When it comes to "excuse to drink" holidays, Burns Night is a pretty festive one. Each year on or around January 25, Scotland celebrates the life and works of poet Robert Burns with traditional suppers, poetry readings and of course, whisky drinking.
While tonight's officially Burns Night, many restaurants have had to postpone their celebrations due to the recent blizzard. A solution: raise a glass at home tonight, and mark the calendar for these future events.
Jack Rose: Jack Rose just made the decision this afternoon to postpone its celebration, originally scheduled for tonight. They'll move it to February, though the exact date is being finalized. If things proceed according to the original plan, Harvey Fry will read Robert Burns poetry, and there will be discounted rare malts and free food.
Ri-Ra Georgetown: Cantab D.C. has postponed its celebration until Feb. 27. There will be a three-course dinner, a taste of haggis and Scotch included in each ticket price.
Mad Fox Brewing Company: Mad Fox's Robbie Burns dinner and tribute will be held on Feb. 1. There will be bagpipe music, poetry readings, Scottish food and more at the Falls Church location.
Belle Haven Country Club: The St. Andrews Society's annual event has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. It's a black tie event; more info here.
UPDATE: The Queen Vic: The restaurant announced on Facebook last night that it pushed back its Burns Night dinner due to delivery issues. It will be held Tuesday, Jan 26.