Friday, August 30, 2013

Hard Times is Hokie Country

This Saturday, August 31 Hard Times is having a football kickoff party for the VA Tech and Alabama game at 5pm. Give-aways include 100 Hokie t-shirts and some Redskins and Capitals gear as well.  It looks like Hard Times isn't the only Clarendon bar for Hokies fans, as Wilson Tavern has also claimed that role before. There does seem to be a lot of Blacksburg transplants in the area though to create this demand. The real question is will the Hard Times' drink special include the VA Tech specialty The Rail?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

White Ford Bronco at Clarendon Grill

One of the best local cover bands I've ever seen is coming to Clarendon Grill tonight, Thursday August 29. White Ford Bronco will belt out some classic 90s tunes starting at 9:30pm.

Before that, the Grill features their Thursday "No Bull Happy Hour" with Red Bull based drink specials and music by DJ Clinton Matthews starting at 5:30pm.

Photo credit to Acre121.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bracket Room on DC101

Listen to the Youtube clip above to hear Chris Bukowski on DC101's Elliot In The Morning radio show talk about his new bar Bracket Room.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bracket Room opening Sept 5

Bracket Room, a new bar taking over Burapi Thai's old spot on Garfield and Clarendon Blvd, is set to open on Thursday September 5. The sports bar promises to be more "female friendly" than other similar venues, while offering 15 beers on tap and more shooters than I can count.

One of the three owners is Clarendon resident Chris Bukowski, who is easily recognized from his appearances on The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad TV shows. Less than one week after his new bar's grand opening, the venue will host another large party celebrating Chris's birthday on Tuesday, September 10. His b-day bash will be thrown by Social DC PR, a public relations company comprised of Arlington locals that recently raised almost $5,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation at their A-Town anniversary party.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Marymount Alumni happy hour at A-Town

A-Town is hosting a happy hour for alumni from Arlington's own Marymount University on Friday, September 6. From 5-8pm the Young Alumni Happy Hour will let you meet up with other MU alumni in the area with drink specials and prize raffles. RSVP on the Facebook invite or email alumni@marymount.edu for more info

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bourbon Bacon and Blues party at O'Sullivans

The local bloggers at Boobs Bacon Bourbon is throwing Blues into the mix and are having a party at O'Sullivan's this Thursday, August 22. Bourbon, Bacon and Blues starts at 7pm with music by Duffy Kane at 8pm. True to the theme, there will be bacon snacks, Woodford Reserve bourbon and plenty of other whiskeys to keep you happy at this free event!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Arlington rooftop tour this Thursday

This Thursday August 22 Things To Do DC is crossing the river and going rooftop hopping in Arlington for the next in their "After Dark" series of events. The bar tour includes all four of Clarendon's rooftop bars: Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, Whitlows Tiki Bar, Eventide, and then finally Clarendon Ballroom. Tickets are $20 and includes no cover, no lines and $1 for your first beer at Arlington Rooftop, which is where the night starts off at 8pm. I'm hoping there will be more drink specials at the other locations too.

Thanks to the great new blog Rock The Roof DC for posting this event first. It's a great site for local outdoor events and taking advantage of rooftop fun before the summer ends.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Flannel Underground 90's grunge at Rhodeside Grill

This Saturday August 10, relive the 90's awful fashion sense and catchy grunge rock hits with Flannel Underground. Starting at 10pm at Rhodeshide Grill, the local 90's cover band will be playing with no cover charge. More info at their Facebook event page here.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Social DC PR fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Clarendon locals Social DC PR is celebrating their one year anniversary of organizing parties by having a party to benefit the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic chapter. The $5 cover into A-Town in Ballston will go directly to the $7,500 fundraising goal that is needed to grant one child with a life-threatening condition their wish. If you can't make it to this huge party on Saturday, August 17, you can donate directly to the fund here.

RSVP for the event on Facebook to find out more info. The night at A-Town will be packed with drink specials, DJs, a silent auction, and prize raffles including:
- 6 Pairs of ALL NEW HeadBro Hammers Sunglasses
- Five different granola flavors from GrohNola
- Dinner for two at LeMirche in DC
- Tranquil Space Gift Card
- Gouter Organic Treats and Tonics
- One Month Unlimited Yoga from CorePower Yoga

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eat Bar's Sunday Wes Anderson movies

Eat Bar, Clarendon's not to be forgotten unique little bar down Washington Blvd, is starting up their weekly Sunday Night Cinema series tonight staring movies by Wes Anderson.  The first installment will be The Royal Tenenbaums tonight, Sunday August 4 starting at 8pm. There is no cover charge, and you may be able to get concession stand treats for free too. If you can't wait until tonight, Eat Bar opens at 11am Saturdays for their Classic Cartoon Weekend Brunch. The schedule for the rest of August movies is:

August 4 - The Royal Tenebaums
August 11 - Rushmore
August 18 - The life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
August 25 - Fantastic Mr. Fox