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Where to Party for the Capitals on Parade Day

The all-day eating and drinking celebration is Tuesday, June 12

Taylor Gourmet’s new All Caps burger.
Taylor Gourmet/official photo

The centerpiece of the citywide party to honor D.C.’s Stanley Cup champions is the parade on Tuesday, June 12 at 11 a.m., but lots of local bars and restaurants are getting in on the action all day.

Here’s a growing list for where to pregame, watch, and party all day.

Crimson Whiskey Bar

627 H Street NW

The Penn Quarter whiskey bar is partnering with local distillery Republic Restoratives with a party kicking off at noon, complete with free #ALLCAPS Civic Vodka punch for the first 75 guests. Themed drinks include the Slapshot and The Barry, accented by a performance by brass band The Experience.

Dirty Habit

700 F Street NW

Starting at 11 a.m., Caps fans can order from Dirty Habit’s happy hour menu, featuring $8 cocktails, $6 beers, wines starting at $5, and snacks like shrimp corn dog, queso fundido, and chicken liver mousse.

The Dubliner

520 N. Capitol Street NW

Those searching for pre-parade fuel can grab breakfast at Capitol Hill’s The Dubliner starting at 9 a.m., with lunch service beginning at 11 a.m.

Sixth Engine

438 Massachusetts Avenue NW

The Chinatown stop will unleash happy hour specials from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., opening two and a half hours early. Deals of the day include $3 Miller Lite and Narragansett, $5 local brews, $5 house red, white, and sparkling, and a $7 cocktail.

Taco Bamba

777 Eye Street NW

The Bamba Cart will be out front from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. selling Bamba Dogs: all beef franks topped with spiced ground beef, nacho cheese, spicy onions, and scallions ($6). Inside, the bar will serve a “Rock the Red” frozen watermelon mezcal margarita ($12).

Taylor Gourmet

624 E Street NW

The homegrown hoagie shop will host a red-themed street party starting at 10 a.m., featuring swag and a one-day-only #ALLCAPS burger. The double-patty special stack features “Slapshot” sauce, lettuce, onion, blue cheese, and bacon. On parade day, the burger will be free for the first 200 guests at the Chinatown location (while supplies last). The burger will also be available Tuesday at all area Taylor Gourmet locations for $7.99.

Taqueria Local

1627 K Street NW

The Mexican newcomer is inviting fans to celebrate the Stanley Cup’s new home in D.C. by offering free burritos following Tuesday’s parade from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thinkfoodgroup

Multiple locations

All of the Penn Quarter restaurants will open at 10 a.m. with “Rock the Red” specials at each. Jaleo’s got red sangria by the glass ($7) and carafe ($36); Zaytinya’s pouring select wines by the glass ($11); Oyamel’s offering a special punch by the glass ($7) and carafe ($42); and China Chilcano has a sour cherry cocktail by the glass ($7) and carafe ($28).

Union Market

1309 Fifth Street NE

There’s a lot going on at the Northeast dining mecca on Tuesday: an all-day happy hour at Suburbia; pop-up air hockey games; performance by All Things Go; and a pop-up sports zone with hockey games and competitions. Expect prizes and giveaways from Takorean, Rappahannock Oyster Co., Craft Kombucha, DC Empanadas, Harvey’s Market, Uzu, Red Apron, DC Mediterranean, Buffalo & Bergen, and more. In addition to offering all-day happy hour, Bidwell will replay Game 5 and serve $6 hot dogs on the grill.

Union Trust

740 15th Street NW

Roving barbecue pit Sloppy Mama’s is serving pulled pork, chicken, and brisket sandwiches at this downtown watering hole from noon until the food runs out.

Sixth Engine

438 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 202 506 2455 Visit Website

Bidwell

1309 5th Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 547-0172 Visit Website

Taqueria Local

1627 K Street Northwest, , DC 20006 (202) 728-2900 Visit Website

Taylor Gourmet

2400 South Smith Boulevard, , VA 22202 (703) 417-2145

The Dubliner Restaurant

4 F Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 737-3773 Visit Website

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