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Where to Drink Over Labor Day Weekend in D.C.

by Lanna Nguyen on Aug 30, 2016 in Roundups

The official end of summer in DC is right around the corner and we’ve got endless reasons to stay in the city and celebrate. Say goodbye to summer with disco brunch, bottomless mimosas, crab feasts, and Potomac Cruises.

Blackwall Hitch
The Alexandria Waterfront restaurant has extended its popular Jazz brunch through Monday of  Labor Day Weekend. From 10 AM - 2 PM, listen to live Jazz music while enjoying an all you can eat spread including fried chicken and Belgian waffles, carving stations, made to order omelets and other breakfast and lunch items. $34.99 per person. (5 Cameron St., Alexandria; 703-739-6090)

The pop-up crab house is winding down its time at the former Crane & Turtle space in Petworth, with Labor Day Weekend being its last hurrah. Stop by before the doors officially close and enjoy all the seafood your heart desires: blue crabs, steamed clams, peel and eat shrimp, po’ boys, crab cakes and more. Pair your crustaceans with ice cold Natty Boh’s or Orange Crushes. (828 Upshur St., NW; 202-702-2628)

City Tap House
To celebrate the end of summer, City Tap House is hosting a crab feast complete with Maryland blue crabs, old bay fries, hush puppies and corn on the cob. Crabs can be purchased by the half dozen or full dozen. Additionally, Flying Dog Brewery will be having a Mini Tap Takeover with all drafts offered for $5. 11 AM - 5 PM, Labor Day. (901 9th St., NW; 202-644-9433)

Cuba Libre
Indulge in unlimited tapas over the long holiday weekend. Cuba Libre’s small plates brunch will be available on Labor Day and will feature all of their popular dishes: Churrasco Steak Slider, Crab Cake Benedict Croqueta, French Toast a la Cubana and more. Of course, brunch would not be complete without bottomless libations; enjoy morning cocktails including flavored mimosas, sangria, and agua fresca. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. (801 9th St., NW; 202-408-1600)

Lupo Verde
The rustic Italian restaurant on 14th will be serving its a la carte brunch menu on Labor Day. Choose from breakfast pizzas, house-made pastas, crepes and more or opt for the “Social Brunch” menu and select one antipasti, one side dish, two pastas or egg dishes and one brunch cocktail off the featured menu; $35 per person. Brunch cocktails include Hibiscus Liqueur, Cinque Aperitivo, and Bloody Marys or Mimosas by the carafe. (1401 T St., NW; 202-827-4752)

Macon Bistro & Larder
On Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, the French and Southern-inspired bistro will be hosting a B.O.B. Party: Bubbles, Oysters and Brews. For $35, enjoy all you can eat and drink sparkling wines, oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Company and beers from Handsome Beer Company. 12 - 4 PM. (5520 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-248-7807)

Nick’s Riverside Grill
Head to the Georgetown Waterfront for a summer-ending Old School Hip Hop Boat Party. Nick’s Riverside will be joining forces with DC Cruises for a sunset party around the Potomac. General admission ticket gets you access to two bars (pro tip: bring cash) and a two and half hour cruise. Another pro tip: make sure to eat beforehand as no food will be served during the cruise. 6 - 8:30 PM. (3050 K St., NW; 202-342-3535)

POV Rooftop Lounge
Celebrate Labor Day with one of the best views in the city. Head to POV for a garden party-themed rooftop soiree. Guests are encouraged to don their best summer outfits; the winner will be rewarded with a free bottle of alcohol at 12:30 AM. 8 PM - 2 AM, $20 admission. (515 15th St, NW; 202-661-2478)

Tico
Get your dance on at Tico’s disco brunch. Enjoy brunch dishes including caramelized banana pancakes, serrano ham and grilled cheese, duck confit and green chile hash and more with $25 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys all against the backdrop of 70’s music. 10 AM - 3 PM. (1926 14th St.; 202-319-1400)

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive’s brunch menu will be available throughout Labor Day weekend. Along with bottomless mimosas for $20 and brunch mainstay entrees (huevos rancheros, brioche French toast, po’boys), you’ll get a sneak peek at new menu items: daily doughnuts with weekly rotating flavors, pull-apart breakfast rolls, and sticky cinnamon buns. (1612 14th St., NW; 202-986-8778)

Photo via Cappy’s Crabs on Facebook 

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