Wednesday, August 22, 2012

South Block for Hangover Sundays

South Block isn't just for smoothies and breakfast burritos. Now the tech-savy little smoothie and coffee shop on 11th Street is featuring remedies for a late Saturday night out. Every Sunday from 9am-12pm enjoy drink specials designed to help your hangover such as wheatgrass shots that are half price.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

9 Songwriter Series at Iota Tuesday

The 9 Songwriters Series is returning to Iota this Tuesday, August 21. This event is one of the best values in live music in the area, as you get to see lots of talented local musicians for one $10 cover price. Starting at 8pm, series organizer Justin Trawick will start out the night and host the following artists:

Victoria Vox
Aaron English
Tami D'Mar
Jenny Leigh Freeman
Jim Shirey
Robert Higgs
Jon Blashford
Elyse Krachman

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Goodys pizza eating contest & 7th Anniversary

Goodys via Yelp
It's been seven years since the small and colorful Goodys pizza and ice cream shop became a late night staple for Clarendon nightlife. Providing large slices for those starving after the 1:30am last call at most local bars, Goodys food menu (ice cream, subs and pizza) seemed to always taste better late at night.

Tomorrow, August 18, Goodys is celebrating their anniversary with a pizza eating contest. Drop by from 2 to 5pm Sunday to participate or just fight off the summer heat with some ice cream.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Jammin Java Band Battle

Vienna based hotspot for local live music Jammin Java is hosting a battle of the bands tonight, August 17. At 8pm, four bands will fight to win the seventh Mid-Atlantic Band Battle and $2,500 grand prize. The bands include:

Lightspeed Rescue - hip hop
Western Affairs - experimental pop
Flux 180 - hip hop
Dale and the ZDubs - rock reggae

Tickets are $13 and doors open at 7pm.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A-Town happy hours

Modern booths at A-Town in Ballston
A-Town opened last Friday in Ballston, replacing Caribbean Breeze and updating its interior. The new space is much more modern and open with plenty of floorspace and ample outdoor seating and an outside bar. I missed their grand opening, but dropped by tonight for their 6-8pm happy hour specials. Despite its controversial name, I liked the atmosphere and look forward to visiting on the weekend when it is more crowded.

Tuesday night Clarendon Fitness karaoke at Mad Rose

Tonight Mad Rose hosts its weekly Tuesday karaoke night. With only a few more weeks left in this event series, sponsor and Mad Rose's neighbor Clarendon Fitness is bush awarding over $6,000 in prizes to talented singers.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Grateful Red dog themed beer tasting tonight

Don't miss the free beer tasting tonight at the new Grateful Red wine shop, which is themed the "Dog Days Beer Tasting". From 5 to 7pm you can stop by the rear of this dog friendly store and try several IPA and a cream ale.