Monday, July 27, 2015

Ska night at Iota

Tonight, July 27 Iota is hosting the National Sky Revival Tour starting at 8pm. Local ska/punk band Thirteen Towners joins Be Like Max, the A-Ok's and the Holophonics. Cover is only $12 for all four bands.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Boots for Boots Haiti Fundraiser

This July 19 attend a Sunday Funday for a good cause with the Drinkers Who Do Good Shaw in DC. The Boots for Boots fundraiser at Dacha Beet Garden  is raising money for the Maison Fortuné Orphanage in Haiti. Their goal for the summer is to raise $2,600 to raise money to buy shoes for each of the kids.

From 12 to 3 pm, $10 donation gets you wristbands for $10 giant beer boots of Hefeweiss and Pilsner.  They also will have brunch options like Belgian waffles, bagel sandwiches, jalapeño mac and cheese, and bottomless mimosas. An Instagram contest for best picture tagged with #theDWDG will win a prize. There is also a 50/50 cornhole tournament for a $20 donation. Bringing cash is highly recommended since there is no ATM at Dacha.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A-Town Summer Dress Party

The Junkies will be hosting their annual Summer Dress Party at A-Town in Arlington on Friday July 10. EB, Cakes, JP and Lurch, as well as your favorite 106.7 the Fan personalities and producers, will be there. The no cover party starts at 7pm. Pictures from the 2014 party are here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DC Midtown Liberty Bar Tour

More pre-July 4th bar crawl madness continues in DC with the Midtown Liberty Bar Tour on Thursday July 2. Lindy Promo's all night bar crawl starts at 5pm and goes until midnight at over a dozen Dupont Circle bars. The party starts at Mackey's and tickets are currently $10 (plus $2 processing), but you can save 20% with my promo code Night20!

Drink specials are:
- $3 Coors Lights
- $4 Blue Moons
- $4 Redd’s Apple Ales
- $5 Three Olives Vodkas
- $5 Cuervo Cinge Drinks

Participating venues:
Mackey’s Public House, Barcode, Black Rooster Pub, Blackfinn, Bottom Line, Buffalo Billiards, James Hoban’s, Dirty Martini, Dirty Bar, Public Bar, Recessions, Rumors, Sign of the Whale

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Memorial fundraiser at Whitlows and Citizen Burger

Chris Barton lost his life early Saturday morning in Arlington, and his friends have expressed interest in helping with the costs associated with his service and transportation and have set up a GoFundMe page for donations.

Friends will be having memorial happy hours at Rock Bottom Tuesday, June 30 and at Citizen Burger on Thursday 6-9pm. Whitlows will also be raising money at their mug night on Thursday to assist his family.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NOVA Pride happy hour at A-Town

Northern VA Pride is hosting a celebration of the Supreme Court decision making Marriage Equality legal across the entire United States. Join them at A-Town right next to Ballston Metro on Monday June 29 from 5-10pm. Specials include half price sushi all night and "pride-tinis". For each pride-tini ordered, A-Town will donate $2 to NOVA Pride. No dress code or cover.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Sunday Funday kickoff at A-Town

Crazy partying, loud beats and sparkly bottle service officially return for this season to A-Town at their Summer Sunday Funday kickoff party Sunday June 28. Every Sunday is pretty wild at Ballston's rowdiest bar, and this Sunday Funday promises to be even wilder with quirt guns, beach balls, popsicles, barbecue, water balloons and other summer themes. Multiple DJ's take turns keeping the crowds moving with DJ EPX, Phlipz, Saam and DBT. Brunch starts at 11am and the party begins at noon. There is no cover charge but expect a line after 2pm. Also expect to be stepping over several people not able to stand anymore after 5pm. And yes, everyone does have to work Monday but that has never stopped Sunday Funday before.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

All American Bar Crawl

Thousands of patriotic party goers will descend on Arlington for the annual Project DC pre-July 4th bar crawl this Saturday, June 27. The All American Bar Crawl runs from 2-9pm on Saturday at almost all of the Clarendon venues. Tickets are $20 online or $30 at the door, which get you drink specials with your Freedom mug, wristband, raffle entry, and $2 Bronx Pizza slices (cheese only). You will look completely out of place if you aren't decked out in red, white and blue attire. There will sure to be lines at the registration tables at Clarendon Grill, Mad Rose and American Tap Room so give yourself plenty of time for the actual crawl at:

Clarendon Grill
Mad Rose
American Tap Room
Clarendon Ballroom
Spider Kelly’s
Hard Times
Hunan One
Mister Days
Don Tito
Bronx Pizza

Rooftops at Don Tito and Whitlows are sure to be crowded, along with the outdoor patios at Mad Rose and Sobe. If you need to escape the crowds and don't want to wait in a long line, head to Iota for faster service. Iota's new outdoor back alley bar will be the hidden gem for this bar crawl.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Footwerk at Iota

On Sunday June 21 Footwerk, a rising Washington DC-based indie hip-hop group who are about to release their debut LP Casual Encounters are playing at Iota. Their latest single "No Hurry" dropped last month exclusively on Brightest Young Things. Footwerk mixes hip-hop and other influential genres into their own unique sound. Cover is $15 for the entire day.

Iota is packing an entire day of live music into that Sunday, with music starting at 4pm with many artists appearing before Footwork including:

Shinobi Ninja
Tejas Singh
Bo Jankans
DJ Ragz
Trevor Young

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Erica Paul Fabulous Cancer Fundraiser at Ballroom

This Saturday June 20 is the annual cancer fundraiser Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation at Clarendon Ballroom. The is the fifth year of this "Fabulous" event especially dedicated to Erica Paul, who lived in the DC area and died of cancer at 29.

The evening starts with a rooftop happy hour at 5pm. From 6-9pm the main dance floor will host cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, DJ Hurley, and a fashion show by Current Boutique and the popular fashion style truck The Pink Armoire.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, or $100 for VIP. Extra raffle tickets can also be bought online.