A traveling truck packed with Veuve Clicquot champagne will be parked at the bar’s patio at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW from 5-9 p.m. tonight.
Representatives from the high-end champagne brand have been touring the country and hosting patio events at bars in several cities. Bar Dupont patrons will be able to purchase $20 glasses of bubbly or $110 bottles between 5 and 9 p.m. today. For $129, customers can purchase unlimited champagne for the evening.
Bar Dupont will also be serving three specialty cocktails made with Veuve Cliquot champagne, and a food menu that includes hibiscus-infused ceviche, mini lobster rolls, and Chesapeake Bay oysters.
The Veuve Cliquot truck will stop at several downtown bars over the weekend before leaving the District.
Photo via Twitter/ Veuve Clicquot
With the change in seasons comes seasonal beer, and four upcoming DC events are giving you the opportunity to celebrate both. Be sure to check out these great beer festivals in and around the neighborhood.
The Second LivingSocial Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival
LivingSocial is bringing back its Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival this weekend (September 29-30) from noon until 5 pm at the Half Street Fairgrounds (1299 Half Street SE). The event will feature beers from more than 50 craft breweries and food from DC’s favorite food trucks. The festival will also feature live music and interactive art installations.
A $59 ticket gets you a five-ounce sampling stein to taste your pick from each of the breweries. Food trucks will be selling food separately throughout the duration of the event. Tickets and information are available on the event’s website.
City Dogs Rescue’s Barktoberfest
City Dogs Rescue is hopping in on the seasonal beer action (yes, that was a beer pun) with a fundraiser at the Biergarten Haus (1355 H Street NE) on Wednesday, October 17 from 7 until 9 pm. A ticket ($25 in advance and $30 at the door) includes unlimited .5 liters of select draught beers and the chance to win prizes in a raffle. All of the evening’s proceeds go towards City Dogs Rescue. Tickets are available online; additional information is available on the Facebook page.
Capitol City Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest Celebration
On Saturday, October 6, Capitol City Brewing Company will host its 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest Festival at The Village at Shirlington (Arlington) from noon until 7 pm. The day will feature traditional German food and beer and live music. Tickets are $25 and include a wristband, official tasting glass and ten drink tickets. The event is free for non-drinkers and children. For more information, visit the Capital City’s website.
Oktoberfest at Bar Dupont Keeps On
Last weekend was the first of many Oktoberfest celebrations at Bar Dupont (1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW), and this weekend, the party continues. The local bar will host an Oktoberfest party on its patio (turned Biergarten) September 28-30 with live polka music, Oktoberfest-style draft brews and hearty German food. For more information, visit the website.
Well folks, it’s finally fall (and almost October), which means (as our Borderstan beer guru will tell you) it’s time for Oktoberfest. Yes, Oktoberfest — that annual, German-born, month-long celebration of beer.
And this year, there’s no need to catch a flight to Munich to participate in the festivities, because Oktoberfest will be celebrated in Dupont Circle.
Starting this weekend (September 22), Bar Dupont (1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW) will host an Oktoberfest party on its patio (turned Biergarten), with live polka music, Oktoberfest-style draft brews and hearty German food. The beer will even be served in steins and pitchers to make the whole experience feel authentic, and well, more German.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Paulaner Hefeweizen
- Paulaner Oktoberfest
- Paulaner Pilsner
- Sam Adams Octoberfest
Traditional German Fare
- Wurst/Sausage with Bun
- Wurst/Sausage with Sauerkraut and German Potato Salad
- Raclette with Baby Potatoes and Pickles
- Pretzel with Mustard
- Gingerbread Heart
- Saturday, September 22: Live polka music starting at noon
- Sunday, September 23: Polka Brothers Band from 2 until 7 pm
- Thursday, September 27: The Continentals from 6 until 9 pm
- Friday, September 28: Liab und Schneid from 6 until 10 pm
The Bar Dupont Biergarten will open daily from noon until closing; food will be prepared on the patio on the grill during the weekends, and served from the kitchen on weekdays. For more information, visit the website.