 (goes up to $40) and includes a drink ticket, midnight champagne toast and party favors.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

ATown Last Sunday Funday Onesie Party

Photo credit Anna Fowler @anna_fowler87
This Sunday Dec 30 will be the last Sunday Funday party that Ballston's A-Town is famous, or infamous depending on your option, for on a weekly basis since 2012. Like all the previous weekend parties, this last Sunday will include brunch buffet, a packed dance floor, lots of shots and bottle service, and plenty of antics and even some party goers arriving in onesies.

While A-Town will say goodbye to Arlington nightlife when its lease ends Jan 1, 2019, its owners are not leaving the scene. Unlike other recent sad closings of Clarendon venues, Scott Parker and the other owners are closing A-Town on their own terms and are planning a renovation with a new concept and new lease. We are all looking forward to what they will bring to Ballston, as Parker has been successful with venues like Don Tito, GOAT and Barley Mac recently.

You will have one last chance to say goodbye to A-Town as they host their 7th annual New Year's Eve party. Tickets are available here that include drink tickets, table service, champagne and more.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Board Room Beer Birthday Celebration

The Board Room VA is preparing to celebrate its first anniversary in Clarendon on Sunday November 18. They are going to break out their first batch of their own beer brewed on site on Garfield street at 3pm.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

For The Win at Clarendon Grill

It's the final weekend of music at Clarendon Grill! After 22 years in business, one of my favorite bars and music venues will be closing on Saturday October 27.

The last week of the Grill's schedule consists of Salsa dance class Monday, Trivia Kings on Tuesday, then Friday with Bryen OBoyle acoustic from 8-10pm followed by the talented Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous at 10pm. Finally, the high energy cover and party band For The Win will rock out the Grill one last time with a Halloween themed party.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween at The Lot Cancelled

The Lot has cancelled their weekend Halloween party due to expected rain. Clarendon will have to wait again for the opening of the open air beer garden.

The Lot beer garden is planning on opening just for this weekend for a huge outdoor Halloween bash! The Clarendon Graveyard Party will happen this Friday Oct 26 and Saturday Oct 27 at 3217 10th Street, on the corner of Wilson Blvd and 10th Street. Tickets are free with RSVP here on Eventbrite, which gives party goers free entry plus $5 towards food or drink. Rebel Taco food truck will be on scene to provide munchies. Also advertised is a costume contest and photo booth.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Another Loss For Live Music As Clarendon Grill Closes

Today's a sad day for Clarendon live music scene as another venue announced it is closing. Clarendon Grill, which has been a local mainstay for 22 years, confirmed that the August rumors were true and they will be closing in October.

Here is their Facebook post from today announcing their upcoming closure:
"So Long, Farewell...



It’s been an amazing ride. Our hearts are heavy as we share that the doors of the Clarendon Grill will be closing for good at the end of October. We were not ready, but sometimes things happen to change the course.

Some of you were around when the doors of the Clarendon Grill first opened back in the 1996 and some of you may not have been born yet. Either way we have truly enjoyed being the go to place for live music in Clarendon. When the Grill first opened there were few bars and fewer customers. As Clarendon grew in popularity, so did The Grill. We were extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to be a part of a community that has since blossomed into a vibrant collection of local businesses.

One of the most unique aspects of the Clarendon Grill is the staff. From our General Manager, to our bus boys, to our bartenders-the staff has remained the same for close to 20 years. That is a reflection of the unique culture and values that went well beyond a typical neighborhood bar. The Clarendon Grill was not just burgers, beers, and live music; it was a family to it’s staff and a “Night Out” for the community.
One of the many things we can be thankful for is all of the memories we have helped create, whether happy, funny, sad or forgettable (purposely or not). Thank you all for your support over the past 22 years.

It’s been a great run, but alas all good things must come to an end. There will be other bars, but none quite like the Clarendon Grill. Some things are replaceable like burgers and beers, but other things are intangible and we will argue that the staff and the experience we provided, will not be matched.

Cheers!

The Clarendon Grill Staff"

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Alex Parez at Galaxy Hut

Local favorite Alex Parez is playing this Sunday, Sept 30 night at Galaxy Hut. Music starts at 8:30pm, $5, 21+. Come help us celebrate the first year of his band Alex The Read Parez And The Hell Rojos album's existence! Guest performance by Derek Evry.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Clarendon Day 2018


The giant annual neighborhood festival Clarendon Day returns this Saturday Sept 22 from 11am to 6pm. The day starts out with a 10k/5k run at 8am, then the tents on Highland, Hudson, Wilson and Clarendon Blvds open up with tons of food from local restaurants. Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment available with two stages full of live music options:

Main Stage Line-up:
11am - 12pmRuepratt 
12pm - 1pm Soul Stew
1pm - 2pm Calista Garcia
2pm - 3pm Dave Kline Band
3pm - 4pm SubRadio
4pm - 5pm Fellowcraft
5pm - 6pm Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown 

Performers Stage Line-up:
12pm - 12:30pm Adagio Dance Company
1pm - 2pm Carley Harvey
2pm - 3pm Ballet Nova
3pm - 4pm Melissa Elizabeth Wright
4pm - 4:30pm Jaleo Arte Flamenco
4:30pm - 5pm O'Neill - James School of Irish Dancing

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marymount Alumni HH at GOAT

Marymount University alumni's are returning to Clarendon this Thursday, Sept 20 for another Arlington Saints Social happy hour. This time the venue is at the G.O.A.T. 6 to 9pm, and is bound to be popular as the last Saints Social at Boardroom was packed. Meet, mix and mingle with your fellow alumni, including MU’s seventh President, Dr. Irma Becerra. Your $10 per person includes hors d’oeuvres and a full bar and supports Marymount University’s Scholarship Fund. RSVP by Tuesday, September 18.