Where to Celebrate July 4 in DC
5247 Wisconsin Ave NW
Chatter is celebrating Independence Day by hosting their “’Merican Pie Challenge.” Entry is $40, free if you successfully complete the challenge. Contestants have 60 minutes to eat a hot-dog stuffed cornbread in a hamburger pie-crust layered with mac-n-cheese tossed tater-tots, mounded by mashed potatoes and topped with chicken fingers and bacon, along with a cup of Wilbon’s Chili and finished off with a slice of Key-Lime Pie (no bathroom breaks). Winners receive a Chatter T-shirt, $25 Chatter gift card, and a shout-out on The Tony Kornheiser Show podcast. Available Saturday, June 30 – Saturday, July 7 during business hours. To ensure a spot, call 24 hours prior to feasting at 202-362-8040 and for more information, visitwww.chatterdc.com.
City Tap Dupont
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
City Tap Dupont celebrates its first-ever Independence Day by inviting guests in for an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink Backyard BBQ from 1-5 p.m. on July 4. For $35, guests can dig into unlimited hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, and coleslaw, while drinking select wines and beers including Founders All Day IPA, Founders Solid Gold, and Sierra Nevada BFG cans. Guests can reserve spots for the Backyard BBQ on Eventbrite, or visit City Tap Dupont to order off the restaurant’s full lunch menu. Make reservations at City Tap Dupont at www.dupont.citytap.com or by calling 202-878-8235.
City Tap Penn Quarter
901 9th St NW
City Tap Penn Quarter’s annual BeerBQ is happening July 4 from 12-5 p.m, “pitting” regional breweries against their kitchen to compete for the title of crowd-favorite barbecue. City Tap, 3 Stars Brewing Co., Evolution Craft Brewing, and Center of the Universe Brewing Co. will all cook up their best barbecue on City Tap’s patio. $18 platters will feature samples of each BBQ plus coleslaw and potato salad. Select beers from each brewery will be $5, or guests can sip frozen John Dalys, stout beer-ice cream floats, and citrus-y shandy cocktails. Competitive guests can email Danielle Mahar at email@example.com to sign up for a cornhole tournament from 12-2 p.m. The guest who shows up to the BeerBQ wearing the most patriotic outfit will also walk away with a $100 City Tap gift card (must be present to win.) City Tap Penn Quarter’s full brunch menu will also be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make reservations at City Tap Penn Quarter at www.pennquarter.citytap.com or by calling 202-733-5333.
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
2150 N. Culpeper Street
Arlington, V.A. 22207
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe is the perfect place to pick up all the red, white, and blue sweets you need for your Fourth of July celebrations this year. Offerings include hand-painted chocolate treats, festive petit fours, cupcakes, cakes, and more. Placing orders in advance is highly recommended. For more information visit http://heidelbergbakery.com/ or call 703-527-8394.
Over 55 Hilton properties in the DC region are celebrating the Fourth of July with a distinctively D.C. package, including several with views of the fireworks including Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C – The Wharf, Washington Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City, and Hampton Inn & Suites Washington D.C./Navy Yard Area. The Capital Adventure Package seeks to offer those traveling in for the holiday or guests looking for a fun stay-cation exclusive access to some of the city’s most unique experiences while saving over $200. Guests will be able to celebrate the summer with warm weather activities like attending Washington Nationals and D.C. United games, seeing the sights on a family Segway tour, and cooling off with a scoop from local favorite, Ice Cream Jubilee. The offer details available in full here.
1350 I Street NW
Pennsylvania 6 DC will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with bottomless red, white, and blue pancakes. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, guests can feast on pancakes smothered in strawberries, whipped cream, and blueberries. Enjoy the specialty dish while toasting to America with the half-off bottomless mimosa bar for $9.50. Reservations at Pennsylvania 6 can be made at www.pennsylvania6dc.com or guests can call 202-796-1600.
1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
Radiator gets the holiday celebration going early with an extended happy hour on the patio on July 3. From 4 p.m. to close, guests can enjoy select $4 beers, $5 wines, and a $6 “daily fix” cocktail while snacking on croquetas, disco tater tots, and lobster grilled cheese. Connect Four and Jenga games will also be available.
For July 4, Washingtonians and out-of-towners are invited to the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel rooftop bar for a patriotic holiday BBQ hosted by Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden. A special holiday menu of backyard bites, July 4 cocktails and summer slushies will be provided. A selection of hot dogs and hamburgers highlighting regional flavors from across the country include coney dogs, half smokes, Chi-dogs, OG burgers, and of course the classic corn dog. The rooftop bar opens at 5 p.m. every day (weather permitting); no reservation or cover charge required for the July 4 BBQ.
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Enjoy a star-spangled July 4th holiday with the memorable Red, White, and Blue overnight room package at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. With its premiere central location in Arlington, Virginia, the hotel offers beautifully traditional yet modern touches, and is a short distance from iconic monuments, renowned museums and important historical sights. The Red, White, and Blue Package includes deluxe room accommodations, a breakfast buffet at Fyve Restaurant and Lounge, 2 complimentary SmarTrip cards, and a delicious take away picnic lunch. Finish the evening with a vibrant firework show at the National Mall. The July Fourth room package is available Monday July 2 through Friday July 6, 2018 based on space availability, starting at $319 per night.
1350 Okie St NE
City Winery is hosting its first Red White & Booze themed menu on July 4, featuring three dedicated dishes and wine options as well as a themed cocktail. Enjoy Firecracker Shrimp, PEI Mussels with lime pesto and chorizo, and Watermelon Mango Salad with a Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade or featured Brut and Brut Rose.
2446 18th St NW
For July 4, dig into an elevated beer and hot dog combo at Roofers Union. Executive Chef Jenn Flynn is cooking up homemade corn dogs all day, served as a platter of 2 with beer cheese for $11. Pair the dogs with a frosty pint or a special beer from General Manager and Beer Director Dave Delaplaine’s cellar selection for a tasty meal. Make reservations at Roofers Union at www.roofersuniondc.com or by calling 202-232-7663.
The Salt Line
79 Potomac Avenue SE
Celebrate America’s birthday throughout the week with The Salt Line. On Tuesday, July 3, join the Capitol Riverfront restaurant after the Washington Nationals host the Boston Red Sox for a prime viewing of the team’s postgame fireworks display. The following day, Fourth of July, The Salt Line will open its outdoor bar and extended lounge area at 10 a.m. for fans to enjoy food and drinks before the 11:05 a.m. Nationals game. For those not attending the game, enjoy it on the outdoor televisions.