Drinks on the grid

A look at Midtown Cocktail Week’s best happenings

Russell Eastman (above) and Tyler Williams pour at The Golden Bear.

Russell Eastman (above) and Tyler Williams pour at The Golden Bear.

Photo By shoka

Find out more information at www.midtowncocktailweek.org.

The art of drinking well

Midtown Cocktail Week opens at L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen with a lesson in drinking, from aperitif to digestif.

Monday, August 9, 5-8 p.m.; 1801 L Street, Suite 50; no cover.

Mixology competition

Local bartenders compete for bragging rights at Lounge on 20.

Tuesday, August 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 1050 20th Street; no cover.

Whiskey worldwide

A lesson on international whiskeys at de Vere’s Irish Pub.

Wednesday, August 11, 4-8 p.m.; 1521 L Street; no cover.

What is mezcal?

All things agave tonight at Zócalo Restaurant.

Thursday, August 12, 6-8 p.m.; 1801 Capitol Avenue, 6-8 p.m.; no cover.

On the block

Just like Basic Instinct, SN&R uses block ice at home, because it doesn’t dilute the drinks. Take a lesson tonight at Red Lotus.

Friday, August 13, 4:30-7 p.m.; 2716 J Street; no cover.

Day rage

Nothing beats an afternoon patio party at The Golden Bear. Guaranteed.

Saturday, August 14, 1-4 p.m.; 2326 K Street; no cover.

Give cocktails the boot

Hot Italian schools the locals on the famed cocktails of Italy.

Sunday, August 15, 2-5 p.m.; 1627 16th Street; no cover.