Throw back some local brewskies
The city is chock-full of great local craft breweries, so you’d be remiss not to give your guests a taste. Take your pick from the pack: 3 Stars, Atlas, Bluejacket, DC Brau, Right Proper, and more. Neighboring suburban breweries like Port City are also worth a stop.
Sip locally pressed cider
DC now has not one, not two, but three cideries! The first arrival, Anxo, has two locations where you can taste their cider paired with Spanish pinxtos. Supreme Core is distributing across the city, so stop by one of the restaurants or bars serving their stuff. And Capitol Cider House is the newest in the set, having opened in a casual space in Petworth.
Baseball season is underway, so take your guests out to the ballpark. Nats Park has some killer food options, as well as special events like Pups in the Park, bobblehead giveaways, decade nights, and more. While you’re down there, be sure to check out the rest of the neighborhood.
Our first president’s historic estate is just a 30-minute drive from the city. You can walk through the 18th-century mansion, stroll the expansive gardens and grounds, check out the four-acre farm, learn about historic trades, pay respects at The Tombs, or enjoy the museum galleries.
An institution in the DC music scene, this intimate club has to be on your list. Since the '80s, the 9:30 Club has been graced by household names, under-the-radar artists, and up-and-comers about to make it big. It’s been named the number-one nightclub around by Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Pollstar more than any other club in the country.