We assume you need to buy someone a gift. So here are three great options: 1) A snow-globe-sized wireless speaker, 30% off. 2) Spending $25 and getting $50 worth of handsome gadgets and accessories from LA gadget shop Alpha. 3) Impossibly delicious, freshly baked cookies delivered directly from Brooklyn.
Things to do for December 13, 2012
Rare Beer, Spiked Shakes and Pickles
The weekend looks forward to 01/01/2101.
50 Beers You Can’t Get Here
Time to see what they’re doing in Florida, Georgia and monastic retreats in the New Mexico desert. Beer-wise, that is. Tonight only, Scion’s got 50 beers not normally distributed in DC. Like Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA, Foothills Seeing Double IPA and probably plenty of other clever puns.
30% Off at the Diner + Spiked Shakes
The Diner debuts its winter menu tonight, and they’re knocking 30% off new items like the Popeye, a grilled cheese with feta and spinach. They’ll also have samples of new cocktails like a Bacon Bourbon Float and a peppermint shake with crème de menthe. Candy cane included.
It sits in your closet, festooned with reindeer and fir trees, destined to see the outside world only one night a year. This is that night. Wear an ugly sweater to the Mellow Mushroom and get all their seasonal drafts for $2. Then step into their photo booth to document the ugliness.
Nage Returns for Your After-Work Trysts
This secret little spot on Scott Circle is back after a renovation with barn wood and tiles of live moss. Happy hour gets you $6 cocktails while you assess the menu from the new chef, a vet of Fiola. Think cold-weather combatants like pork loin and beans, crab gratin and blackened catfish sandwiches.
Holiday Shopping at a Brewery
Shopping malls. You’d rather not. Especially when you can get some holiday cheer (and edible gifts) at a brewery. 3 Stars is pouring six beers (including a bourbon-barrel-aged porter) while you peruse offerings from artists, sausage makers and pickle purveyors. Nothing stuffs a stocking like pickles.