Your Perks: 1) A bottle of Lock Stock & Barrel 13 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey—arguably the most acclaimed new whiskey on the market. 2) 34% off a brilliantly simple wireless speaker. 3) Really exquisite vintage barware from the golden age of drinking. Your home bar deserves this.
Things to do for March 13, 2014
Oysters, Pig’s Heads and Buddha: It’s Your Weekend
The weekend: now with more daylight.
The Next Move Baltimore Is Here
This concerns blue crab. Berger cookies. And, okay, beer. And where to get them next time you find yourself in Baltimore. Just call up this latest iteration of UrbanDaddy’s free, award-winning mobile app, tell it who you’re with and what you’re after, and—just like in DC—it’ll give you your next move.
Red Apron Doubles Down on Meat
That didn’t take long: the Partisan, the new restaurant extension of the flagship Red Apron Butcher, is already open. You’ll find 30 kinds of charcuterie, plenty of sour ales and four spirits on draft. In case you need a little extra nerve to try the roasted pig’s head.
Buying the Contents of Buddha Bar
So, Buddha Bar. That didn’t go over so well. But you’re here to pick up the pieces. Literally. They’re auctioning the whole place off, from tables to speakers to kitchen gear to... the giant gold Buddha statue. It’ll look great in the master bathroom.
Okay. So it’s stupid cold again today. Not to worry. By Saturday, it’ll be warm enough for oysters on a patio. The K Street Belgian spot is shucking all-you-can-eat local oysters, along with $4 Stone Smoked Porter and Cali-Belgique IPA beer. You can become the Joey Chestnut of oysters.
A St. Pat’s Trial Run at Dubliner
St. Patrick’s Day is on a Monday this year. Not ideal. Also not insurmountable. The Dubliner is getting things started two days early, with “St. Practice Day,” also known as two stages of live music and four bars, including one under a pop-up tent. Yes, they all have whiskey.
Waking Up Early to Watch Soccer
Might as well go to a bar at 9:30am. Because they’ve got the biggest English Premier League matches on 23 HD screens. Also because it’s a bar, with $18 beer buckets and pitchers, and two-for-one Bloodys and mimosas. Wayne Rooney would approve.