Liquid Courage


No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants

NEW:  Atlas Brew
The solar-powered craft brewery, Atlas Brew Works, is excited to announce its winter limited release: Giant Flaming Zombie Polar Bear. Sitting at a 9.4% ABV, Giant Flaming Zombie Polar Bear imparts orange citrus aromas and has a blend of Bravo, Mandarina Bavaria, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops. 2052 West Virginia Avenue NE; 202.832.0420; 

Brasserie Liberte
Brasserie Liberte is offering mimosa kits, which include a bottle of sparkling wine and seasonal juices for $35. For guests who prefer just the sparkling wine, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot “Yellow Label” is $75 or a bucket mini bottles (4) of Le Grand Courtâge Rosé are available for $40. 3251 Prospect Street NW; 202.878.8404;

Cork Wine Bar
Cork Wine Bar & Market and Pizzeria Paradiso have partnered on a wine retail pop-up every Thursday and Friday at Pizza Paradiso from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wine experts will be on hand to recommend and sell a special selection of different wines including individual bottles and four different themed 3-packs, which are exclusive to the pop-up. Each week, a different theme will be highlighted with the first week focusing on “Women Winemakers” in honor of both restaurants’ participation in the inaugural Women’s Food Fest. Individual wines vary from $15 to $45 per bottle. 4850 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; 202.265.2675; 

NEW:  Denizens Brewing Co. 
Denizens Brewing Co. releases Woman, You Nasty—a Mexican Chocolate Porter that encourages voting and donates its proceeds to Fair Fight. This Mexican Chocolate Porter is a twist on their Ponch’s Porter—with cocoa powder, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks, and guajillo chilis. Woman, You Nasty arrives at 6.5% ABV. 1115 EW Highway, Silver Spring, MD; 301.557.9818;

Fiola has introduced a newly renovated rooftop at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue called Fiola 2.0. Guests can indulge in signature handcrafted cocktails, wines by the glass, and other spirits - all paired with complimentary snacks. Menu enhancements include Calvisius Italian Caviar, artisan Italian cured pork Culatello, and more. 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.525.1402;

NEW:  Guinness
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery will host a ‘Black-Eyed Susan Day’ event on Thursday, October 22 to celebrate the limited-time collaboration beer called the Guinness x Tennessee Brew Works Black-Eyed Susan. The limited-edition brew is a golden ale with pineapple aged in rum barrels. The Maryland-themed event will feature live jazz music by Tamara Wellons and Band and a special menu to include red curry mussels with local blue crab and crab cake sliders with beer battered fries and Old Bay aioli. 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD;

Little Stable
The team behind Stable has created a cocktail-focused outpost of their authentic Swiss restaurant. The outdoor satellite location, Little Stable, will allow guests to enjoy some favorite items from the Stable menu in an in-person setting. Little Stable will operate Thursday-Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. until October 31. Little Stable's menu will center on warm, comforting food with three variations of Stable's signature fondue featuring a blend of Schlossberger Old, Schlossberger Young, and Vacherin cheeses, and more. 1354 H Street NE; 202.735.4890;

Mocktail club
Mocktail Club features non-alcoholic cocktails reminiscent of classic cocktails, but with a modern twist. Each of these drinks is created with functional benefits and include antioxidants and prebiotics for digestive health. Options include capri sour, bombay fire, havana twist, and more. Locations of Mocktail Club are listed

Ottoman Taverna
Ottoman Taverna is offering bottomless mimosas as part of their brunch menu. The bottomless mimosas are available for $39.99. 425 I Street NW; 202.847.0389;

Planet Wine
Planet Wine is offering an Autumn wine pack. Guests can find a sustainable Slovenian orange wine, a warming white Côtes du Rhône, a fruit and spice bomb of a Garnacha, and a local, rich, and round Cabernet Franc. The pack is available at $65 for four 750 ml bottles. 2004 Mount Vernon Avenue; 703.549.3444;

Rako Pop Up with Oyster Oyster
Oyster Oyster is having a daytime coffee shop pop-up with local RĀKO Coffee Roasters. Oyster Oyster’s pop-up with Rako includes espresso carts dispensing made-to-order milk and alt-milk based espresso drinks, baked goods and teas from Chef Rubba, and a retail shop selling brewing essentials and bagged coffee. 1440 8th Street NW;