Food & Drink in Washington, D. C.

Drink the District Beer Fest – Up to 40% Off Beer Tasting Event

Drink the District

The Block

$50 $30

Afternoon or evening of unlimited tastings of 50+ beers, plus live entertainment and games

49% Off at Potomac Wines and Spirits

Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

$107.88 $55

A medium-bodied red that combines fruity notes with hints of Mediterranean herbs and a blend of tempranillo and merlot

Up to 91% Off Drinks at Josephine

Josephine

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$80 $25

Wine and spirits circulate dim lounge filled with plush leather seats, accent lights, and house music across two rooms

54% Off a Three-Hour Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Washington

Southwest - Waterfront

$112.92 $52

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During the cruise, guests enjoy scenic views of DC's waterfront, a classic dinner buffet, and musical numbers performed by their waiters

Up to 59% Off at Barmy Wines & Liquors

Barmy Wines & Liquors

Washington

$96 $49

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Store open for two decades offers large variety of premium wine, which can be enjoyed in a 6 or 12 pack

51% Off Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$120 $59

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

Up to 67% Off a Wine Mixer or Bottle Service

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

$10 $5

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Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

51% Off Spanish Red Wine

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

$180 $89

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

Up to 50% Off Smoothies

Green Hope Smoothie Co.

Multiple Locations

$21 $11

Clients can mix and match smoothie combinations at farmers' markets; raspberry bouche, African mango, and pineapple medley flavors

42% Off Dinner at Heritage India

Heritage India

Multiple Locations

$101.80 $59

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

Up to 50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$8 at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

$16 $8

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Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

Up to 47% Off at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$30 $16

(579)

Authentic Ethiopian décor surrounds diners as they use flat injera bread to scoop up traditional stew-like dishes that vary in spiciness

Up to 31% Off Burgers or Brunch

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

Up to 51% Off Tapas and Sangria at Panache Restaurant

Panache Restaurant

Panache

$79.80 $39

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Crab croquettes, scallop ceviche, and petite filet mignon are served next to refreshing sangria at eatery with bold red-and-white décor

45% Off Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(166)

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

Up to 60% Off Italian Dinner or Lunch at Ristorante i Ricchi

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

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An award-winning chef recreates Tuscan flavors from her family's Italian-style trattoria

Up to 50% Off Wings at DC Wings

DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

Learn to Use Spices at a Cooking Demo and Vegetarian Lunch

Spice-Blending Demo and Vegetarian Lunch

Gaithersburg

$40 $40

Cooking instructor Sandhya Babu shares the history and health benefits of spices from around the world, which you use to cook a veggie meal

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The Melting Pot transforms date nights and friendly outings into rich, sensory experiences by gathering diners around communal pots of fondue and adorning their tables with sumptuous four-course feasts of cheese, salad, chocolate, and steakhouse fare. Bubbling pots of emmentaler, lager-laced cheddar, and creamy fontina quell urges to engage in skewer swordfights as guests eagerly dip and slather slices of crisp granny-smith apples or crusts of artisanal bread. Creamy peppercorn ranch and decadent burgundy-shallot vinaigrette drape plates of crispy salad greens and roma tomatoes before servers parade out the pièce de résistance—fresh shrimp, sesame-crusted ahi, and succulent slices of filet mignon that bathe in roiling pools of coq au vin and bourguignonne. As a tasty digestif, dessert-savvy diners coat brownies, marshmallows, and unlucky car keys in cauldrons of milk, dark, and white chocolate.

1220 19th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.

214 D Street Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

Sisters Frances and Ginger Park share a love of chocolate passed on from their mother, and that shared passion has been on display at Chocolate Chocolate for nearly 30 years. In their cozy sweets boutique, the pair collects an array of artisan confections, from imported Swiss Laderach chocolates to house-made truffles, that have earned accolades from The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, and other national outlets. Their DC Monument line—featured in the March 2012 issue of Food Network Magazine—showcases white, milk, and dark chocolate treats shaped like famous DC monuments so that customers can live out their fantasy of biting the Capitol Dome without the hassle of reverse-engineering a shrink ray.

1130 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Nestled next to historic Georgetown, The Health Club at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. houses a 50-foot lap pool, racquetball and squash courts, Italian-designed Technogym equipment, and a full complement of fitness classes. Complimentary towels, toiletries, and locker services complete with dry saunas cement this health hub's status as a luxurious sundae of wellness topped with a bubbling jacuzzi cherry. A spread of brand-new cardiovascular equipment whirs beneath the glow of flat-screen televisions, and the club's inset spa offers massage and skincare services to pamper by appointment, like a rental grandma.

2401 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

While most restaurants have made some memorable deliveries, not many can say they sent doggie bags full of chicken wings to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President George Bush and his Secret Service agents ordered up a mess of wings and chowed down on the spicy flavor that first made Wingos famous back when it opened in 1983. Today, the small Georgetown storefront still serves up its original recipes in varieties such as teriyaki, lemon-pepper, and nuclear-spicy hot wings alongside a selection of half-pound Angus burgers, hot dogs, cheesesteaks, and cold-cut sandwiches. During the summer, they open up a Coney Island–style ice-cream window and dole out scoops in pints, floats, milkshakes, or carved into the face of your favorite Mount Rushmore president.

3207 O St NW
Washington,
DC
US

The beef served up at BGR The Burger Joint comes from free-roaming, grain-fed cattle, but is merely the canvas for the stacked masterpieces that this eatery conjures up. Buns are made locally, the toppings are fresh and the whole sandwich is grilled to order. You can create your own, choosing from various veggies and cheeses, or opt for one of the classics. Be sure to try the Wellington, served with onions, black truffles and crumbled bleu cheese. If you aren’t a fan of ground round, there are veggie burgers and turkey burgers, along with an ahi tuna concoction and a Greek-spiced lamb burger. Add a side of fries (both regular and sweet potato are on offer) and top it off with a hand-spun chocolate, vanilla or strawberry shake.

1514 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US