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Bardo Brewing on the Anacostia River

In Alcohol, Beer by RUNINdcLeave a Comment

here’s a new brewery on the Anacostia River and it has began a month-long soft opening – just in time for baseball season. Bardo Brewery which moved from the Trinidad location Bladensburg has moved after five years. Now the beergarden on 25 Potomac Ave SE, recognized as one of the best 22 in America by Timeout, has 2 acres right on the …

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Festival Goers to take over H Street, Sat

In Bar, Beer, Events, Fashion, Festival, H Street by RUNINdc

his Saturday, Sept 17, H Street will transform once again into a celebration of food, culture and fun. For it’s eleventh year, a festival that seems to grow and expand every year, this year promises to be no different. For 7+ hours from noon to dusk, hundreds of vendors and thousands of festival-goers (last year attracted over 200,000) will flood …

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Port City Named Best Small Brewery of Year

In Beer by RUNINdc

Port City Brewing Company based in Alexandria VA, had a pretty stellar weekend at the Great American Beer Festival, winning silver medals for its Porter and Monumental IPA, and a bronze medal for Optimal Wit. This puts Port City in a four-way tie for the most medals earned at the Festival as well as recognizing Port City for the best Small Brewing Company …

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EquityEats Modifies Prequel Model

In Bar, Beer, Food by RUNINdc

When Prequel launched at the former Living Social building on 918 F St in Penn Quarter earlier this year, Washingtonians of all income levels could invest in a new popup restaurant  and earn an equity stake with the potential to make more if the business grows.  Residents were taking advantage of the new DC law that allowed non-accredited investors to crowd fund a new …

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Folklife Fest’s New (& Improved) Home

In Beer, Chef, Events, Festival, Food, Smithsonian by RUNINdc

Last year, the National Park Service laid down a new set of rules. After spending millions on new turf in the Nation’s mall, they decided to severely restrict its use. Gone was Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, as well as Dept of Energy’s Solar Decathlon When the Smithsonian was directed to squeeze its tents and structures onto the gravel …

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Pre-Social Media Happy Hour @Parlay

In Alcohol, Asian, Bar, Beer, Chef, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Fashion, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Happy Hour, Hotel, Music, News & Culture, Photos, Pizza, Review, Sandwiches, Steak, Wine by RUNINdc

Photos by Skovra Ltd Parlay was the chosen location for the 3rd Annual Pre-Social Media Happy Hour. What an ideal location in the heart of Dupont Circle-Golden Triangle, a casual sports lounge with a fancy dining area, an awesome bar with the friendliest bartenders and just an awesome place to host an event. Parlay is known for its beer — …

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Pre Social Media Day HH @Parlay

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Events, Food, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

Let’s pre-game for Social Media Day by gathering for the 3rd Annual Pre Social Media Day Happy Hour on Tuesday, 6/23 Parlay Restaurant & Lounge Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres will be served When: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm Where: Parlay DC Restaurant & Lounge Washington, DC 20036 Metro: Dupont Circle, Farragut North & West #preSMDayDC Presented by: Chris: …

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Stetson’s up for Sale

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Closing, Food by RUNINdc

Stetsons has a wide and storied past. It was a location of a saloon during the Prohibition era; a popular club during the Duke Ellington days, a ravaged venue during the Martin Luther King riots and in 1980 it was reborn as a local neighborhood bar. Now the DC Bar for sale will be seeing a new lease on life. …

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Nepal Relief Fundraiser @Court Haus Social

In Arlington, Bar, Beer, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Fundraiser, German, Misc by RUNINdc

Come snack on delicious dishes at the newly opened CourtHaus Social while we raise money for the Nepal Relief. $20 gets you entry including a wide selection of German & American mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. Pls purchase your tickets on Bookalokal: http://bit.ly/1JSAhBX 100% of the ticket price will support earthquake victims in Nepal Georgetown Stands with Nepal Nepal Rising – Washington …

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EU Embassy Run

In Adams Morgan, Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Charity, Cleveland Park, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Embassy, Events, Fashion, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Fundraiser, Georgetown, German, Happy Hour, Italian, Metro, Music, Sandwiches, Travelling, Wine by RUNINdc

Last year a group of 40 runners informally gathered together to run to a dozen embassies along 13 miles in DC on EU Open House Day. Due to the popularity of the event the run expanded into an organized event doubling the number of runners. The event included a fundraiser at Lebanese Taverna for We Are Family as well as …

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DC Lepracon Saturday

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Events, Fun by RUNINdc

• General Admission access for 1 to the PubCrawls.com Official Washington DC Leprecon on Saturday 3/7 • Access to all participating venues • REGISTRATION VENUE: Midtown Party Plex: 1219 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036 • REGISTRATION HOURS: [12pm – 10pm] – See more at: http://pubcrawls.com/events/saint-paddys/the-official-washington-dc-leprecon.php#sthash.4YWna3dA.dpuf Grab your shamrock, rub your rabbit’s foot, and crack open your mason jar of …

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Convivial on track to Open this Spring

In Bar, Beer, Chef, Food, Openings, Shaw by RUNINdc

Shaw’s resurgence is still hot and heavy.  People’s Best New Chef Mid-Atlantic Cedric Maupillier‘s Convivial is on track to open this summer.  Last year CityMarket at O with its 600-plus residence, Giant supermarket and Cambria Suites hotel has transformed the once violent community into a vibrant neighborhood con|viv|i|al Relating to or fond of: feasting, drinking and good company. Instagram @convivialrestaurant …

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Chaplin’s Launches Industry Nights

In Alcohol, Bar, Beer, Chef, Fun by RUNINdc

Washington City Paper’s Jessica reports that Chaplin’s will be launching Industry Nights starting in March. Guest chefs and bartenders from all over the city and country rotated through the kitchen for monthly Monday night parties. Chaplin’s Restaurant head bartender Chad Spangler and his event productions company, Closed Sessions, are launching something similar called Closed Sessions Industry Night. Instead of a …

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Carving Room’s Big Two Brings New Slices

In Bar, Beer, Food, Food Blogger, Fun, Review, Sandwiches, Weekly Picks by RUNINdc

It’s a New York deli meets Casablanca cafe. he Carving Room, the Mount Vernon deli, just celebrated it’s Big Two and they’re dishing out some delicious carvings of poblano, pastrami, brisket, reuben and a great lineup of new beer. And it doesn’t stop there. Burgers, wings, and beer are a few of the reasons people come for lunch and end up staying for dinner. If you’re …

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Mardi Gras Bash @ Bayou

In Bar, Beer, Cajun, Events, Festival, Foggy Bottom, Food, Fun, Music, Review by RUNINdc

Fat Tuesday happens only once a year, and unfortunately it fell on the day with the biggest snowstorm to hit DC this winter. The temperature was downright frigid and driving through the city was horrendous.  But Big Easy fanatics from all around the Beltway came out of the woodwork to dance, prance and indulge during the 5th annual Mardi Gras Celebration at …

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Red Bull Sues Old Ox to Change Name

In Ashburn, Beer, Lawsuit by RUNINdc

The Old Ox Brewery released a public letter asking Red Bull  to drop its complaint.  Attorneys for Red Bull assert that consumers might confuse the brands because an “ox” and a “bull” both fall within the same class of ‘bovine’ animals and are virtually indistinguishable to most consumers. In addition, an ox is a castrated bull.” Complaint can be found here …

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Sauf Haus Asks Customers to Choose Cocktail Menu

In Beer, Dupont Circle, Fun, German by RUNINdc

Sauf Haus Bier Hall which just opened last fall is looking forward to spring.  Known for their wide selection of German beer on tap (16 exactly), Sauf Haus is also planning a diverse cocktail list to satisfy all palates. With 16 German drafts (some on seasonal rotation), a seasonal beertail list, giant pretzels, and a sweet outdoor space with long, communal …

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PR Flacks @ The Gryphon

In Bar, Beer, Dupont Circle, Events, Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Review by RUNINdc

Located on Connecticut Ave Nw. In DC right around the corner from the Dupont Circle Metro, The Gryphon is a restaurant and bar with an old world sense of style. Sporting black walls, leather sofas, gilded mirrors, mounted bull’s heads and antler chandelier. This location is impressive in size and scope for sure and was easily able to host two …

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Duffy’s Gets a D

In Bar, Beer, Food, Irish, Review by RUNINdc

Duffy’s is good for what it is.  It’s ideal to get bar food and drink beer.  The place is known for its wings, but when I took a bite, I quickly realized it’s definitely not the best in the city. In fact, it’s not even close.  The tots also weren’t amazing. Some were soggy and too salty. it’s a good …

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St Paddies Day @ Irish Channel

In Bar, Beer, Chinatown, Events, Festival, Food, Fun, Irish by RUNINdc

Back in the 1600’s, the Catholic church created St Patrick’s Day to commemorate Christianity’s arrival in Ireland — boy has the holiday evolved over the years. Today, St Patrick’s Day is a week long event featuring several Irish bands and specials.  During the week our beloved Brian Gaffney, Peter Baker and Aine Doherty performs. On Sunday, the Channel participates in …