Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

New Beer, Bow Ties and Midnight Oysters

The weekend in the mirror may be closer than it appears.

Thursday
Chocolate City Beer Launch at RFD
Choc Talk

Chocolate City Beer Launch at RFD

When it rains, it pours. Local beers, that is. Only months after the first local brewery launched, they’re sprouting up everywhere. The latest: Chocolate City Beer, which gets its official start tonight at RFD for $4 a pint. No actual chocolate is involved.

Aug 18, 9pm, RFD, 810 7th St NW, 202-289-2030

25% Off Read’s Clothing Project
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25% Off Read’s Clothing Project

The local guy behind Read’s Clothing Project is at it again, and this time he’s expanding into gingham and seersucker ties, tees with plaid pockets and new styles of madras. Better yet, he’s letting UD readers take 25% off this weekend. Read it and weep (with gratitude).

Friday
Late-Night Oysters in Dupont
HANK-Y PANKY

Late-Night Oysters in Dupont

Next time a 1am oyster craving hits, you’ve got answers—in the form of the expanded Hank’s Oyster Bar, which has doubled its seats and extended its hours for noshing on Bacon Peanut Brittle and Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese Sauce. Oh, and they still have oysters.

Saturday
Pizzas with Free Pitchers
INSIDE PITCH

Pizzas with Free Pitchers

You normally don’t need an incentive to seek out pizza. But Urbana is giving you one anyway. Every afternoon for the rest of the summer, ordering one of their market pizzas also gets you a gratis pitcher of white sangria or raspberry shandy with lemonade and beer. You shan’t miss it.

Available now through the end of summer, 2-5pm daily, Urbana, 2121 P St NW, 202-956-6650

Next Saturday
A Beer Dinner Catered by Food Trucks
LUCKY SEVEN

A Beer Dinner Catered by Food Trucks

There won’t be a Nats game on this night, but you’ll still want to head to the glorified parking lot down the block, as seven food trucks cater a seven-course dinner with Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada breweries. Bring a camera for your next feature film, Beer Parking Lot.

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