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Where to Find Fourth of July Specials Around D.C.

Options for to-go barbecue platters, bottle service, and rainbow Jell-O shots

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A brisket sandwich from Hill Country
| Hill Country [official]

Fourth of July festivities will be more restrained this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but many restaurants and bars are trying their best to keep spirits high with socially distanced outdoor parties, to-go barbecue dinners, and waterfront options that pair well with fireworks on the Potomac River. Here are several options for takeout, grilling kits, patio specials, and more.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concern. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Denizens Brewing Co.

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1115 E W Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 557-9818
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The LGBTQ-owned brewery’s newly tented Silver Spring patio is open on the Fourth of July from noon to 6 p.m.

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2. Bad Saint

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3226 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

The beloved Filipino restaurant in Columbia Heights recently rolled out weekend takeout. For the holiday weekend, James Beard award-winning chef Tom Cunanan is preparing a menu with pork adobo ribs, marinated vegetable skewers, and pies made out of tart citrus calamansi. Online ordering starts Thursday, July 2, at noon.

3. Tico

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1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1400
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The Mexican mainstay on 14th Street NW reboots its bottomless brunch this weekend (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Michael Schlow’s sushi sister spot, Nama, also offers happy hour on its patio daily (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

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4. HalfSmoke

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651 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 986-2079
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Colorful Jell-O shots are $4 each all weekend at the Shaw bar. A meal deal ($40) includes two half-smokes, two sides, and a six-pack of SoulMega beer for $40.

 

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5. Gravitas

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1401 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 763-7942
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Grill kits from chef Matt Baker’s Michelin-starred, Mid-Atlantic sourcing restaurant in Ivy City come with four servings of ribeye, prime filet mignon, or king salmon ($84 to $140) along with options for salads, sides, and sauces. There’s a la carte pricing for add-ons like lobster tail, oysters, and crab cakes. Pickups are on Friday, July 3.

6. Martin's Tavern

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1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-7370
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The historic Georgetown restaurant has a patriotic special planned for the weekend. A barbecue pulled pork sandwich, with corn on the cob, cole slaw, and Amish potato salad, is available from Friday through Sunday for pickup, delivery, patio service, and limited seating inside.

7. Taco Bamba

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2190 Pimmit Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 639-0505
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Virginia locations of chef Victor Albisu’s taquerias are selling Mexican chorizo ($12 for a pack of four) to be grilled at home. Spending $15 gets customers chipotle mustard, pickled chiles, and flour tortillas, too. Order online for pickup Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5.

8. Equinox Restaurant

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818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-8118
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Chef Todd Gray’s longstanding Mid-Atlantic restaurant downtown offers a July 4th ‘Nox Box packed with cauliflower and cremini mushroom kabobs, cherry tomato and watermelon salad, and white chocolate cake ($50). Available for pickup and delivery July 2, 3, and 5 (closed on the 4th).

9. Cane

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403 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 675-2011
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Chef Peter Prime’s Trinidadian spot on H Street NE is packing up 3-pound sets of smoked jerk wings that can be finished on the grill with a side of habanero butter. The $65 package also includes tamarind mayo and coconut collard greens. Preorder through July 2 via info@cane-dc.com.

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10. Daikaya The Izakaya

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705 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 589-1600
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The ramen shop in Chinatown is offering two holiday bento boxes ($20) from chef Katsuya Fukushima and Co. One is built around a pork loin steak and roasted eel on rice, and a vegetarian option features summer vegetables with yuzu kosho and sesame dressings. Preorder for Saturday pickup.

11. The Dubliner Restaurant

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4 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-3773
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The Dubliner’s newly extended patio will be pouring Irish brews like Guinness’s newly released Wide Mouth White Ale from the Open Gate Brewery. Its weekend brunch is also back with its “Best Capitol Hill Burger” and decadent French toast.

12. InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C.

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-9100
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Keeping with tradition, the historic D.C. hotel overlooking the National Mall fires up its grills to barbecue hotdogs, burgers, and ribs. The grab-and-go offering with chips or coleslaw is available for locals and hotel guests.

13. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 556-2050
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The Central Texas-style barbecue joint in Chinatown is selling massive packages ($145 to $290) that feed parties of six to 10. Options are filled out by pounds of pulled pork, ribs, beef brisket, alongside sizable tubs of potato salad and baked beans. Place pickup orders by July 2; the meatery will also also deliver anywhere inside the Beltway.

14. The Renegade VA

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3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 468-4652
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The Clarendon newcomer offers family-style barbecue dinners and sides by the pound. Chef Patrick Crump’s to-go spread includes smoked spare ribs, fire-roasted harissa chicken, and roasted eggplant salad. Orders must be placed by Thursday, July 2 for pickup on the 4th ($35 a person with a minimum order of four people).

15. Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company

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1130 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 900-4786
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The Wharf’s multi-level tiki bar will throw a Hawaiian-themed barbecue party across its retractable rooftop from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., complete with island-style tunes, rum cocktails, and front-row views of the fireworks show. Snag a seat on Eventbrite for $50, which covers food and drink purchased up top. Food specials include Kalua pork, coconut rice, and Hawaiian macaroni salad. 

 

The rooftop at Tiki TNT
The rooftop at Tiki TNT
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16. La Vie

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88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 560-5501
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The glitzy Wharf perch offers prime waterfront views of the Potomac and its fireworks display. On Saturday, patrons can book tables for the whole night ($500 to $1,000). The steep tab includes top-shelf bottles of Champagne and liquor and a cheese and fruit platter. 

17. The Bullpen

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1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 244-0592
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Due South is pitching in for a bottomless boozy brunch at the Bullpen (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) this weekend, and every weekend, through the summer. Adults get in for $55, and kids are $20. Tables of up to six comes with a two-hour time limit. Starting at 5 p.m., a barbecue party includes pulled pork, chopped brisket, and baby back ribs. A showing of Independence Day starts at sundown on July 4.

18. Neighborhood Provisions

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 524-4862
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The market and delivery service from Neighborhood Restaurant Group has holiday specials for a variety of grill-ready packages or already smoked pulled pork and ribs from Red Apron Butcher. There are beer and wine packs representing NRG’s Bluejacket brewery and other craft producers. Ginger peach pie and a s’mores kit come from Buzz Bakeshop. Bluejacket offers pickups in Navy Yard.

19. Albi

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1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 921-9592
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Chef Michael Rafidi’s wood-burning Middle Eastern restaurant in Navy Yard is selling a four-person grill kit ($225) that comes with kebabs, smoked  ribs, harissa chicken wings, hummus, pita, smoked tomato tabouli, shawarma-spiced potato salad, kohlrabi coleslaw, and sumac-chocolate brownies.

1. Denizens Brewing Co.

1115 E W Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Denizens/official photo

The LGBTQ-owned brewery’s newly tented Silver Spring patio is open on the Fourth of July from noon to 6 p.m.

1115 E W Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

2. Bad Saint

3226 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

The beloved Filipino restaurant in Columbia Heights recently rolled out weekend takeout. For the holiday weekend, James Beard award-winning chef Tom Cunanan is preparing a menu with pork adobo ribs, marinated vegetable skewers, and pies made out of tart citrus calamansi. Online ordering starts Thursday, July 2, at noon.

3226 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Tico

1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tico/official photo

The Mexican mainstay on 14th Street NW reboots its bottomless brunch this weekend (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Michael Schlow’s sushi sister spot, Nama, also offers happy hour on its patio daily (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

1926 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. HalfSmoke

651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
HalfSmoke/official photo

Colorful Jell-O shots are $4 each all weekend at the Shaw bar. A meal deal ($40) includes two half-smokes, two sides, and a six-pack of SoulMega beer for $40.

 

651 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Gravitas

1401 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Grill kits from chef Matt Baker’s Michelin-starred, Mid-Atlantic sourcing restaurant in Ivy City come with four servings of ribeye, prime filet mignon, or king salmon ($84 to $140) along with options for salads, sides, and sauces. There’s a la carte pricing for add-ons like lobster tail, oysters, and crab cakes. Pickups are on Friday, July 3.

1401 Okie St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

The historic Georgetown restaurant has a patriotic special planned for the weekend. A barbecue pulled pork sandwich, with corn on the cob, cole slaw, and Amish potato salad, is available from Friday through Sunday for pickup, delivery, patio service, and limited seating inside.

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Taco Bamba

2190 Pimmit Dr, Falls Church, VA 22043

Virginia locations of chef Victor Albisu’s taquerias are selling Mexican chorizo ($12 for a pack of four) to be grilled at home. Spending $15 gets customers chipotle mustard, pickled chiles, and flour tortillas, too. Order online for pickup Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5.

2190 Pimmit Dr
Falls Church, VA 22043

8. Equinox Restaurant

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

Chef Todd Gray’s longstanding Mid-Atlantic restaurant downtown offers a July 4th ‘Nox Box packed with cauliflower and cremini mushroom kabobs, cherry tomato and watermelon salad, and white chocolate cake ($50). Available for pickup and delivery July 2, 3, and 5 (closed on the 4th).

818 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

9. Cane

403 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Jerk wings from Cane
Jerk wings from Cane
Cane/Caviar

Chef Peter Prime’s Trinidadian spot on H Street NE is packing up 3-pound sets of smoked jerk wings that can be finished on the grill with a side of habanero butter. The $65 package also includes tamarind mayo and coconut collard greens. Preorder through July 2 via info@cane-dc.com.

403 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

10. Daikaya The Izakaya

705 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The ramen shop in Chinatown is offering two holiday bento boxes ($20) from chef Katsuya Fukushima and Co. One is built around a pork loin steak and roasted eel on rice, and a vegetarian option features summer vegetables with yuzu kosho and sesame dressings. Preorder for Saturday pickup.

705 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. The Dubliner Restaurant

4 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Dubliner’s newly extended patio will be pouring Irish brews like Guinness’s newly released Wide Mouth White Ale from the Open Gate Brewery. Its weekend brunch is also back with its “Best Capitol Hill Burger” and decadent French toast.

4 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Keeping with tradition, the historic D.C. hotel overlooking the National Mall fires up its grills to barbecue hotdogs, burgers, and ribs. The grab-and-go offering with chips or coleslaw is available for locals and hotel guests.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

13. Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

The Central Texas-style barbecue joint in Chinatown is selling massive packages ($145 to $290) that feed parties of six to 10. Options are filled out by pounds of pulled pork, ribs, beef brisket, alongside sizable tubs of potato salad and baked beans. Place pickup orders by July 2; the meatery will also also deliver anywhere inside the Beltway.

410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

14. The Renegade VA

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

The Clarendon newcomer offers family-style barbecue dinners and sides by the pound. Chef Patrick Crump’s to-go spread includes smoked spare ribs, fire-roasted harissa chicken, and roasted eggplant salad. Orders must be placed by Thursday, July 2 for pickup on the 4th ($35 a person with a minimum order of four people).

3100 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

15. Tiki TNT & Potomac Distilling Company

1130 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
The rooftop at Tiki TNT
The rooftop at Tiki TNT
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

The Wharf’s multi-level tiki bar will throw a Hawaiian-themed barbecue party across its retractable rooftop from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., complete with island-style tunes, rum cocktails, and front-row views of the fireworks show. Snag a seat on Eventbrite for $50, which covers food and drink purchased up top. Food specials include Kalua pork, coconut rice, and Hawaiian macaroni salad. 

 

1130 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

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16. La Vie

88 District Square SW 5th floor, Washington, DC 20024

The glitzy Wharf perch offers prime waterfront views of the Potomac and its fireworks display. On Saturday, patrons can book tables for the whole night ($500 to $1,000). The steep tab includes top-shelf bottles of Champagne and liquor and a cheese and fruit platter. 

88 District Square SW 5th floor
Washington, DC 20024

17. The Bullpen

1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Due South is pitching in for a bottomless boozy brunch at the Bullpen (10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) this weekend, and every weekend, through the summer. Adults get in for $55, and kids are $20. Tables of up to six comes with a two-hour time limit. Starting at 5 p.m., a barbecue party includes pulled pork, chopped brisket, and baby back ribs. A showing of Independence Day starts at sundown on July 4.

1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

18. Neighborhood Provisions

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003

The market and delivery service from Neighborhood Restaurant Group has holiday specials for a variety of grill-ready packages or already smoked pulled pork and ribs from Red Apron Butcher. There are beer and wine packs representing NRG’s Bluejacket brewery and other craft producers. Ginger peach pie and a s’mores kit come from Buzz Bakeshop. Bluejacket offers pickups in Navy Yard.

300 Tingey St SE
Washington, DC 20003

19. Albi

1346 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Chef Michael Rafidi’s wood-burning Middle Eastern restaurant in Navy Yard is selling a four-person grill kit ($225) that comes with kebabs, smoked  ribs, harissa chicken wings, hummus, pita, smoked tomato tabouli, shawarma-spiced potato salad, kohlrabi coleslaw, and sumac-chocolate brownies.

1346 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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