A round-up of some recent cool things, and a few that suck.
We attended the grand opening of THRōW Social™ and Kick Axe Throwing® DC, two places that should provide much future entertainment in Ivy City. I was digging the curling options upstairs (five curling sheets available). There is no ice of course, but it will make for a fun night out sliding the stones. Upstairs is THRōW Social, which has a Miami theme, and across the way is FootBowl (throwing footballs at bowling pins), or try renting a cabana and sip some fruity drinks. Kick Axe is downstairs, and looks like a ski lodge from Aspen, where they have 14 axe throwing ranges to practice your technique. It’s also a nice spot to hang out by a fireplace with a hot toddy. The price might make both places more of a once-in-awhile activity, but a good one.
Your DC Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons, 31-19 on Saturday, February 8th. I was there, and the atmosphere was electric, just over 17,000 new fans. I’m also a season ticket holder, so let’s see how the rest of this XFL season plays out. (It’s only 5 home games.) Next game is February 15th at 2pm vs. New York Guardians. (Tickets)
A new brewery is coming to DC, City-State Brewery! (Twitter)
SAVOR is returning for its 13th edition! This time down at The Anthem on May 15th. Stay tuned for more on the beer options, but there are lots of local breweries so far. (Website) (Review from 2019’s version)
As you prepare yourself for SAVOR, don’t forget about HopFest, coming March 14th at DC Brau. (Preview)
Eisenhower Memorial is opening in a few months. (Website)
February is Black History Month. There is a lot going on in DC, check this list for starters. (Eventbrite)
Play Off Pizza is coming to Mount Vernon Triangle, from the owner of The Brig, and we like The Brig so we hope to like this too. (Eater DC)
You still have plenty of concert options in February! (Top 15 Concerts)
Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is happening starting Feb. 19th! (Preview)
Rugby is coming to DC! Check out the Old Glory DC when they play on Feb. 16th. (Preview)
February includes Valentine’s Day. The most soul sucking faux holiday available!
The pop-up bars brought to you by Drink Company (like Game of Thrones, etc.) are no more. They are closing down the pop-up concepts for good. Here’s more info. (Washingtonian)
I walked up Barracks Row (8th St. SE) the other day (after a couple months away), and was struck by all the empty storefronts. It sucks how many places have closed in the past year or so.