The Week in Food Events: DC Beer Week, Bottomless Barbecue at Hank’s Oyster Bar

Plus Cashion's launches family-style rockfish roasts.
The Week in Food Events: DC Beer Week, Bottomless Barbecue at Hank’s Oyster Bar
DC Beer Week brings a multitude of brew-filled festivities to Washington. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

DC Beer Week: The annual city-wide brew fest begins on Monday, and continues through the week with a multitude of activities. Check the event schedule for a variety of tastings and tap takeovers, dinners, concerts, and a scavenger hunt (just to name a few).

Virginia restaurant week: The first ever Dine Out Tysons begins Monday, where a variety of restaurants offer special menus. Options vary, but most serve three-course lunches for $20, and dinners for $30.

Beer dinner: Richmond’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery just announced an exciting expansion, and will co-host a dinner at Birch & Barley on Monday at 7. Make reservations for the five-course meal paired with six beers ($60 per person).

Family-style fish: Cashion’s launches the first in a series of Rockfish Roasts on Wednesday at 6:30. Chef John Manolatos prepares a whole local and sustainable rockfish that clocks in between 13 and 15 pounds, alongside a variety of sauces and sides. The meal is limited to 20 guests ($55 per person, including tax and tip).

Taste of summer: Bastille celebrates summer with a dinner on Wednesday at 6:30. Begin with a reception featuring Perennial Hommel Bier and small bites, followed by a four-course menu with dishes like Virginia oysters, crab cakes, and grilled quail. All are paired with summery ales. Buy tickets ($99) online.

Kitchen meets community: One Eight Distilling supports DC Central Kitchen’s culinary job training program on Thursday with a party from 6 to 9. Each ticket ($20) includes a cocktail, live music, and access to a silent auction. Food can be purchased separately from Fresh Start Catering. Buy your ticket online.

Rooftop soiree: Del Campo throws a Havana themed fiesta on its rooftop on Friday at 7. A cash bar serves up signature cocktails, while chef Victor Albisu dishes out specialties like roast pork, Cuban sandwiches, and croquetas. Tickets ($37) are available online.

Brews and grooves: The Fillmore Silver Spring features four bands, three DJs, and fifty beers on Saturday during a craft brew music festival, beginning at 4. Bands include Blatant Eighties, Kristen and the Noise, and Regal Beagles, fueled by breweries such as Atlas Brew Works, the Brewer’s Art, and DC Brau. Tickets, 21+ only ($10 to $60), and can be purchased online.

Bottled cocktail class: Zentan bartender Matt Allred teaches a class on bottled cocktails on Saturday from 2 to 4. Learn all about carbonating drinks, bottling, and storing, before sipping the restaurant’s signatures on the rooftop. Call 202-379-4366 for tickets.

National rum day: Head to Cuba Libre on Sunday from 5 to 7 to enjoy half price rum at the bar or lounge. The restaurant collects ninety varieties from Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Tortola, and more. There is no cover charge. Pours are priced across the spectrum, from $8 to $84 for the rare stuff.

Hank’s summer celebration: Hank’s Oyster Bar hosts a Beer-B-Q at its Capitol Hill location on Sunday with Flying Dog brewery. Guests can sip 10 drafts, and feast on oysters, fried chicken, ribs, seasonal sides, pies, and more. Tickets can be purchased online for two sessions: noon to 4, or 5 to 9 ($65).

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