Saturday, August 25, 2018

20 years of Mexicali Blues

This August 25 Mexicali Blues will be celebrating their 20th year in business in Clarendon! The colorful casual Mexican restaurant has popular happy hours and is lucky to enjoy a great location on the corner of Wilson and Garfield Street. They will be having an anniversary party that Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm with food and drink specials.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Goodbye Clarendon Grill?

ARLnow recently reported the possibly of long time nightlife staple Clarendon Grill closing soon as its address has been listed up for rent. This would be an incredibly sad development if it comes true that the Grill is leaving us, as it has been a major late night venue in Clarendon for over 20 years. The Grill holds a special place in this blogger's heart as well, since my very first Clarendon Nights post was of an 80s cover band there in 2008.

Clarendon Grill offers something for everyone, with a wide variety of events including Salsa class Mondays, trivia Wednesdays, and touring cover bands playing every Friday and Saturday night. With a central stage, multiple long bars, a renovated interior in 2010, a large outdoor rear patio, and situated in the center of Clarendon with plenty of foot traffic the Grill seems to have all the makings of a successful bar and restaurant.

Owner Peter Pflug opened up Clarendon Grill with its iconic vertical CLARENDON neon sign in 1996. He even lived in Clarendon just down the street from his venue for a while. It's hard to guess at what could cause the Grill's demise, as it could be the rent, or stiff competition from newcomers like Don Tito or the GOAT, or possibly the decline of interest in live music after the closing of Iota.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Arlington Cornhole Late Summer League

Arlington Cornhole is having their league playoffs at Mister Days starting 7pm this Tuesday, July 17. ACH started two years ago with a group of friends and has grown into a league of 80 people. Their seasons are 8 weeks long and played at local Clarendon bars, with proceeds being donated to charity. They have raised over $6,000 for charities including the Wounded Warrior Project, Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Baldrick's Foundation, The Carpenter's Shelter, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, The Lyon Village Community House, The Arlington Housing Corporation, The Hurricane Maria Relief Fund, and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

If you want to join the fun, Arlington Cornhole's late summer registration is now open. Their season will run from August 7th through September 25th and will be played at Mister Day's and Whitlows. Food and drink specials are available along with all registration money going towards the winning team's charity of choice. $40 to enter and you get a t-shirt.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Barley Mac Yappy Hour

Barley Mac in Rosslyn is hosting a Yappy Hour dog friendly happy hour fundraiser this Sunday July 15.  From 4 to 7pm they will feature special cocktails and treats for your pup. You can bring dog food donations or cash donations to benefit Homeward Trails. For examples of what to donate check out their Amazon wishlist.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Whitlows 106.7 Summer Dress Party

The annual Junkies Summer Dress Party is this Saturday June 14 at Whitlow's rooftop. Hosted by 106.7 The Fan radio station, the sunny day party starts at 4pm and features Junkies radio personalities JP, Cakes, Bish and EB. This free event lasts until 7pm with full details on Facebook.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

90s party and World Cup at Don Tito

This Saturday Jun 30 Don Tito will host a rooftop World Cup watch party with sound for Argentina vs France starting at 10am.

Right after the game ends the Beats and Brunch VA party brings you the 90’s day party at Don Tito  will go from 11am-3pm. DJ Antonio Ernesto with DJ Mike Rodriguez will be playing all the 90’s hits from *NSYNC to the Backstreet Boys and the likes of Destiny's Child to TLC and Will Smith. This no cover event is rain or shine thanks to the retractable all weather rooftop at Don Titos.

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