Celebrating Independence Day in DC Bars – 2014

DC Fireworks (Source: wikimedia.org)

Not surprisingly, DC goes pretty much all-out for the Fourth of July. We’ve compiled another list of bars (other than those already sold out) having events Friday to celebrate our nation’s birthday.Hat tip  (for many of these) to the typically-excellent roundups from the Washington Post‘s Going Out GurusWashingtonian‘s Best Bites Blog. InTheCapital,

Fireworks View

These roof decks will have (or claim to have) a view of the fireworks on the Mall. Fireworks usually start around 9:10p.

U Street

  • 1905
    • $20 (door) ($15 advance tix sold out)
    • Best bar roof deck in city will be host to a party serving 3 Stars Brewing Company beers
    • 1 item from grill (burger/sausage/ribs) + 2 sides OR 2 beers
    • $5 3 Stars drafts
    • Doors open at 3p
  • The Brixton
    • Free
    • HH from 1-7p on rooftop ($15 Bud Light buckets, $4 Bud Light/Miller Lite bottles, $5 drafts, $5 rails, Smirnoff/Absolut flavors, $6 wine)
    • Hot dog eating contest at 5p (get there by 4p and RSVP at link)
  • DC 9
    • Free
    • $11 for choice of burgers/brats, 2 sides & slice of watermelon)
    • $4 DC Brau’s
    • Doors open at 2p

H Street

  • H Street Country Club
    • Free
    • Doors open at 11:30a
  • Avery’s Bar and Lounge
    • $10 (door & online)
    • $5 Fireball shots & $6 Jack/Jameson drinks from 5-9p
    • DJ
    • Doors open at 3p
  • Rock and Roll Hotel
    • Free
    • DJs and live music
    • drink specials
    • Doors open at 4p

Columbia Heights

  • Red Derby
    • Free
    • Doors open at 11a
    • Happy hour from 11a-8p ($1 off beer) + $2 hot dogs
    • Roof deck

No View Parties

Chinatown/Penn Quarter

  • City Tap House
    • $10 to enjoy BBQ food
    • BeerBQ Battle between 3 Stars Brewing & Evolution
    • $5 each – 10 drafts of 3 Stars & 10 drafts of Evolution / $5 John Daly drinks all ady
    • cornhole tournament on patio
  • Hill Country Backyard Barbecue (outside National Building Museum)
    • Free
    • doors open at noon
    • live music starts at 5p

Downtown

  • DNV (Donovan House Rooftop)
    • Free
    • Doors open at noon
    • fireworks streaming on big screen
    • boozy popsicles
  • Lincoln
    • $30 all-you-can-eat cookout
    • $5 Jack’s Hard Cider / $6 Port City Pilsner / $4 Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA / $4 Miller Lite / $3 PBR
    • $34 Emancipation Punch bowls
    • HH specials from 2-7p
    • Doors open at 2p
  • Cafe du Parc
    • Free patio party
    • $15 burgers/hot dogs/chicken & veggie wraps w/ cole slaw, chips & water
    • bluegrass musicians
    • Noon-8p, restaurant closes at 10:30p

Adams Morgan

  • Jack Rose
    • Free
    • “AmeriCAN Drink Dependence Day”
    • $4 Snake Dog & Easy IPA cans $5 Flying Dog drafts from noon-5p / $5 cans & $6 drafts from 5p-fireworks end
  • Cashion’s Eat Place
    • $40 All You Can Eat + one Cashion’s cocktail
    • Starts at 2p until food runs out or 6p
    • tons of great food
  • Town Tavern
    • Free
    • food specials
    • $3 domestic bottles / $4 rails / $5 draft pints till 6p
    • $5 donation to Wounded Warrior gets $3 domestic bottles / rails
    • $10 red, white, booze open bar from 9-10p
    • free first beer for military or veterans

H Street

U Street/Logan Circle

  • The Gibson
    • Free Gibson Family Reunion event
    • crab crack & cookout
    • $6 alcoholic popsicles & DJ on back patio
    • $1 veggie burgers + hot dogs
    • Noon-8p
  • Duffy’s Irish Pub
    • Free
    • $20 bottomless Sam Adams Summer & hot dogs from Noon-4p

Georgetown

Dupont Circle

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

  • Barrel
    • Happy hour starts at 4p
    • $3 Bud and $5 American bourbon & whiskeys
  • Capitol Lounge
    • $25 all-you-can-eat Maryland crabs
    • 3-7p

Columbia Heights

  • The Heights
    • $9 boozy red, white, and blue floats all day
    • regular HH from 3-7p
  • Lou’s City Bar
    • $4 Redd’s & Miller Lite / $5 Blue Moon all day
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