Nightlife in Woodley Park

$199 for One Year of Speed-Dating Events from Professionals in the City ($1,000 Value)

Professionals in the City

Van Ness - Forest Hills

$1,000 $199

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Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

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

National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Through May 30 (Up to 58% Off)

National Symphony Orchestra

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

$177 $75

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The 2014–15 season features violinists Midori and Leonidas Kavakos, works by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and percussionists performing Akiho

Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

MetroCooking DC: The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show with Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri (Up to 48% Off)

MetroCooking DC

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

$29 $15

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Pick up tips, food, and kitchenware at festival anchored by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri, as well as 250+ exhibitors

Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $41

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

Hot 99.5 Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs '90s Dance Party hosted by Biz Markie on Sat, September 27 (Up to 55% Off)

Hot 99.5 Fillmore Flashback

Fillmore Silver Spring

$22 $10

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Biz "Just a Friend" Markie plays DJ and host to a dance party mashup of Baltimore's top '80s and '90s tribute bands

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting" at Anacostia Theatre, December 5–6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Forgiving BUT NOT Forgetting"

Anacostia Theatre

$90.93 $46

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Family drama touches on the conflicts between a woman, her mother, and her fiance that surface during the holidays

Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

$120 $79

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 57% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

$34 $17

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

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Though a dessert display case, rustic wooden tables, and exposed-brick walls ground this eatery's casual neighborhood appeal, the food at Lillies remains decidedly upscale but still approachable. A team of chefs draw from Italian culinary traditions when crafting Mediterranean seasonal dishes?including gourmet pastas, roasted lamb, and gourmet eggs benedict?trumped up with demi-glaces and aiolis. Bartenders concoct cocktails and martinis in between pouring international beers and wine to complement the cuisine's distinctive flavors. During warmer months, guests can enjoy their meals on the patio, where Mediterranean touches, including indigo mosaic-tiled tables and olive-oil waterfalls, reflect the cuisine?s heritage.

2915 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Open City hosts a broad cross-section of patrons, from local hipsters and neighborhood families to conventioneers staying at the nearby Marriott and Omni hotels. Freelancers and students leisurely sip coffee and use the free Wi-Fi, and while the café is open all day long, the most popular meals here are breakfast and brunch. Look for omelets, scrambles, buttermilk or multi-grain pancakes, french toast, mimosas and everything else you might crave before noon, all served with a seriously relaxed vibe. While breakfast is served all day, those dining later might want to indulge in one of the homemade salads or sandwiches, or fawn over a cup of coffee – served with animal crackers on the side. No matter what your order, the big, yawning space will make you feel right at home, thanks to an abundance of natural light. Or, soak it all in from their sidewalk patio space.

2331 Calvert Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
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Nanny O'Briens is a Washington Post editors' pick for its commitment to Irish hospitality. Every Monday eve beginning at 9, traditional Irish seisiuns bring together the musical chops of local strummers and crooners who fill the air with social waves of sound, inviting everyone with a voice or a set of ears to feel the communal power of appetite-whetting tunes. Tuesday night is Trivia Night starting at 8:30, and every night after is content to be merry feasting and drinking night.

3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

As 20 high-definition televisions play the latest sports in Uptown Tap House?s dining room, the pub?s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food. They smother pumpkin ravioli in brown butter-cream sauce, pile hickory-smoked pulled pork and chipotle slaw onto sandwiches, and leave oysters and clams just as they are for raw bar orders. To complement each feast, bartenders decant predominantly local American brews from 22 taps. The full libation menu features more bottled beers, plus wine and spirits, all three of which Uptown showcases at its weekly tastings.

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Executive Chef Billy Klein brings a bit of Spain to Cleveland Park, creating inventive interpretations of tapas that marry traditional flavors with contemporary sensibilities. Befitting the name "Pulpo"—Spanish for octopus—menu prominently features a dish of tender octopus simply prepared with the refreshing citrus-herbal tang of oranges and parsley. Chef Klein and his team also keep the meals close to home by sourcing produce from local farms. This dedication is apparent throughout the drink menu, which features three kinds of sangria, an assortment of international wines, and cocktails made with everything from jalapeño-infused simple syrup to earl grey- and sage-infused vodka.

Washingtonian describes the thoroughly industrial dining room as, "something at once more modern and rustic." Given the worn, black brickwork, well-trodden concrete floors, and caged, warehouse-style light bulbs, this assessment seems especially apt. A three-paneled, black-and-white piece of artwork depicting an octopus adorns one brick wall, and a lipstick-red accent wall flaunts flat-screen televisions and a gurgling aquarium.

3407 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

The entryway of Sherry’s Wine and Spirits may feel narrow and claustrophobic, but that’s simply because of the massive bottle selection inside. This Woodley Park liquor store houses thousands of bottles of wine on its shelves. Can’t figure out which bottle will be the perfect complement for a home-cooked meal or a romantic evening in? Ask one of the well-informed staff members to point you to the perfect vintage. And if you aren’t in the mood for the grape, note that the store has an interesting selection of rare liquors, an impressive array of whiskey and bourbon and all of the necessities for a well-stocked bar. There’s also a nice selection of American and international craft beers, some as rare as the vino bottles found elsewhere. Be sure to keep an eye out for the rotating “hot deals” and specials.

2627 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US