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Where to Watch the 2016 Summer Olympics in D.C.

by Lanna Nguyen on Aug 2, 2016 in Roundups

As athletes around the world compete for the gold, head to these restaurants and bars for Brazilian food and drink specials, watch parties and more.

Both locations will offer a special USA doughnut in celebration of the Olympics — a vanilla glazed doughnut with raspberry drizzle topped with blueberries and “USA” iced in chocolate. $2.95 per doughnut, available from August 5 -21. (1308 G St, NW; 202-809-5565; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; 703-356-0800)

Central Michel Richard
During the Olympics, guests can enjoy a specialty cocktail made with cachaca: The Show Must Go On. Made with cachaca, Cointreau, muddled mango, mandarin syrup, fresh lime and agave, the cocktail is $14 and available throughout the games. (1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; 202-626-0015)

City Tap House
Throughout the Olympics, City Tap House will extend its happy hour to run from 3 - 7 PM, weekdays from August 5 - 21. When the Opening Ceremony (which happens to fall on International Beer Day) kicks off, patrons can get a $10 international beer flight to enjoy while watching the festivities. (901 9th ST, NW; 202-644-9433)

Commissary
In honor of the Olympics, Commissary will offer RIo inspired cocktails: The Bronze Medal (muddled oranges, mint, pomegranate syrup, cachaca) The Silver Medal (cachaca, lime, sugar cane) and the Gold Medal (whiskey, cachaca, lime, mint, sugar cane). They’ll also have an extended happy hour with international drinks and Brazilian food specials for their Opening Ceremony Viewing Party on August 5. Throughout the Olympics, you can catch all the action on the full-wall projector. (1443 P St, NW; 202-299-0018)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle
The City Center steakhouse will host a wine decathlon featuring at least two wines from countries chosen by Wine Director Kristy MacDonald. Executive Chef Scott Kroener will be serving up popular small dishes to go along with the wine. August 6, 2 -5 PM, $125 per person. (950 I St, NW; 202-289-0201)

Denizens Brewing Company
For the Opening Ceremonies, head to the beer garden at Denizens Brewing Company for an evening of cold brews, food, corn hole, and more in an outdoor setting. After Friday, catch all of the Olympic events in the taproom. (1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring; 301-557-9818)

Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza
For the Olympics, this downtown pizzeria will be serving Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha. Pair your cocktail with another Brazilian favorite, Pao de Queijo (a popular baked cheese roll). (610 9th St, NW; 202-638-3434)

Logan Tavern
Catch the Opening Ceremony at Logan Tavern and enjoy an extended happy hour with food specials (including Brazilian bites) through 9 PM and happy hour through close. (1423 P St, NW; 202-332-3710)

Macon Bistro & Larder
In celebration of the Olympic host city, Macon Bistro & Larder will offer three new cocktails made with cachaca, or Brazilian rum. No Right Angles (cachaca, basil, lime, absinthe, sparkling wine, Peychaud bitters), Blonde Mahogany (cachaca, Cointreau, Velvet Falernum, Lillet Blanc, muddled oranges, mint, honey, barrel aged orange bitters, soda water), and Lighting the Torch (cachaca, bourgon, grenadine, pineapple juice, lemon bitters) will be available from August 5 -21 during dinner service. (5520 Connecticut Ave, NW; 202-248-7807)

PassionFish
During the Olympics, head to PassionFish for a Brazilian-inspired cocktail: Summer in Rio. Made with cachaca, 51, domaine canton ginger liqueur, lime and pineapple the drink is available for $12. (7187 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda; 301-358-6116)

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