Drinks on the grid
A look at Midtown Cocktail Week’s best happenings
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.
Local bartenders compete for bragging rights at Lounge on 20.
Tuesday, August 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 1050 20th Street; no cover.
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.
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.