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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.