Things to Do

Where & When: This Week in Washington Nightlife

What to do every night of this week for fun.

Monday, April 7: Celebrate Prohibition With Beer. Duh.
If you enjoy beer as much as we do, then surely you’re aware that today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of Prohibition—for beer, that is. Though the ban on other alcoholic beverages wasn’t repealed until December 5, 1933, beer once again became legal on April 7 of that year with the modification of the Volstead Act. That’s your quick history-lesson recap. Now bring on the beer!

Tuesday, April 8: Beer Tapping at Gordon Biersch
There’s Maibock beer to be tapped and a Caribbean band to dance to tonight at the Tysons Corner Center location of Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. There’ll be door prizes, a contest for craziest Hawaiian shirt, and more. 6 to 9 PM.
Wednesday, April 9: Big Buck Hunter Tournament
If you love bars and bar video games, then you’re absolutely going to love the Big Buck Hunter Tournament starting tonight at Garrett’s in Georgetown. Face off against other Big Buck Hunter players—the tournament will go until April 30. Plus there are $2.25 drafts of Dos Equis lager, prizes, giveaways, and more. 9 PM.

Thursday, April 10: Yeasayer at the Black Cat
One of the year’s most buzzed-about bands will play the Black Cat tonight. When Yeasayer came to town a few months ago, it immediately sold out the backstage of the Black Cat, annoying the hordes of music lovers who weren’t able to get tickets. With an appearance on the main stage, there should be plenty of room for everybody—but we still suggest getting tickets early or else you might just miss one of the best live acts we’ve seen in ages.

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