At about 2:42 p.m. on Monday, D.C. will have its best view of the solar eclipse. While we don’t have the full coverage visible, there will be something to spot — and plenty of local restaurants’ rooftop bars are celebrating big-time.
Celebrating alone? It may be worth calling one of these spots (from sister site Curbed DC) to see if they have any more eclipse glasses to give out. See the best-bet events below:
Buzz Bakeshop: This bakery is offering specially designed eclipse cookies — bright yellow-orange sun, partially blocked by a deep-blue moon — for $4. They’re going for just $1.50 if purchased with a red eye coffee drink (dubbed “Shot in the Dark” for the occasion. Available at both stand-alone bakeries and Evening Star Cafe. 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, Va.; 818 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, Va.
Dairy Queen: The nationwide chain is offering BOGO Blizzards — buy one, get a second for $0.99. It starts Monday, but runs through Sunday, September 3. Multiple locations
Door Dash: Open the Door Dash app and head to The Eclipse Cookie Store for a free half moon cookie on Monday, from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. Multiple locations
DNV Rooftop: This rooftop bar will offer an extended happy hour on Monday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p. m. To celebrate the eclipse, there will be a DJ, viewfinders and kaleidoscopes. 1155 14th Street NW
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown: The hotel is getting in on the festivities from 11 a.m. to midnight in the spot’s courtyard. Food and drink specials include $5 Blue Moon and Corona beers, a special eclipse-themed cocktail with Mount Gay Eclipse Rum and bitters, and oatmeal raisin moon pies. Everyone there during the actual eclipse will get a pair of glasses to wear for safe viewing. 2401 M Street NW
The Front Porch at Evening Star Cafe: The restaurant will open at noon on Monday, with a special eclipse cocktail — tequila and aperol — plus boozy slushies and a selection of snacks. 2006 Mt Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Va.
The Graham Georgetown: This G-town hotel is celebrating the eclipse on its rooftop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, with $5 tequila sunrise drinks and free “moonshine moonshot” shooters at the time of the eclipse (2:30pm.) 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que: This Silver Spring spot’s starting its eclipse celebration early — starting Saturday — by offering a “Solar Eclipse shake.” The cold treat is a chocolate shake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles and orange M&Ms. It’s all topped with whipped cream and an a moon-shaped ice cream sandwich. 931 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Md.
Logan Tavern: Until Monday, grab the “Total Eclipse of the (Oak)heart” drink, which brings together brown butter Bacardi oakheart rum, simple syrup, bitters, and a cherry/orange peel garnish. It’s going for $10. 1423 P Street NW
Sugar Shack Donuts and Coffee: the local chain is serving two special flavors, orange-chocolate and vanilla-chocolate, in conjunction with the eclipse. The today-only offerings ($2.80 a pop) are available in Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, and at the brand new store in Shaw. Multiple locations
POV at The W Hotel: This rooftop bar will have two cocktail specials, both with Mount Gay Eclipse — the “Harvest Moon” with Cointreau, tangerine juice and rosemary, and the “Total Eclipse” with watermelon, agave syrup and cilantro. 515 15th Street NW
Radiator: This bar is once again taking over the Kimpton Mason & Rock Hotel rooftop — and this Monday it’s starting at 1 p.m. Specials include select $5 beers, select $6 wines and $7 orange crushes and frozen drinks. 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Top of the Gate: The Watergate Hotel rooftop bar will open at 1 p.m. on Monday, and will offer two eclipse-themed cocktails: the “Eclipse Manhattan” with bourbon, vermouth and bitters (pictured), and the “Eclipse Pico” which is garnished with a black orange ring. 2650 Virginia Avenue NW