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A Hard Seltzer Fest With Over 50 Fizzy Flavors Arrives at a D.C. Golf Course This Month

Plus, Indian restaurant Bombay Club temporarily closes for a summertime renovation

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

A sea of hard seltzer fans are expected to flood the Rock Creek Park Golf Course on Saturday, July 17, to sample the latest and greatest additions to the bubbling market for fizzy beverages. Billing itself as the nation’s first hard seltzer festival, Seltzerland arrives in D.C. in before stops in Boston and NYC. A tour of over 50 flavors includes headliners like White Claw, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer, Vizzy, Playamar (Jose Cuervo Seltzer), Basic, Coors Seltzer, and more. Attendees sign up for a “tee-time”, available every 10 minutes starting at 11 a.m., for groups capped at 20 people over two and a half hours. General admission tickets are $29, and “VIP” status ($49) comes with a full-sized can of hard seltzer, a specialty cocktail, and free food.

In other news...

  • Union Market events space Autoshop will host a dinner Wednesday, July 7, with unlimited tapas (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) from I’m Still Hungry DC, the new catering and personal chef business from local restaurant vet Ashley Knight-Williams. Magnolia: A Seat at the Table will show off the chef’s Sichuan shrimp dumplings, beef curry, and fish tacos. There will be cocktails and DJs, too.
  • Downtown Indian standby the Bombay Club closed over the weekend for a month of renovations. Serving dignitaries since 1988, the restaurant will reopen on Monday, August 2, with some new dishes, a vibrant color scheme, and walls draped in silk.
  • A new brewpub called The Brass Rabbit Pub will slide into the space formerly occupied by sports bar Bracket Room, ARLnow reports.
  • Northern Virginia restauranteur Mike Cordero will open his third and largest Taco Rock this October in Falls Church. The 2,815-square-foot fast taqueria-and-tequila bar (1116 West Broad Street) will look a lot like its rocker-themed locations in Rosslyn and Alexandria.