D.C. bars and restaurants are marking International Women’s Day on Thursday with specials, fundraisers, and dishes and drinks that highlight products women have produced. Check back as more participating bars will be added throughout the day.
Brookland’s Finest3126 12th St. NE, brooklandsfinest.com
Brookland’s Finest will serve up a three-course meal paired with Republic Restoratives cocktails named after female television characters. Chef/owner Shannan Troncoso heads an all female leadership team at the restaurant including her sous chef, general manager, and assistant general manager. The $35 menu includes a wedge salad, adobo chicken, and peach cobbler.
Supra1205 11th St. NW, supradc.com
D.C.’s Georgian restaurant is serving two special cocktails tomorrow. The “Lady Boss” combines bourbon, Disaronno, Don Ciccio Cinque, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters ($15) while the “Feminine Mystique” is made with gin, Campari, Mandili Mtsvane (an amber wine produced by a female winemaker), sweet vermouth, and simple syrup ($12). The restaurant will also mark International Women’s Day by donating 8 percent of all dinner sales to N Street Village.
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar300 Florida Ave. NW, anxodc.com
Visit ANXO tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. to participate in a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. The bar will donate 10 percent of proceeds to the organization and they’ll be featuring woman-owned, and woman-produced ciders, vermouths, wines, spirits, and cocktails.
Hank’s Cocktail Bar819 Upshur St. NW, hankscocktailbar.com
Head bartender Jessica Weinstein created twin cocktails that point out how far women have come in the bartending industry. The “.03%” cocktail, for example, references the fact that a century ago, only 3 percent of bartenders were female. Similarly, the “Hanky Panky And The Battle Against ‘Cocktails For Women,’” tips its hat to the first female head bartender of The Savoy Hotel in 1945, Ada “Coley” Colemen. Both drinks are $14.
Glen’s Garden Market2001 S St. NW & 1924 8th St. NW, glensgardenmarket.com
Woman-owned Glen’s Garden Market will offer three wines by the glass priced at $4 each. The three-for-four pricing is to honor the fact that since the first location of the market opened five years ago, it has launched 43 women-owned businesses. Now they’re looking to give one $10,000.
The Green Zone Pop-Up at Zeba Bar3423 14th St. NW, facebook.com/thegreenzonedc
Middle Eastern pop-up bar The Green Zone will serve two cocktails celebrating women Thursday. The first, “Sun Ladies Brigade,” is named after Yezidi women from Sinjar who founder Chris Hassaan Francke says “overthrew their ISIS enslavers and helped deal destruction to Da’ish.” He adds that the drink is further dedicated to “all Kurdish women peshmerga for being the baddest, most determined freedom fighters in Kurdistan and elsewhere.” The drink stars raw honey, direct from Barzan in Iraqi Kurdistan, hibiscus, and fig eau de vie. The second drink, “Human Rights, Human Love,” contains cognac, grape molasses from Turkey, and sour grape paste from Lebanon, garnished with three grapes of different colors. The Green Zone will also be donated to the Free Yezidi Foundation.
Compass Rose1346 T St. NW, compassrosedc.com
Compass Rose has prepared a cocktail list using spirits from women-owned businesses such as Rodham Rye and Capitoline Rose Vermouth. The special drinks will be available all month, but on International Women’s Day, owner Rose Previte will donate a portion of proceeds to N Street Village.
Five to One903 U St. NW, fivetoonedc.com
This music-obsessed bar is offering happy hour pricing all night long for women. That means $10 cocktails and $2 off all wine and beer. The bar will also donate, to Planned Parenthood, 76 cents off every cocktail sold.
Ladurée Georgetown3060 M St. NW, laduree.com
Ladurée will mark the occasion with a $45 three-course menu with a burrata appetizer, lobster main course, and “La Vie en Rose” dessert from pastry chef Claire Heitzler. A portion each sale will go to Baby2Baby, an organization that provides low-income children and families with basic necessities.
Cork Wine Bar1805 14th St. NW, corkdc.com
The 14th Street NW wine bar is offering flights from women winemakers all month long.
Maxwell Park1336 9th St. NW, maxwelldcwine.com
This month’s wine menu at Maxwell Park in Shaw features female winemakers globally, from Oregon to Austria. The bar will also donate $2 of each glass of rosé sold to Girls on the Run.
The Next Whisky Bar2650 Virginia Ave. NW, thewatergatehotel.com/the-next-whisky-bar
Inside the Watergate Hotel, The Next Whisky Bar will serve a “Suffragette City” whiskey sour in honor of International Women’s Day during happy hour from 4-6:30pm for $8.
Citizen Burger Bar1051 N Highland St., Arlington, citizenburgerbar.com
Arlington’s Citizen Burger Bar will donate $1 of each happy hour item sold during an extended happy hour (4-8 p.m.) to Women for Women International. Specials include $5 cocktails, $2-off drafts and glasses of wine, $1-off rail drinks, and $5 select snacks such as cheese fries, fried pickles, and onion rings.
Lapis1847 Columbia Road NW, lapisdc.com
Adams Morgan Afghan restaurant Lapis will donate the proceeds from a specialty cocktail to the Afghan Women Skills Development Centre shelter. The drink will be available from 5:30-10 p.m.
Café Bonaparte1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW, cafebonaparte.com
Café Bonaparte will be offering a specialty cocktail whose proceeds will go to N Street Village.
Macon Bistro & Larder5520 Connecticut Ave. NW
Head bartender Andra (AJ) Johnson has put together a cocktail list that pays tribute to the women in her family who have made a difference in her life. Each drink is paired with a separate charitable organization and the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the profits from each drink sold. The “Belle of the Ball” contains bourbon, Framboise liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lemon ($14). It benefits the Rockwood Leadership Institute. The “NoMa Rising” is made with gin, citrus, rosemary, Lillet, hopped grapefruit bitters, and tonic ($14) and supports the Essie Justice Group. The special menu is available Thursday through March 31 and wines are also paired with charitable organizations.