Just because the holiday season has come to an end doesn’t mean the fun does. Say goodbye to the winter blues and hello to riverfront fun because our Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is still jam-packed with exciting activities to keep you busy all winter long. Let us walk you through your perfect Capitol Riverfront winter season activities.
Take a Spin around the Canal Park Ice Rink
The Canal Park Ice Rink is open until mid-March, which gives you plenty of time to show off those “figure 8”s. Open Sunday through Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Fridays from 12:00 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm, the ice rink is the place to get out in the neighborhood and have some winter fun. 200 M St, SE
Taste a Flight of Flavors at Ice Cream Jubilee
Tasting flights are back at Ice Cream Jubilee with Lunar New Year flavors for the winter months. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a range of exciting new and Asian-inspired flavors including Red Bean Almond Cookie, Roasted Barley Tea, Miso Caramel & Peanut Butter Cookies, Dan Tat Brulee and Pear Plum Wine Sorbet. Tastings will occur every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting January 13 through February 12. One tasting flight ticket ($19) includes one serving of these 5 limited edition flavors and an ice cream pint to take home. Tickets are available here so reserve a tasting flight today! 301 Water St. SE
Chow down at Bottomless Brunch
At Capitol Riverfront, you either go bottomless, or go home! Gatsby is “cheers”-ing to another year of our roaring ‘20s with the introduction of a bottomless brunch: 90 minutes of unlimited drinks with the purchase of any entrée. Or check out one of our many other brunch options featured here. With 20+ brunch locations in the neighborhood there’s a perfect brunch waiting for everyone. 1201 Half Street SE
Have a "Me" day
If the weather’s got you feeling drab, treat yourself to a spa day at one our 10+ neighborhood spas and salons, and finish off a day of pampering with a mini staycation at one of our popular hotels. Whether a facial from Silver Mirror, a massage from Aura Spa, or a mani-pedi at your favorite nail salon - go on and give yourself a glow!
Splash into Summer a Little Early
Experience a taste of summer in the middle of winter at Royal Sands Social Club, a recently opened pool-themed bar bringing some much-needed Florida sunshine to Capitol Riverfront. With a delicious selection of summertime cocktails and dishes, experience the bar that’s making a big splash in the neighborhood! 26 N Street SE
Get a Head Start on Sports
Enjoy the launch of two sports seasons at Audi Field with the DC Defenders and D.C. United. Head straight to the stadium for DC Defenders games as they take on other Xtreme Football League (XFL) teams beginning Sunday, February 19; and get your tickets for the D.C. United season beginning February 25. 100 Potomac Avenue SW
Enjoy a Brewery Tour at Bluejacket
Visit this production craft brewery offering tours and tastings at designated times throughout the year. Bluejacket offers two brewery tour options: a $29 per-person tasting tour each Saturday at 1:00 pm which includes a full tour of their facilities with five tasting pours offered throughout the tour, and a $35 per-person beers and bites tour each Friday at 7:00 pm which includes one signature draft beer, followed by a full tour of the brewery and a flight of three additional tasters expertly paired with a snack from their culinary team. Book your tour now. 300 Tingey St, SE
Volunteer for a River Cleanup
Want to give back to the community? Volunteer to help clean the Anacostia River. The Anacostia Riverkeeper organizes river cleanup initiatives across DC neighborhoods throughout the year. In an effort to give back and keep the rivers clean, visit their website and be on the lookout for their upcoming cleanup events.
Savour a Tour & Tasting at District Winery
Learn all about the joys of urban winemaking, including a seated tasting of five wines at District Winery. You’ll also learn all about their humble beginnings in Brooklyn and how the winery made its way to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Purchase your $35 tickets here. 385 Water St, SE
Belt it out at Karaoke Night
Belt it out this winter on Karaoke Night at Stadium Sports with DJ VJ, every Friday starting at 9:00 pm. Whether its to show off your singing chops or watch others put on a show on stage, Karaoke Night is a fun time for everyone. 300 Tingey St. SE
Exercise your brain at Neighborhood District Trivia
Challenge Capitol Riverfront neighbors and co-workers at Trivia Night. Enjoy a game of wit with happy hour drinks while nibbling on delicious bites Monday through Wednesday. On Mondays, separate trivia nights will be hosted at Tap99 and Dacha starting at 7:00 pm, and The Brig’s own trivia night will start at 8:00 pm. Bonchon will host a trivia night on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, and Stadium Sports will finish the week off with a trivia night on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.