Things to do for February 14, 2013

The Weekender

Cheap Beer, Cheaper Champagne and Pastrami Cheese Fries

As goes tonight, so goes the weekend.

Thursday
Penn Quarter’s New Ramen Shop Debuts
RAM TOUGH

Penn Quarter’s New Ramen Shop Debuts

Now that you’ve settled on a valentine, you can treat them to some hot, steamy... broth. You’ll want to make for the counter seats in this bright, oak-filled room and get a good look at the four kinds of ramen. Then get a look at their eight drafts and 30 more bottles and cans.

Now open, 5-11pm daily, Daikaya, 705 6th St NW, 202-589-1600

Dirt-Cheap Buckets of Beer at P.J.’s
ANTI-VALENTINE’S

Dirt-Cheap Buckets of Beer at P.J.’s

So your Valentine’s Day got derailed. Two things: 1) she was no good for you anyway, and 2) you can get a bucket of six beers for 14 bucks at P.J. Clarke’s, along with banana splits and half-price bottles of rosé to send to the next table over. They’ll love it. They’ll love you.

Friday
Jewish Bar Bites at DGS’s Happy Hour
THE CHOSEN COCKTAILS

Jewish Bar Bites at DGS’s Happy Hour

The problem with happy hour: it’s tough to get a bagel and lox. Here to remedy that: DGS, which is rolling out happy hour bites like smoked-salmon tartare with bagel crunchies or pastrami chili cheese fries. Wash them down with specials on beer, pickle backs and new drinks like The Mensch.

Gumballhead and Other Rare Beers
BEER. HERE.

Gumballhead and Other Rare Beers

And now, another chance for you, dear drinker, to see what the clever folks in places like Indiana and Georgia are doing with hops and barley. All night, the Black Squirrel is pouring 16 beers that you almost never see here, with names like Wee Heavy-er, Robert the Bruce and Pride & Joy.

Saturday
A Bottle of Champagne for a Buck
BRUNCHING

A Bottle of Champagne for a Buck

Sometimes your brunches, even in their bottomless variations, are subtle. Not this one. For its first anniversary, Irish Whiskey is rolling out dollar bottles of champagne for brunch as long as you spend 10 bucks on food. It’s sure to fuel your mimosa making. And your shenanigan making.

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