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A Pop-Up Bocce Bar Opens at the W Hotel

Pinea at the W hotel turns over its sunny patio to bocce on Wednesdays. Photograph courtesy of the W hotel.

Bocce fans will have a new place to play when Pinea restaurant turns over its Pennsylvania Avenue patio to fun and games this week. The pop-up bocce bar at the W hotel eatery will feature two full-size courts, which can be reserved for matches during the spring and summer from 6:30 to 9:30–any night except Wednesday when the official DC Bocce League takes over.* After sundown, glow-in-the-dark balls are available to keep the games going.

Bocce courts equipped with glow-in-the-dark balls make nighttime games more fun. Photograph courtesy of the DC Bocce League
Bocce courts equipped with glow-in-the-dark balls make nighttime games more fun. Photograph courtesy of the DC Bocce League

A full outdoor bar will offer specials on Stella and Peroni beers throughout the evening, and players can order dishes like crab croquettes and meatballs sliders from chef Barry Koslow’s menu. Groups can plan ahead and make reservations for the courts through Pinea’s OpenTable, or by calling the restaurant.

Bocce bar at the W. 515 15th St., NW; 202-661-2440

*This post has been updated from an earlier version.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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