Food & Drink

The Weekend Playbook: #BDOYL, retro happy hours, and yacht rock

Weekend P Main

Event of the Week: In case you've been sleeping for the past 712hrs and had zero communication with the world, 1) you're probably super well-rested, and 2) you'll be in fine shape for Friday to be the Best Day Of Your Life (#BDOYL). Jump on your bike and follow the itinerary provided, and be sure to meet our editor at Standard around 8p to get delicious, nutritious free beer. Download the itinerary right here

Thursday, June 20thCelebrating their 2yr anniversary, Acre 121 is holding a "2 Years & $2 Beers" special on all drafts, bottles, and cans Thursday & Friday.They've got all the specials up on their FB page here

Unless you're Orrin Hatch, surviving on Capitol Hill longer than 25yrs is a pretty big deal. To mark the special occasion, Tortilla Coast is holding a special "retro" happy hour from 330-8p with retro pricing on select items and a "Shiner’s Trivia Night" with prizes. Hit their Facebook page for all the details

Friday, June 21thJackson 20 is kicking Summer off with an all-you-can-eat-and-drink jam fest: crispy suckling pig tacos, signature fried chicken, BBQ ribs with a fixings bar, refreshing Summer cocktails, and the Yacht Rock tribute band "Three Sheets to the Wind", who never have a show without sweet Solo... cups. Buy that ticket!

Saturday, June 22ndInspiring many a Hulk smash(es), the DC Bourbon Bash in Dupont Circle is where you'll pop in and out of the eight venues (Board Room/Bufffalo Billiards/Science Club) for a premium bourbon tasting tour, live bluegrass music, and food pairings. Ticket Ticket Ticket

Back again this year, the Alexandria Food and Wine Festival returns to Old Town with local restaurants (Clyde's/Trademark/Jamieson), live entertainment, and a lush wine tent w/ 15 wineries. Get all the info on their page

Tell your co-worker to can it for a minute, because you're tying to read about the Can Jam at Kastle Stadium (1-5p) with unlimited sampling of over 20 breweries (Goose Island/DC Brau/Avery), food trucks, and live music. Now, tell him/her about the cans you'll be sampling on Saturday. Get your ticket now, or miss out on all those cans

Did we miss something? Why don't you tell us what YOU'RE going to do this weekend in the comments below, and then we'll comment back, and WE'LL MAKE A FANTASTIC PERSONAL CONNECTION!