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The Hot List: Fourth of July Parties

Sure, you could take in the Fourth from the comfort of your home. But you deserve better. And America deserves better. These five parties will help you celebrate our independence with style. And... beer.

Freedom Fest at Republic
AMERICAPALOOZA

Freedom Fest at Republic

You require: Beer, barbecue and bands.
You’ll receive: A Coachella-style cookout in Takoma Park, with several bands including Yamomanem and Human Country Jukebox. Plus: 25 local brews, slow-cooked pork and $1 oysters.

11am-3pm or 3-7pm, $35; all-day pass, $50; Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 301-270-3000, tickets here

Spike’d Independence at Capitol Skyline
SPIKE IT

Spike’d Independence at Capitol Skyline

You require: A chef with reality-cooking-show experience.
You’ll receive: Top Chef’s Spike Mendelsohn grilling you up burgers, fish tacos and grouper sandwiches poolside, as well as DJs, cocktails and beer. All on the Capitol Skyline’s rooftop.

Independence Day at the Graham
GRAHAM RIGHT

Independence Day at the Graham

You require: A rooftop. And lots of booze.
You’ll receive: A booth for you and nine friends at the top of the Graham Georgetown, where your table will be kept freshly stocked with things like champagne, whiskey and gin. Which are things you like.

Red, White and ’Que at the Liaison
DIVE IN

Red, White and ’Que at the Liaison

You require: A pool, a roof and an all-American spread.
You’ll receive: Burgers, hot dogs and classic sides from Art and Soul restaurant, served poolside on the Liaison’s roof deck with cocktails. Remember to wait 30 minutes before going in the water. Or not. Either way.

BeerBQ Battle at City Tap House
TAP IT OFF

BeerBQ Battle at City Tap House

You require: Beer and meat.
You’ll receive: Chefs from City Tap House, 3 Stars Brewing Company and Evolution Craft Brewing Co. going head-to-head to create delicious barbecue. For you to eat. Also: 10 drafts from each brewery to wash it all down. And a cornhole competition. The Founding Fathers would approve.

Noon-5pm, $10 at door (includes admission and food), City Tap House, 901 9th St NW, 202-644-9433

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