Things to do for February 09, 2012

The Weekender

Half-Smokes, Pickle Juice and Breakup Songs

The weekend is not above a good old-fashioned serenade.

Thursday
Half-Smoke and a Stout for $7
SEVENTH HEAVEN

Half-Smoke and a Stout for $7

Bourbon Steak isn’t just giving you a deal, they’re giving you a choice: a Red Apron half-smoke, topped with either sauerkraut and spicy ketchup onions or venison chili and charred jalapeño Cheez Whiz. They’ll throw in a stout, too. Which is really the only sensible choice.

Sun-Thu in February, $7 (bar only), Bourbon Steak, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202-944-2026

Saturday
The New Hangover Cure: Pickle Espresso
PUCKER

The New Hangover Cure: Pickle Espresso

Come Saturday morning, you’ll probably need coffee. Also, electrolytes (read: salt). Enter Love Potion Number Brine, a devilish new concoction from Peregrine Espresso and local pickle-monger Gordy’s Pickle Jar. In it, sweet pickle brine meets espresso, milk and simple syrup. And your hangover meets its match.

Sunday
Spinning Vinyl for Abe
ON RECORD

Spinning Vinyl for Abe

It’s Abe’s birthday on Sunday, so we think it’s time to engage in that most American of pursuits: flipping through old dusty records in a comedy club while local DJs wail away all afternoon. No word on a Daniel Day-Lewis appearance.

Tuesday
Five Aphrodisiac Cocktails at PX
PX I LOVE YOU

Five Aphrodisiac Cocktails at PX

Old Town’s upstairs speakeasy is normally closed Tuesdays, but they’re taking reservations for V-Day with a five-course cocktail tasting for couples, focusing on aphrodisiac ingredients like cardamom and chocolate. And lots of that notorious aphrodisiac, champagne.

Feb 14, 6pm-close, $65/couple, PX, 728 King St, Alexandria, VA, 703-299-8384, reserve here

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Pilar
THE OTHER HALF

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Pilar

Of course, not everything can be chocolate, roses and Barry White. Should you find yourself unattached (or just looking for those who are unattached), Bar Pilar is pouring bitter cocktails all night long over an array of breakup songs. Probably not all by Ryan Adams.

Feb 14, 5pm-close, Bar Pilar, 1833 14th St NW, 202-265-1751

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