Things to Do

What to Do This Week: June 30 to July 3

A patriotic party at Bier Baron and the AT&T Best of Washington kick-off happy hour at Bethesda Row.

Try dishes from Luke’s Lobster and more at the AT&T Best of Washington happy hour at Bethesda Row on Tuesday. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Monday, June 30

COMEDY: Previously, the best laughs you probably had at Little Miss Whiskey’s were with your friends discussing the physics of its second-story dance floor (it’s not going to collapse, don’t worry). But tonight you can change that with La Bomba, the bar’s new weekly standup comedy show, featuring comics from DC, Baltimore, and occasionally farther afield. It’s free, and drink specials include $4 DAB tallboys and $5 rails. Free. 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, July 1

BEST OF WASHINGTON: It’s finally July, which means the AT&T Best of Washington party is almost upon us. Come to the last kick-off happy hour at Bethesda Row, where a $15 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gets you two drink tickets and tastings at Cafe Deluxe, Georgetown Cupcake, Luke’s Lobster, American Tap Room, Mussel Bar, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Shophouse. It also gives you the chance to hang out with us and to buy discounted tickets to the big event on July 16. Hopefully, we’ll also be celebrating an American World Cup win. $15; RSVP through Facebook. 6 PM.

Wednesday, July 2

BEER: New Belgium Brewery presents its Sweet and Sour evening, a night of sour beers and sweet Belgian chocolates. It might not be the first time this week Americans eat Belgian for dinner, which is my poor attempt at a World Cup burn. Anyway, head to Chinatown’s Jackpot to get your taste buds going. Free. 7 PM.

Thursday, July 3

AMERICA: Fourth of July isn’t until Friday, but you can start celebrating the birth of our nation early at Bier Baron, which is hosting ’MURRICA, the caps and the apostrophe being totally necessary. It’s half theme party, half comedy night, featuring insane characters, stereotypes, and historical figures. Dress as patriotic as you can, and you should be good to go. Tickets ($10) are available online. 7 PM.

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