Lots of Libations


Photo: Nycci Nellis

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

Calvert Woodley 
Calvert Woodley is offering their assistance to World Central Kitchen by donating $5,000 to their efforts. Guests can show their support for their mission with the purchase of a bottle of the 2020 Liquid Geography Garnacha Rosé. 50% of the proceeds of 'Liquid Geography' Garnacha go directly to support the efforts of World Central Kitchen. calvertwoodley.com

DC Brau 
DC Brau is excited to launch the 4th Annual Pride Pils just in time for National Coming Out Day. Proceeds from the sale of all Pride Pils cans will benefit both The Blade Foundation and SMYAL. Brau Pils will hit the region’s shelves in vibrant purple cans prominently featuring the combined artwork of the winning PRIDE PILS competition designs from Josette Matoto (2017), Alden Leonard (2018) and Maggie Dougherty (2019). The combination of the three designs represents the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and shows no matter how different, we all can come together as one. 

NEW:  Disco Mary
Disco Mary is seeking to raise the bar on how people party. Maria Bastach, former wine director and operations manager of Maydan and Compass Rose, is opening her pop-up within the Columbia Room with a nightlife vibe where the focus is on conversation, connection, and plants. Pairing apothecary cocktails using herbal ingredients with a menu of plant-forward food, Disco Mary wants to offer choices when it comes to going out, including no- and low-alcohol cocktails using ingredients such as adaptogenic mushrooms, super-fruits, and calming herbs. 124 Blagden Alley NW; 202.316.9396;

NEW:  Espita
Espita’s new fall cocktails are officially out and highlighting all fall flavors and spices.  Try out the manzana agria (with mezcal, spiced apple syrup, calvados, pimento dram, and an apple garnish) or the café royale (la fuerza vermouth, aged rum, mezcal, coffee, cinnamon apple tea syrup, and whole egg) to get you into the fall spirit. 1250 9th Street NW; 202.621.9695;

Japanese American Society
The American sake industry is a powerful symbol of the ties between our two countries and a reflection of Japanese culture’s broad appeal in the United States. JASWDC has long been proud to collaborate with American brewers such as North American Sake in Charlottesville, VA, and Brooklyn Kura in Brooklyn, NY. This agreement will open the door to more opportunities for members to learn about--and try-- American-brewed sake from across the country. 

NEW:  Lupo Pizzeria
Lupo Pizzeria wants to call attention to their late night hours which are until 1 am during the weekend and until 2 am on Friday and Saturday. If you're looking for your late night pizza fix or even a full course Italian feast after your night out on 14th St, Lupo Pizzeria has plenty of late night bites. 1908 14th Street NW; 202.506.6137;

Virginia Wine Month is now in session, and Professor Erin Dudley has prepared an insightful seminar exploring the history of winemaking in our great Commonwealth. Guests can explore wines from the history with selections like Early Mountain Vineyards Young Wine Red, Barboursville Octagon, and more.

NEW:  Opaline
Opaline Bar & Brasserie is presenting new fall cocktails beginning and new French-inspired bar bites. Cocktails include the Le Cocktail Café et Cognac (Hennessy, Kahlua, Frangelico, espresso, sugar, hot water and whipped cream), Le Rouge (Tanqueray gin, yellow chartreuse, honey, lime juice and Beets). 806 15th Street, NW; 202.730.8701;

NEW:  Rogi 
Rogi is featuring DIY cocktails for both older wizards and younger wizards. Powders, potions and magic dust help create 3 different drinks that delight simple Muggles by changing color, sparkling and creating the perfect traditional Hogsmeade Butterbeer. Written in Fairie blood on an edible spell scroll, remember the recipes by eating the scroll! (Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to mix not included. Each "Spell" will create 3-4 drinks, for 9-12 drinks total). 238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA; 703.550.6220;