After a week of disgusting temperatures, the weather is finally nice and it’s safe to leave the office for a rooftop happy hour.
Art Soiree Sunset Rooftop Series at the Beacon Hotel’s Sky Bar (1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW) begins at 5 p.m., with happy hour running until 7 p.m.
Besides an excuse to drink in the Capitol’s skyline — and some tasty martinis — Art Soiree is five months of ultimate music experiences. A line-up of more than 20 bands will perform every Thursday until late October, with local bands of various genres from jazz to pop to rock.
Up tonight is an album release party for: IhsAn Bilal‘s TEAL album.
Classically trained at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, IhsAn Bilal has a good balance of class and sass.
Need another reason to enjoy the amazing weather today?
This is a trend Roll Call After Dark (or Roll Call Morning After) can get behind: food and drink establishments setting up make-your-own Bloody Mary bars for the weekend brunchers among us.
It’s like salad, but with alcohol! (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call.)
As brother blog Heard on the Hill reported, Tortilla Coast’s mothership on Capitol Hill is the latest to take the tomato juice/Clamato (we don’t judge personal mixer preferences) plunge. Other devotees around Capitol Hill include the Argonaut at 1433 H St. NE.
Last month, New Columbia Distillers, the makers of Green Hat, unveiled its spring/summer 2013 line of gin, which is heavy on floral and citrus flavors and highlights. Thursday night’s happy hour promises the unveiling of a cherry blossom cocktail and other speciality drinks. No cover, drinks are $10 a pop. 414 H St. NE.
Michael Lowe, co-owner and distiller of New Columbia Distillers, shows off the still for Green Hat distilled gin. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
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Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick