Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Capitol Riverfront

Posted on February 12, 2016

Spend your Valentine's Day at one of the many dining and recreational options in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. 

Whether you'd like a fancy dinner or a more laid-back ambiance with craft brewed beer, whether you're single and want a night or brunch out with the guys and gals or are looking for a more lively activity, here are some ideas!

Enjoy a brunch date at Scarlet Oak, Agua 301, Due South, Arsenal at Bluejacket, or Osteria Morini. If you're feeling more single, head to The Big Stick's Broken Hearts Brunch between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm for bottomless brunch drink options and DJ-spun beats.

For a more active date, head to Canal Park Ice Rink, open on Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. $9 admission for adults and $4 skate rental.

For the beverage enthusiasts, reserve a Bluejacket Brewery Tasting Tour, which includes a full tour of the brewery and 5 tasting pours for $29.

For dinner, check out these pre-fixe Valentine's menus at Osteria Morini and Due South, and make your reservation today!

Make Valentine's even sweeter with ice cream and sorbet pints from Ice Cream Jubilee or sweets from Osteria Morini.


Your Ultimate Capitol Riverfront Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 18, 2015

Last minute shoppers, have no fear! Give the gift of the Capitol Riverfront this holiday season.

For the Athlete: Memberships to VIDA Fitness and DCBFIT will surely win them over! Go the distance and pick up more athletic essentials at Pacers and GNC.

For the Foodie: Give creative ice cream flavors from Ice Cream Jubilee, now shipping nationwide; a basket with specialty food items from local market Cornercopia; or a gift card from 30+ Capitol Riverfront restaurants.

For the Beverage Enthusiast:  Fill their stockings with limited edition craft beer bottles from Bluejacket Bottle Shop, or pick up a bottle of something nice and bubbly at local wine & spirits store Harry's Reserve.

For the Philanthropist: Make a donation to Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) in a family member or friend's honor. Your gift at any level this holiday season will contribute to AWS's ambitious and achievable goal of a swimmable and fishable Anacostia River.

For Him: Dress him up in the latest styles from Hugh & Crye, a DC based menswear company right in the Capitol Riverfront offering dress shirts, blazers, and accessories.

For Her: An Aura Spa or Bang Salon giftcard lets her pick the perfect pampering treatment; or pick out one of a kind furniture pieces and home accents at EVO Furniture Gallery.

For the Kids: Purchase skating admission to Canal Park Ice Rink as a fun outdoor activity, or Trapeze School classes for the adventurous little ones!

For the Pets: Unleashed by Petco carries a wide variety of pet supplies, including gourmet puppy treats and festive apparel, for your four-legged friends.  


Grand Slam Guide to Opening Day Specials & Events

Posted on March 24, 2015

Baseball Block Party presented by 106.7 the Fan is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Canal Park at 2nd and M Street, SE, featuring the station’s live pregame show, live music from For the Win and Jeff from Accounting, food trucks, and craft beverages.

Bluejacket Brewery’s Opening Day Fest in Lot O at 4th and Tingey Streets, SE kicks off at 11:00 am and last until 4:00 pm, featuring live music, games, and craft brewed beer; as well as specialty burgers from Bluejacket, GBD fried chicken sandwiches and doughnuts, and Red Apron Butcher hotdogs.

TaKorean offers $2 off tacos, as well as rice and slaw bowls, two hours before every home game for the 2015 baseball season.

Agua 301 features happy hour food and drink specials from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm, including $4 draft beers, $5 wines, $6 margaritas, 2 for $5 tacos, and more.

Ballpark District newcomer The Big Stick offers happy hour from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm with $2 off drafts, $2 off wine, and $2 off rail drinks.

Willie's Brew & Que serves a BBQ sandwich lunch special with chips, slaw, and a soda for $10 - $12 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Happy hour begins at 3:00 pm, ending at 7:00 pm, with $5 draft pints and $20 pitchers.

Gordon Biersch features food and beverage specials from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

For a healthier pregame fix, stop by Sweetgreen to try the new spring menu featuring the Local Blue Cheese Bacon Salad and Chamomile Mint Iced Tea.

Kruba Thai & Sushi offers a lunch special of one entree, miso soup and a spring roll for $11.95 plus tax.

Newly opened Bonchon Chicken serves tasty wings, drumsticks, and strips, as well as other Korean favorites, perfect for a pregame lunch or snack.

Park Tavern’s seasonal specials include $8 wings, $7 nachos, and $3.50 Coors Light. Happy hour is from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with $5 house wines and select draft beer, $5 vodka drinks, & food specials.

In a hurry? Grab a quick bite on the way to the game from Subway, Potbelly, Lot 38, 100 Montaditos, Nando's Peri-Peri, Cornercopia, Harris Teeter, Subway Cafe, or Five Guys!

Ice Cream Jubilee has new summer hours (Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm) and a baseball ticket giveaway! Show your ticket and get a free extra scoop or waffle cone by showing your ticket (same day as game).

Osteria Morini's happy hour is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with $7 specialty cocktails, $5 draft beer, $7 tap wine, $20 wine bottles, and $5 small bites.‚Äč

Post-game plans? Justin's Cafe will be serving fifty cent wings with purchase of a beer during the night to celebrate Nationals Opening Day & the NCAA March Madness Championship. Half Priced Wine Bottles are also available on Monday nights at Justin’s Café. Lastly, Progressive Happy Hour begins at 5:00 pm with $3 drafts, $4 rail drinks, and $5 Firefly Vodka from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; $4 drafts and $5 rail drinks from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; and $5 drafts from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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Nothing But Natitude in the Capitol Riverfront

Posted on September 18, 2014

Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on clinching the National League East title earlier this week in Atlanta by toppling the Braves! The baseball celebration continues in the Capitol Riverfront; and we are thrilled that the #Natitude will endure among residents, employees, and visitors in the neighborhood. Hooray for post-season! Stay tuned for more announcements from the Capitol Riverfront BID regarding post-season events and activities.

But wait, there is still more of the regular season! The Nats will play 7 more games during the last full week in September at Nationals Park. Click here for the full schedule. Headed to a game or two? Be sure to enjoy dining options in the Capitol Riverfront before and after visiting Nats Park.

Here are more fun events at Nationals Park this season:

  • The Jr. Nationals Kids Club is will host the first Movie Night at Nationals Park! All families are invited to Nationals Park on Friday, September 19th, to enjoy an evening in the outfield and watch The LEGO Movie. Arrive early to enjoy entertainment before the feature. Select concessions will be available throughout the evening. Centerfield gates will open at 6:00 pm The Lego Movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Purchase tickets here.
  • Take your four-legged friend out to the ballgame for Pups in the Park on Wednesday, September 24th, at 7:05 pm to watch the Nationals take on the New York Mets. Owner tickets, which include access to the Picnic Area Pup Zone, cost $25. Pup tickets cost $10, which will be donated to the Washington Humane Society. Purchase tickets here.

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We're Back on the Blog, and 5x5 is Back in the Neighborhood!

Posted on September 12, 2014

Take a walk through the Capitol Riverfront and explore public art from now until December of this year. The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is hosting public art as part of The 5x5 Project at two different sites including Building 170, owned by JBG, in Tingey Square and Canal Park. 

The 5x5 Project, an initiative of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), is an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators.

The exhibit in Canal Park by Kota Ezawa, titled Hand Vote is a visual representation of democracy by one of its most prevalent signifiers: the vote. Hand Vote functions as a monument to the people, a symbol of collective governance.

At Building 170, Glenn Kaino presents a site-specific bridge suspended from the ceiling, engaging the verticality of the vast space. Glenn Kaino's Bridge reads from afar as a golden-slatted rope footbridge, though closer inspection reveals that the "slats" are in the form of a familiar arm, not quite recognizable out of context. The slats are made from a contemporary cast of athlete Tommie Smith's limb, made an iconic symbol of Black Power in 1968 when Smith, aged 24, won first place in the 200-meter Olympic Race in Mexico City.

Like what you see? The Capitol Riverfront BID wants to see too! Post your best photo of your favorite 5x5 art exhibit in the Capitol Riverfront on Twitter or Instagram, and be sure to include @capitolriverfront (on Insta) and @capitolrvrfront (on Twitter) and #5x5dc in the caption. Best photo will win a Bluejacket gift card!

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