Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announced the return of DC Cocktail Week, a showcase of the incredible mixologists in the metropolitan Washington region, from Monday, November 12, to Sunday, November 18, 2018. More than 60 exciting restaurants and bars from Maryland, DC, and Virginia will offer cocktails and specially paired bites for exclusive prices during the week, providing the perfect chance for guests to discover new, innovative spots for cocktails or treat themselves to a great deal at one of their favorite watering holes. DC Cocktail Week restaurants and their specials are listed at, which will be updated through the promotion.

Guests eager to get an early taste of the special pairings can attend a DC Cocktail Week Sneak Peek Happy Hour on Thursday, November 1, from 5pm to 7pm at Wild Days at Eaton Workshop. Tickets, available for $35, can be purchased at and include unlimited cocktail samples and bites from participating restaurants Wild Days, The Allegory, Colada Shop, Homestead and Iron Gate. Liquor tastings from Catoctin Creek, Eight Shires Distillery, KO Distilling, Nero Walnut Liqueur, One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives and Virginia Distilling Company will also be available during the spirited evening.

DC Cocktail Week provides a great opportunity to visit newcomer restaurants to the region including America Eats Tavern Georgetown, The Allegory and Wild Days at Eaton Workshop, City Winery DC, and Karma Modern Indian. Guests can also visit RAMMYS 2018 Finalists, recognized this past summer for their exemplary hospitality and offerings, including: Centrolina, China Chilcano, Commissary, Iron Gate, Ivy City Smokehouse, Jaleo – Bethesda, The Royal, The Source by Wolfgang Puck, and Unconventional Diner.

DC Cocktail Week 2018 was made possible with the sponsorship of Acme Paper and Supply Co., Bhlen App, Catoctin Creek, Dida’s Distillery, Eight Shires Distillery, G&B Importers/Nero Walnut Liqueur, KO Distilling, On Tap Magazine, One Eight Distilling, Republic Restoratives, Virginia Distillers Association and Virginia Distilling Company.

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