London may be “across the pond,” but that’s a 3,716 mile-long pond. So unless you're Benoit Lecomte, the first man to swim across the Atlantic Ocean without a kickboard, you’ll need to know where to go and what to do to celebrate the Summer Olympics here in D.C.
- Bar Rouge (1315 16th St. NW) is serving up a Rouge, White & Blue cocktail ($9), made with Bluecoat Gin, seasonal white peach puree, house-made hibiscus grenadine, iced tea and lemon juice. They're serving it throughout the Summer Games, July 27-Aug. 12.
- The Brixton (901 U St. NW) is opening its second floor at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 27, in time for the opening ceremony. Can't think of a better place to watch the London Olympics than the Brixton -- well, maybe London itself. The facility has a beautiful interior and an incredible rooftop with two bars and plenty of room.
- At the Capitol City Brewing Company (4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington) from opening day on July 27 to the closing ceremonies Aug. 12, the Olympics will be playing on all nine of their flat-screen TVs. You'll also find Olympics-inspired food and drink specials. Capitol City Brewing Company’s downtown location (1100 New York Ave. NW) will also air the games on eight flat-screen TVsand an oversized projection screen.
- Both locations of Good Stuff Eatery (303 Pennsylvania Ave. NW and 2110 Crystal Drive, Arlington) will be serving up their new Brit Burger (available through Aug. 20), with smoked English cheddar, caramelized onions and horseradish mayo -- which they suggest you pair with a sticky toffee milkshake made with fresh housemade custard. Good Stuff will also be screening the games.
- Ping Pong Dim Sum (900 7th St. NW and 1 Dupont Circle NW) is pouring out an Olympics-themed cocktail (pictured). Their flaming passionfruit martini comes topped with a flaming float of Wray & Nephew rum. It's the next best thing to having your own Olympic torch.
- The Pug (1234 H St. NE) is offering $3 Bud tallboys during the entirety of the Summer Games.
- Bring on the Brits! The Queen Vic (1206 H St. NE) should be a good place to watch the events. The establishment promises its patrons that "when Great Britain wins a gold medal, the Queen Vic will celebrate with $4 pints of New Castle all day!"
- Sign of the Whale (1825 M St. NW) is celebrating with an Olympics kickoff party Friday, July 27 with drink specials of $5 select beers and $5 Tito’s vodka cocktails.