We’ve waited four long years to watch the world’s best athletes compete in the summer games. While they’re going for the gold, it’s your duty to take advantage of the drink specials, watch parties, and dining deals.
Food + Drink
108 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Take advantage of Brazilian food and drink specials on August 5 while watching the opening ceremony. Starting at 11 am, caipirinhas will be served alongside feijoada (bean and sausage stew), pao de queijo (cheese bread) and pastel de carne (beef empanadas). Plus: free chips and salsa if you come supporting a country.
3126 12th St., NE
Now through the duration of the games, the restaurant will be serving pao de queijo (cheese bread) for $8, which you can pair with a caipirinha ($12).
1346 T St., NW
The Logan Circle restaurant has a whole weekend planned to celebrate the start of the Olympics. On August 5, watch the opening ceremony and choose from a variety of international cocktails and drink specials. Ring in Bolivian Independence Day on August 6 with rujero cocktails and DJ Antonio Ernesto. Finish the multicultural weekend with a Go-Go brunch from 11 to 3 pm.
2810 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
To support the troupe of Olympians from the Washington area, this Georgetown wine bar offers local wine and cheese flights. The $20 wine selection includes reds and whites from Virginia, paired with Maryland fromage ($14). The games will be shown in the The Cellar.
901 9th St., NW
The Penn Quarter brew bar celebrates the opening and closing ceremonies, where the games will be shown on TVs and the weekday happy hour will extend from 3 to 7 pm. The offer includes $5 beers, $6 house wines, and a $7 shot-and-beer special. On International Beer Day (August 5), try the $10 international beer flights.
1443 P St., NW
The bar will have Olympic-themed drinks starting Friday and going through August 21. The $9 gold, silver and bronze medal cocktails all have cachaça and plenty of tropical fruits. The games will be broadcasted on a full-wall projector.
1423 P St., NW
The bar’s happy hour goes until 9 pm for the opening ceremony. International drinks and Brazilian food will be served throughout the games.
1350 Eye St., NW
Try the $8 caipirinha throughout the games. Enjoy it will watching the games on bar’s TVs.
1200 19 St., NW
The bar pours a $12 spin on the caipirinha called The 10.0, which includes cachaça, ginger syrup, lemon sour, cucumber, lime mint, soda, and blue curaçao. It’s available from August 5 through 21.
201 Massachusetts Ave., NE
From 5 pm until closing, you can get Olympic-inspired cocktails for $7, including caipirinhas, vodka-based caipiroskas, and caipirissimas with light rum.
201 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Staring at 11:30 am for the duration of the games, drinkers can order the “Zika Can’t Catch Bolt” cocktail with Jamaican rum, Midori liqueur and pineapple ($5).
613 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Barrel takes a negative spin on the games with its drink specials, such as the “Call Me in Four Years” with plum wine, gin, and Aperol. All cocktails are $13, and available from Tuesday to Saturday.
1730 M St., NW
The bar and music venue is having a viewing party for the opening ceremonies starting at 7pm.
501 Florida Ave., NW
The bar will be airing the games on its projector and offering cachaca specials through August 21. For the opening ceremony, they’ll have $7 caipirinhas from 3 pm to 1 am.
303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 3291 M St., NW; Crystal City Shops, 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington
Each of the restaurant’s locations will have a few special additions to the menu in honor of the games. The Brazilian Burger comes with muenster, onions, green peppers and tomatoes for $7.65. Finish your meal off with a $5.95 toasted coconut and fudge milkshake.
1308 G St., NW; 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
Is Astro the gold medalist of themed food? From the August 5th to the 21st, Astro will have a special USA vanilla doughnut with raspberries, blueberries, and chocolate drizzle. It’s $2.95, and available for pre-order.