New month, new music! Here are some of our fave picks for November and a few suggestions to kick off date night while you’re out with your significant other or you know, with yourself (we’re not judging).
November 3 – RL GRIME
November 11 – Zeds Dead
November 18 – Afrojack
November 22 – Benny Benassi
November 23 – Young Thug
November 25 – Diplo
Turn it into a night out! Restaurants and bars near Echostage
La Puerta Verde – (located at 2001 Fenwick St NE) A quick 5 minute Uber away from Echostage, this is a place to grab a bite and drink before the show. This super artsy Mexican restaurant and bar serves tequila ON TAP and has a selection of Mezcal. You can also find Mexican beers for $6 and 3 tacos for $10. This place is pretty much everything you are looking for and more. (Open Tuesday through Thursday from 5-10pm. Friday 5-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 3-11pm)
Church and State – (located at 1236 H St NE) If you are just looking for some crafty cocktails, this is the place for you. On the menu, you can find classic drinks under The Bill of Rights and more original cocktails under Seven Deadly Sins. The snug atmosphere of this old fashioned lounge makes up for the slightly overpriced cocktails ranging from $10-$13. (Open Wednesday-Thursday 7-11pm. Friday-Saturday 7pm-2am)
Biergarten Haus – (located at 1355 H St NE) If you are not about that beer game this is most definitely NOT the spot for you. Here you can find half liters for $8 dollars and full liters foR $15. This is also a place to grab some easy finger food like wings and sliders. This place made our list because it has an outdoor heated beer garden AND sports on TVs. (Open Monday-Thursday 4-11pm. Friday-Saturday 4pm-2am. Sunday 11am-11pm)
Star & Shamrock Tavern & Deli – (located at 1341 H St NE) Do you prefer your glass half full or half empty? Your answer will determine your attendance to this tavern. This is the place for both a pre and post-game, staying open Sunday through Thursday until 1:45am and weekends until 2:45am. Don’t come expecting wine or anything non-Irish like vodka and tequila because you won’t find it. What you will find is an endless beer and whiskey list alongside sandwiches that are sure to fill you up.
Sosepso – (located at 1344 H St NE) Are you trying to turn up before the concert? Then don’t come here. Sosepso is the spot to sit down for a bite at a table or the bar. This Mediterranean fare has a full menu of appetizers, entrees, and drinks.
November 4 – GRIZ
Turn it into a night out! Restaurants and bars near The Anthem
The Wharf – well this is a NO BRAINER. This awesome new development just opened last month. It’s as if the universe knew you were heading here for a concert this weekend. Here is our recommendation for a pre and post-game.
Brighton – (located at 949 Water STtSW) Don’t feel like barstooling? Turn away now because this beautifully designed pub is lined with them. Located right on the water, this is a great pre-game spot with a stacked drink menu. Feeling hungry after the concert? Hop right back over to experience Brighton’s late night menu with snacks and more alcohol (p.s they say nothing good happens after 2am – good thing that’s just after last call).
Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi – (located at 791 Wharf St SW) This is most certainly a pre-game destination where you can grab tapas and some drinks. A beautiful Spanish “villa-like” restaurant serves plenty of options even the pickiest of eaters and drinkers will enjoy. Bonus points: The restaurant is offering 10% off food through Sunday, November 5 while they continue to train its staff.
Capital One Arena
November 5 – Imagine Dragons
November 16 – Janet Jackson
November 19 – Lady Gaga
November 21 – Dead & Company
November 29 – Jay Z
Turn it into a night out! Restaurants and bars near Capital One Arena
Oh how the options are endless in this neck of the woods. BUT here are our best happy hour recommendations spots…
Penn Social – (located at 801 E St NW) Are you someone that likes to have fun? Well DUH you are a FamousDC subscriber. This place is the answer to your dreams. From a close time that’s TBD, to an array of games you haven’t seen since your parents brought you to an arcade when you were 9, this place has it all. The menu is stocked with bar food pleasers, and from 4-7pm you can experience Penn Social’s happy hour deals with discounts on craft beers, rail drinks and wine. Find a better spot for your pregame we dare you.
Iron Horse Tap Room – (located at 507 7th St NW) If you’re a punctual person, this is not the happy hour spot for you. It runs until 8pm daily running different specials Sunday through Thursday. To top it all off, you can pop back over for a post-game because happy hour specials continue starting at 11pm till close (either 2 or 3am). Brace yourself!
Jaleo – (located at 480 7th St NW) Time to get twisted with Jaleo’s Sangria hour every day from 4-6pm. This buzzy Spanish restaurant features a full menu of small bites and cocktails with their specialty of course being sangria. Could you have guessed?
November 12 – Musiq Soulchild
November 17 – White Ford Bronco
Turn it into a night out! Restaurants and bars near Howard Theater:
Yet another area filled with unlimited drinking and eating destinations. Here are two to kick off your night…
Provision 14 – (located at 2100 14th St NW) This bi-level 14th street gem is a place where everyone can enjoy themselves. The happy hour menu serves a nice selection of wine, beers, and cocktails. Plus, $3 off all small plates (hint: go for the truffle fries or the brussel sprouts). All of this and more from 5-9pm daily!
The Royal – (located at 501 Florida Ave NW) What a beauty. This hip eatery and bar features a menu of latin snacks that will have you drooling. Only a couple steps away from the venue, you can be served (a little pricey but well worth your money) cocktails. Check out their mule of the week; it’s always delish!
Sidebar: (no pun intended) event-goers around Holiday season could affect the hours and availabilities of these restaurants and bars.