What’s Going on at the Red Derby this Holiday Season you ask?

3718 14th Street, NW

Well I’ll tell you:

“1. Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th. DERBY OPEN. We’ll be hosting brunch starting at 11 am .. and then, we’ll be celebrating with dinner and cocktails till last call in the wee hours .. .we’ll have plenty of Egg Nog throughout .. and some mistletoe too :)

(We’ll be closed, however, for Sunday, December 25th, in honor of Santa Claus.)

2. New Year’s Eve Party: Derby Decades of Decadence.

The roof will be decked out as if it’s 1977 … our Studio 54 playlist will feature the Bee Gees, Chic, Hot Chocolate, Sylvester, the O’Jays, Rose Royce, KC & the Sunshine Band, Taste o Honey, Bowie, Prince, the Commodores, Earth Wind and Fire …We’ll also be mixing disco-cocktails … the first two on the list being the Harvey Wallbanger and the Purple Passion.

Downstairs, it will be 1997, with our 15 Minute Club set-list including the Spin Doctors, Smash Mouth, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Marcy Playground, Weezer, The Verve, Luscious Jackson, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Tipping our hat to the decade, our ’90s cocktails will feature the Baltimore Zoo and the Surfer on Acid.
Kamikaze shooters and So Co & Lime also will be making an appearance both upstairs and down. And, of course, glasses of bubbly for $4 throughout …

As is our tradition, the derby’s party is NO COVER. With a Free Champagne Toast at midnight … plus hats, tiaras, and noise makers.

This year, we’re also making available reservations for parties of 6 or more (email us at [email protected] to make a reservation AND to secure your free bottle of champagne, which will be given to all parties who earmark a table!)

Dress to impress… black tie optional .. or as a compliment to your favorite decade!

3. January 1, 2017 … Brunch … Walk of Shame … Stride of Pride …

Enjoy a little Hair of the Dog… a Breakfast Bowl with tator tots, some Huevos Rancheros, or a croissant with Nutella .. debrief about last night and get ready for the new year!! … and if you arrive in last night’s garb … you get a mosa or mary on us!”

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The Potomac Roasting Company is stocked with excellent coffee to meet almost any palate. But that’s not the only good news. We now offer free shipping for orders over $35.

The Potomac Roasting Company is a local micro-roaster specializing in artisan coffee. We precision roast high-quality beans sourced from small farms in Latin America and Africa that are owned and operated by women. We will make sure that your coffee is roasted the way you want it and delivered fresh.

Our newest coffee comes from Mbozi, Tanzania. We secured a shipment just before this small batch of delicious beans sold out. In Swahili, Usawa means balance and Kahawa means coffee. The beans are grown on small farms that are part of a cooperative promoting gender equity and market access for women. This is a smooth and balanced coffee that is sure to please.

We also received coffee shipments that were delayed following the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. That includes the most recent harvest of La Morena coffee beans from Huehuetenango, Guatemala. We have plenty in stock, so that you can stock up! Rounding out our specialty coffee choices are fresh roasts from prime coffee-producing regions of Colombia and Peru.

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