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Weekend Picks, Groundhog Day/Super Bowl Edition, 2/2-2/5

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Weekend Picks, Groundhog Day/Super Bowl Edition, 2/2-2/5

Thursday, February 2

Dupont Groundhog Day

What: D.C.’s own weather prognosticating rodent will emerge to check his shadow
Where: Dupont Circle Park
When: 8:30 AM, Thursday, February 2

While no beverages will be served at Dupont Festival’s inaugural Groundhog Day ceremony, there’s reason to toast the introduction of Potomac Phil, who is ancestrally related to the original Punxsutawny Phil up in PA. Come out to the festival to find out if we will have six more weeks of winter.

$4 Margaritas at El Centro D.F.

What: Top-notch margaritas at happy hour prices
When: Thursday, February 2, 5PM - 7PM
Where: El Centro D.F. (1819 14th St. NW)
Price: $4 per drink

It may only be February, but the weather’s warming up. Play up the unseasonable temps with margs (frozen or on the rocks) on the rooftop – just $4 during happy hour. Mexican beers are also just $4.


Friday, February 3

Port City ONE Tapping

What: A synchronized tapping of a limited edition one-year anniversary beer
When: 6 PM, Friday, February 3
Where: Various bars

Alexandria’s Port City Brewing is celebrating their first anniversary by brewing a single 30-barrel batch of a Belgian imperial stout they call ONE. Check out their blog to find more than a dozen D.C. bars (plus several more outside the city) that will all simultaneously tap the new brew at 6 PM.

Share a Bottle at Veritas

What: Specials on all bottles sold by the glass
When: 5–8 PM, Friday, Feburary 3
Where: Veritas (2031 Florida Ave. NW)
Price: 20% off

By the time Thursday rolls around, just one post-work glass of vino isn’t going to cut it. With 20% off all by-the-glass bottles, you’ll have an economical excuse to indulge in your choice of nearly 70 options and a range of varietals.


Saturday, February 4

Punch-Making Cocktail Class

What: Learn how to make a tasty punch with lead bartender Owen Thomson
When: Saturday, February 4, 3PM
Where: America Eats Tavern (405 8th St. NW)
Price: $50

Is there anything more American than a Saturday spent concocting an alcoholic punch? Find out in the first of a five-class series at this this Jose Andres spot, where lead bartender Owen Thompson will treat you to three cocktails (and some complementary menu items) while he dishes on the secrets to making this tasty libation.


Sunday, February 5

Beer Bowl

What: Super Bowl-themed beer specials and eats
When: Sunday, February 5, 5PM
Where: Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St. NW)

The Super Bowl is as much about beer as it is about football. Enjoy brews from the teams’ home regions; Sam Adams Boston Lager from New England and Brooklyn Lager from New York will be available by the pitcher for $15 and by the pint for $4. Pair it with upscale game-day eats such as prosciutto and fontina potato skins and Old Bay puffed pork rinds. Because you’re classy like that.

Cocktail Seminar with Alex Strange

What: An Introduction to the Bar: Classic and Prohibition Era Cocktails
When: Sunday, February 5, 1PM
Where: Shab Row Bistro and Wine Bar (221B N. East St., Frederick, MD)
Price: $30

Learn how to make a proper sazerac just in time for your Super Bowl entertaining. Shab Row’s “bar chef” Alex Strange (who’s led a double life as a child star on Broadway) is sure to entertain in the first of now monthly cocktail seminars that will run through June.

Super Bowl XLVI

Of course, there are many bars putting out specials on food and drink for the Big Game. Check our list here and plan accordingly!
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