All Purpose, Bluejacket and Brookland’s Finest Ready for Baseball. Update: The Ugly Mug and Valor Brewpub Ready Too

From All Purpose (79 Potomac Ave, SE):

“All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will be launching their new “Head to Head Series” for the Nationals Opening Weekend March 28 – 31.

For select series in the 2019 season, All-Purpose will pit local brews from DC Brau against a brewery from the city of the visiting team in a friendly competition at the restaurant before and after the games.

The first series is March 28 – 31 when the Nationals face the Mets and All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront will feature DC Brau’s Joint Resolution and Full Count as well as New York-based SingleCut Beersmith’s Weird & Gilly IPA and Plaintop Pilsner.

All-Purpose in Capitol Riverfront will now be open Monday – Friday at 5pm and will open two hours before the first pitch for all weekday home games

From Bluejacket (300 Tingey St, SE):

“Opening at 10am, we’ll have no fewer than 5 classic lagers on tap, including a brand new Dunkel, They Both Melt. This dark lager is crisp and refreshing, with toasty, nutty malt richness punctuated by herbal German hop notes. Subtly nuanced and balanced, They Both Melt has been traditionally lagered for 6 weeks and is naturally carbonated.

Bluejacket will pour an array of hop-forward juicy brews (5-6 total) on Opening Day as well, with a fresh batch of Perfect Places, our hazy IPA brewed exclusively with Nelson Sauvin hops, leading the list. For the second year in a row, we are releasing Perfect Places on draft and in a special, commemorative can for Opening Day. We’re also debuting Keener Sounds, a tart blond ale finished with key limes and vanilla beans. Nats fans can expect a few more fruited sours to round out this list as well (including new batches of Hurricane Alley, our Passionfruit sour ale, and Wallflower, a sour ale dry-hopped with Citra and Galaxy).

Chef Marcelle Afram will fire up the outdoor grill for the occasion, and we’ll have a handful of special cocktails and wines by-the-glass, as well.

Grill Menu:

BOOZY BURGER fontina & jalapeño stuffed, beer glazed, LTO $14
FALAFEL BURGER dill yogurt, LTO $12
CHORIZO roasted peppers, guacamole, hoagie roll $10
STICKY SMOKY MUMBO RIBS sweet & spicy peanuts, classic slaw $15
CHICKEN KEBAB garlic toom, fermented harissa, drunken cucumbers, piadina $14
GRILLED FLATBREADS: braised short rib, green chili, garlic, dill $12; and za’atar, whipped labneh, cucumber, tomato $10
GRILLED CAULIFLOWER pine nuts, harissa aioli, pomegranate molasses $9
CRAZY CORN boursin, chipotle mayo, parmesan, cilantro $6

Cocktails (all $12):
Bourbon Mule – Old Forester, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice
Sunshine Slim – Belle Isle Grapefruit Moonshine, Soda, splash of grapefruit juice
Seacrets & Cola – Seacrets Spiced Rum & Coca Cola
Mexican Lemonade – Volcan Tequila & Pelligrino Limonata
Dark & Spicy – Seacrets Spiced Rum & Ginger Beer
Lemon Gin Fizz – Bar Hill Gin & Peilligrino Limonata

Wines by the Glass:
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion $9
Smoke Tree Rose $11
Larkin Chardonnay (375 can) $20″

Photo by Scott Suchman

From Brookland’s Finest (3126 12th Street, NE):

“Brookland’s Finest will celebrate the Nationals’ opening day on Thursday, March 28th by offering $5 special draft pricing on local brewery Denizen’s Brewing Co.’s Bohemian Pils (also on tap at Nationals Stadium). Executive Chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso will also offer her signature Jumbo Smoked Wings with French fries for $14 all day on the 28th.”

From The Ugly Mug and Valor (723 8th Street, SE on Barracks Row):

“The Ugly Mug and Valor Brewpub celebrate The Nationals’ opening day on Thursday, March 28 with lots of food and beer specials, including:

Tennessee Hot Chicken sandwich $11

BBQ sandwich $11

Half Smoke $10

$2 fries or tater tots with purchase

Beer Specials: $4 Miller Lite, $5 Blue Moon (only available at The Ugly Mug)

Additionally, The Mug Bug is ready to roll! The Mug Bug will chauffer customers of Valor and The Ugly Mug from their location on Barracks Row to Nationals Stadium free of charge. Doors open at 11am.”

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