Our Guide to Bethesda’s March Martini Madness

Because we prefer shopping and cocktails over basketball any day.

Drybar's “Up-tini.” Photograph courtesy of BrandlinkDC.

Get your head in the game with Bethesda Row’s March Martini Madness event. For the second year in a row, the area’s restaurants craft one-of-a-kind Row-tinis—offered up at happy hour prices all day long—in hopes of winning the title of best martini on the block. The best part? After you’ve sampled contenders like the Old Peach Basket at Mon Ami Gabi, Clouds Over the Cosmo at Jaleo, and the Asian Green Apple-Cocotini at Raku, you can score beauty giveaways and shopping discounts at participating salons and boutiques. Watching from the sidelines is not an option.

4807 Bethesda Ave.; 301-652-1610
Add a spa treatment to your season’s bracket with Aveda’s package specials. Pamper yourself with a pedi, a blowout, and a makeup session for $101, or spring for the full-body massage and hourlong facial for $185.

4840 Bethesda Ave.; 240-483-4277
Enter to win a Drybar blowout every week on Bethesda Row’s Facebook page. Mention the word “martini” on Mondays to receive $10 off your blowout until the end of the month.

7411 Bethesda Ave.; 301-664-9242
Don’t leave the game without a win—shop home accessories from designers such as Jonathan Adler and Rablabs at 20 percent off when you mention March Martini Madness.

Le Creuset
7116 Bethesda La.; 301-718-1885
Receive 15 percent off wine glass purchases when you mention the event at the French cookware store.

4856 Bethesda Ave.; 301-652-0574
Need to detox after all those martinis? This yoga-focused apparel store hosts a complimentary yoga class at Core Power Yoga Studio March 21 at 6 PM.