The annual MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 17 marks the halfway point of the baseball season. And for the first time in nearly 50 years, D.C. is playing host to the festivities.
That means lots of bars and restaurants — new and old, both near and far from Nationals Park — are offering dining specials and promotions to capitalize on the sports-crazed week; Saturday, July 14 marked the opening of D.C. United’s new stadium, Audi Field.
Here’s where to celebrate all things baseball with fellow All-Star Week fans.
1515 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Va.
The New Orleans-themed eatery is offering a to-go All-Star lunch kit ($14) featuring a smoked andouille dog with Creole mustard slaw, alongside Zapp’s Chips, spiced Virginia peanuts, and a butter cookie with red, white, and blue icing. And chef David Guas’ sister restaurant Lil’ B (1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW) is also getting into the patriotic spirit by serving mason jar cocktails ($9), bloody marys ($10), and flavored ice teas ($2.25) with red, white, and blue straws.
300 Tingey Street SE
The Navy Yard microbrewery is debuting two new D.C.-themed cans in honor of All-Star Week 2018. There’s also limited-edition merchandise for sale, including a All-Star Bluejacket tee and a logo glass. All-Star ticket holders can enjoy $1 off all Lost Weekend pints from open to close.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The Georgetown restaurant is serving a bourbon pecan caramel ice cream sundae inside a mini baseball helmet from Friday, July 13 to Tuesday, July 17. And on Tuesday, July 17, Bourbon Steak will hide special prizes, like a free dinner or burger, in boxes of Cracker Jacks.
1101 K Street NW
This Belgian beer haven is running a promotion that highlights beers sporting a star in their name or in their logo. Find discounted Stella Artois, BOM Full Moon, Right Proper Astral Weeks, Star Hill Northern Lights, and 3 Stars Ghost ($5 each). Available all day from Friday, July 13 to Tuesday, July 17.
10 Eye Street SW
Sunglasses maker Oakley is throwing a pool party with free cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka, along with other drink offerings from Stella Artois, Austin Eastciders, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Spiked Seltzer Liqrpop, Lumi Organic Juices, and Supercoffee. Baseball greats scheduled to make appearances include David Ortiz and Torii Hunter. Also expect cornhole, DJs, art, and massages. RSVP for free entry. Noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16.
1331 Fourth Street SE
The Navy Yard newcomer will be offering $1 off all beers for those sporting baseball jerseys, as well as debuting a shrimp burger (both available during happy hour). And they’re running happy hour all day on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to close.
901 Ninth St NW
Through Tuesday, July 17, City Tap Penn Quarter will offer a baseball-themed special for $10: a hot dog paired with a Narragansett beer. The left side of its bar is closed for a renovation on Monday, July 16.
1237 First Street NW
Chef Demetrio Zavala is creating a special hot dog menu for MLB All-Star week, featuring $8 foot longs inspired by five major baseball cities: D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and St. Louis. D.C.s’ contribution is a Maryland crab corn dog with remoulade sauce and Old Bay mustard. There’s also a special cocktail for sale: “The Midsummer Classic” ($12) made with Plantation 5 Star Rum, Pimms No. 1, fresh lime juice, and splash of Cheerwine.
385 Water Street SE
For All-Star week, the Navy Yard winery will offer a themed flight of its 2017 wines ($14). The winery will also open the private rooftop terrace to the public for two evenings of “upscale tailgate” festivities on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. Expect burgers, hot dogs, and a special All-Star punch.
2401 M Street NW
Executive chef Jordi Gallardo is grilling American classics all day on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. Expect beef sliders, Arizona-style hot chicken wings, and a Boston lobster, cheese and bacon sandwich, with both games aired on its large screen lobby TVs.
A special baseball sundae from this homegrown sweets shop features two scoops of ice cream with sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry ($8). Nats Red Velvet is one flavor option.
1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
The historic restaurant was the site of the 1924 victory banquet when D.C.’s Washington Senators won the World Series against the New York Giants. To honor the event, Occidental is serving The Senators cocktail ($16) made with Jefferson Bourbon, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Carpano Antica, Campari and Benedictine.
301 Water Street SE
The Italian eatery and its satellite food stand, Morini Piccolo, will extend its hours from 11:30 a.m to 1 a.m. through Tuesday, July 17 to accommodate all the visiting baseball fans. Expect special menu offerings ($4 to $14) such as saffron arancini, mortadella meatballs with grilled country bread, and cacio e pepe.
700 6th Street NW
The sports bar is running a special hot dog and beer menu, themed around a different U.S. team and its city each day. On Saturday, July 14, for instance, it’s all about the Atlanta Braves — with a featured pimento cheese, vidalia onion, and peach chutney dog with a Sweet Water 420 IPA. On Tuesday, July 17, it’s all about D.C., with DC Brau and half smokes.
1251 First Street SE
The Mediterranean fast-casual eatery’s Navy Yard location is selling various bowls for $5 from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. The dine-in deal covers dishes like its rice plate (chicken kabob, roasted red pepper sauce, hummus, tomato and cucumber and veggies) and its chopped salad with chicken.
79 Potomac Avenue SE
The seafood-centric restaurant is opening its dining room and outdoor bar early at 11 a.m. from Saturday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 17, with late-night snacks and the raw bar available from 10 p.m. to midnight. Find half smokes and lobster with blistered corn, spicy mayo, queso fresco, and cilantro from executive chef Kyle Bailey starting at 3 p.m. at its outdoor grilling area.
301 Water Street SE
Whaley’s and its outdoor rosé garden will operate from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 17.
355 Water Street SE
On Monday, July 16, The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID will host a waterfront watch party for the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with the game aired on giant screen. And for the main event on Tuesday, July 17, MasterCard will throw a huge watch party complete with food and drinks. 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. both nights