Washington, DC


79 Potomac Avenue, SE

From All-Purpose Pizzeria Capitol Riverfront (79 Potomac Ave SE):

“Join us for Grateful Dead Pizza Night before or after the Washington Nationals Grateful Dead Night on Tuesday, August 13!

We’ll have special menu items like “The Pig Pen” pie with mozzarella, breakfast sausage, mushrooms and grana and “The Stella Blue” a color-changing, frozen gin and tonic! Read More

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From the Capitals:

“The Washington Capitals and Devils Backbone Brewing Company announced today Capit-Ale India Pale Ale, an easy drinking, hoppy brew. Beginning in September, 16 oz. cans will be available for purchase at Capital One Arena through the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL season. The beverage will also be available on draft at select retail locations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Capit-Ale will be available in two can designs, launching with a can featuring the Capitals mural installation at L’Enfant Plaza, designed by the Washington, D.C., based artists BroCoLoco. The Capitals partnered with BroCoLoco and local artists to install murals across several neighbors in the Washington, D.C., region. Read More

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From the Nationals:

“Today, the Washington Nationals launched the Kids Eat Free program, a brand-new initiative that will offer complimentary meals for children ages 12 and under beginning with the July 22nd game against the Colorado Rockies and running through the Labor Day game vs. the New York Mets. The Nationals are the first Major League team to offer free meals to all young fans at every home game. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Stewart

“Dear PoPville,

I am not sure I understand why DC is not hosting the parade for the US Women’s National Soccer team. We have a great team the Washington Spirit, one of its players is on the National team. DC is the Nation’s capitol. Sponsors like Audi would help fund it. Why are we punting in this, and giving this up to NYC?”

On the other hand from Five Thirty Eight:

A ticker-tape parade through lower Manhattan is pretty much the quintessential homecoming for American heroes. So it’s fitting that the conquering U.S. women’s soccer team — which won the World Cup on Sunday — will get its second parade in four years down New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” on Wednesday morning. That’s an appropriate honor after one of the most dominating performances we’ve ever seen in all of sports history.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: I imagine every single restaurant/bar will have it on TV for the brunch question but for the kids – anyone know if Dupont Circle will have an outdoor screen? Any other suggestions for those with kids?

“Dear PoPville,

We’ve been following the Women’s World Cup and would love to watch the final surrounded by fans! Does anyone have some good recommendations of kid friendly watch parties happening in DC on Sunday? The kids are preschool/elementary age and we love something with a little food so we could keep them munching throughout the game.

Any thoughts? Would love an electric atmosphere to see the women bring home a championship!”

Andrew wonders if “maybe there will be an outdoor watch party?”

Mina also asks: “Can y’all tell us where we can get brunch Sunday and watch the championship game this will be vital crucial information as the game is at 11 AM THANKS”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Gruber

Speaking of fireworks, I always get lots of queries about this one as it’s starting. Good reminder from the Nationals:

“Since Nationals Park opened its gates in 2008, July 3rd fireworks have become a tradition here in the team’s Navy Yard home. Fans are invited to stay after the 6:05 p.m. game to enjoy this year’s edition of the Freedom Fireworks show!”

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1055 5th Street, NW

Thanks to Michael for sending word that CitySwing had opened in the former Ace Hardware space.

Their website says:

“CitySwing is an immersive pop up golf experience in the heart of the city. We believe golf should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Our space was created for a wide range of golfers – from those addicted to the game to those that have never imagined themselves participating. Think of us as an alternative to outdoor golf when time, weather or proximity prohibit traditional play and as an inclusive and non-intimidating place to practice, or simply get introduced to the game. We are passionate about 3 things: Read More

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From a press release:

“Global sports entertainment leaders, Topgolf and Complex Sports and Entertainment, are bringing the Topgolf Crush experience to Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals, from August 22-25. Topgolf Crush Nationals Park, presented by Coca-Cola and Black Clover, will give sports fans, golfers and non-golfers alike a chance to crush golf balls from the third baseline of Nationals Park into colorful targets on the field. Tickets will go on sale at 10am ET on Friday June 14, at nationals.com/Topgolf.

The four-day festival will include delicious food and beverage options, music for those wanting to keep the fun going before or after their tee time, limited edition Topgolf Crush merchandise available for purchase and additional entertainment options for attendees of all ages. Read More

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