Just as the final piles of snow around the area are beginning to melt, meteorologists are warning about another potential snow storm at the beginning of next week. Before then, though, we’re slated to have a weekend of sunny weather and above-freezing temperatures in the Capitol Hill area.
Though the Super Bowl may keep most people indoors on Sunday afternoon, this weekend will be perfect to enjoy the outdoors in the area. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of this sunny weekend in the Capitol Hill area:
If you don’t have Super Bowl plans yet, check out our guide to viewing parties around the area.
Haitian Art and Handcraft Sale
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (301 A St. SE)
Friday 6-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Over 200 original Haitian paintings and unique handcrafts will be for sale at the church this weekend to raise money for sustainable development in Haiti.
Pisco Sour Day
Ocopa (1324 H St. NE)
Peruvian restaurant Ocopa is celebrating the South American cocktail for Pisco Day. In Peru, the first Saturday of February is National Pisco Day.
First Citizen – A Staged Reading
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (545 7th St. SE)
Saturday 8 p.m.
The Taffety Punk Generator, a workshop focused on new works, will present a reading of First Citizen. First Citizen is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus told from the perspective of the common citizens of Rome. The reading is free and open to the public.
Construction will take place on all six Metro lines this weekend:
- Green Line trains will run every 24 minutes
- Yellow Line trains will operate on a normal weekend schedule between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only
- Silver Line trains will run every 10 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only
- Shuttle buses will replace Metro service between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly & Benning Road on the Orange and Blue lines
- Red Line trains will run every 9-20 minutes
Between 3 and 7 a.m. Sunday, Metro will be performing maintenance to the SmarTrip system and passengers will not be able to use credit or debit cards to reload their SmarTrips.
Yesterday we told you where to pick up the best snacks for your Super Bowl party. But for those who aren’t hosting their own parties, there are also restaurants and bars across the Capitol Hill area holding viewing parties for the big game. Here’s our guide to Super Bowl parties in the area:
- Represent your team with Panthers and Broncos themed drinks at Union Pub at 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE
- Sticky Rice at 1224 H St. NE will have free Pabst Blue Ribbon from kickoff until the first score
- Driftwood Kitchen at 400 H St. NE has food and drink specials planned from 6-10 p.m.
- Tickets are available online for an open bar, all-you-can-eat Super Bowl party at Barrel (613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
- Avery’s Bar and Lounge at 1370 H St. NE will have drink and wing specials until 7 p.m.
- Sol Mexican Grill at 1251 H St. NE will have happy hour specials all day Sunday
- The Ugly Mug at 723 8th St. SE has food and drink specials planned during and after the game
- The Big Stick at 20 M St. SE in Navy Yard is having a pig roast on Sunday with all-you-can-eat pork and sides for $8
- Also in Navy Yard, Due South at 301 Water St. SE will show the game on all of their TV’s with food and drink specials starting at 6:30 p.m.
Know of other Super Bowl specials and parties in the area? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to our list.
Photo via Twitter/ Union Pub
The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and while some people tune in for the game and some for the commercials, the real star of any Super Bowl party is the snacks. Chips and salsa may cut it on any other Sunday, but the Super Bowl calls for some super snacks.
Many restaurants in the Capitol Hill area are making it easier to improve your party’s snack selection by offering party food you can pre-order before the game. Here’s where to get your game day grub in the Capitol Hill area:
- The Pretzel Bakery at 340 15th St. SE offers sweet and savory pretzels that can be ordered online. Just act quickly if you want your pretzels in time for the game, as the eatery has already received many orders.
- The Liberty Tree at 1016 H St. NE is offering $10 off any $50 delivery order on Sunday if you use the delivery app Caviar
- Navy Yard’s Osteria Morini at 301 Water St. SE offers Italian snacks that can be ordered by calling 202-484-0660 or emailing [email protected]
- Willie’s Brew & Que at 300 Tingey St. SE have multiple Super Bowl specials including a platter with wings, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and sides. Orders can be placed by calling 202-651-6375
- Taylor Gourmet at 1116 H St. NE has 3-foot subs to feed about 15 people. Orders must be placed online or over the phone by Friday.
- You can surprise guests expecting wings and pizza with Ramen and bao buns from Maketto at 1351 H St. NE. Orders can be placed online.
Photo via Twitter/ Osteria Morini, D.C.
From free beer to a church chili party, Ward 6 residents have several spots close to home to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. Here are some places you can see the Seattle Seahawks defend their Super Bowl title against the New England Patriots:
Free Beer for Patriots Fans — Show the bartenders at Capitol Lounge (231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) your Patriots gear and you’ll get free Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Cold Snap or Bud Light, and New England clam chowder. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Barbecue and Tequila — In Navy Yard, Willie’s Brew and Que (300 Tingey St. SE) will serve up pulled pork sliders, Old Bay chips and sriracha pimento dip. They’ll have Miller Lite buckets and pitchers for $16 each, and Milagro Tequila for $5.
Chili Party — A few blocks east, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (421 Seward Square SE) will host its annual Super Bowl chili dinner. Chili and pizza will be served at 6 p.m. Sunday in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Attendees are asked to bring desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVPs should be made by email.
Dollar Sandwiches — The Navy Yard location of the Spanish sandwich chain 100 Montaditos (300 Tingey St. SE) will have the game on its 60-inch televisions. They’ll offer all 100 small sandwiches for $1 each, $2 beer and sangria, and $3 premium beers and salads.
Cheap Beer and Wings for Patriots Fans — Near Union Station, Kelly’s Irish Times (14 F St. NW) will serve $4 Miller Lite, $5 Sam Adams and a game-day menu of wings, hotdogs and New England clam chowder.
Seahawks fans, we haven’t heard of anything in the neighborhood for you, but in Columbia Heights the restaurant Acre 121 (1400 Irving St. NW) will have drink specials and a jersey raffle.
Photo via Facebook/Capitol Lounge