Imbiber’s Agenda: Zentan's New Happy Hour, Early T-Day at Jack Rose, and French Liqueurs

Our weekly guide to drinking well in and around the District.

By: Jessica Voelker

Jack Rose's T-Day preparty pairs cask beers and roast turkey. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson.

Happy Monday, fans of booze. Today, sushi (and Singapore slaw) destination Zentan debuts a new happy hour that includes $5 small plates, including spinach, shiitake, and duck egg dumplings; vegetarian spring rolls; sweet & sour meatballs; and a petite portion of that famous slaw. There are also specials on rail cocktails, draft beers, and house wines. The HH will be offered from 4 to 7 PM Monday through Friday.

This being the third week in November, it’s time for the annual Beaujolais Nouveau celebrations. On Wednesday, Brightest Young Things hosts its Beauj blowout at 1905. The party starts around 9:30 PM; find details on the BYT Web site. Then, of course, there’s the annual Beaujolais belly-up at the Bistro Du Coin bar. This begins at midnight on the 17th. Meanwhile, the French Embassy's party takes place on Thursday. Find details and ticket information here.

Also on Thursday, Thanksgiving arrives one week early at Jack Rose. The Adams Morgan Scotch spot is tapping a few beer casks to drink alongside roast turkey. Sounds like a good opportunity to check out potential Thanksgiving beer-pairing options. (For more on that, check out this Best Bites post on T-Day beer pairings from local experts.)

Here’s a cocktail class for those who crush on Chartreuse: Saturday, November 19, the Columbia Room’s Katie Nelson delves into the mysterious and intriguing world of French herbal liqueurs. Tickets to the class are available through the bar’s Web site.

And looking down the line . . .

Bourbon Steak’s head bartenders, Jamie MacBain and Duane Sylvestre, are teaching a two-hour cocktail class on Saturday, December 3, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. They’ll show you delicious ways to use holiday spices in your drinks and will mix up big batches of tasty party cocktails. The class is $105; call Toni Jackson at 202-944-9173 to reserve.