For Memorial Day, Rooftop Pool, Signature Cocktails 50% Off at Embassy Row

For those in the D.C. Metro Area that are skipping the beach traffic for Memorial Day, but want to spend the weekend poolside, The Embassy Row Hotel has everything from yoga, to dancing, to drink specials all weekend long. 

Hotel guests and locals can enjoy an activity-filled Memorial Day Weekend that includes:

  • Friday, May 26: Locals can take part in Hooky Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm, where rooftop day passes and signature cocktails are half off (Normally $30, during this time will be $15). Later in the night from 7-11pm, visitors can dance the night away at Silent Disco. Partygoers can purchase headphones for $15 online or $20 during the event.
  • Saturday, May 27:
    • Workout gurus can enjoy Sunrise Yoga from 8:00am-9:00am for $19/class by registering on
    • Special for Memorial Day Weekend, locals can enjoy a dance and some patriotic cocktails at The Rooftop from 3:00pm-6:00pm for Embassy Row’s Memorial Day event sponsored by Ciroc. Day passes are available for sale on The Rooftop for $30.
  • Sunday, May 28: Recover from the festivities with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $35 from 11am-1pm
  • Monday, May 29: Splash into a fun and unique workout session at The Rooftop’s SplashCycle. The resistance from the water will tone bodies for an optimal workout. Those interested can register online and participate for $25/class. The classes run from 5:00pm-5:45pm, 6:00pm-6:45pm, 7:00pm-7:45pm or 8:00-8:45pm.
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Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar Takes a Page from History, Creates Bathtub Gin

Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy, D.C.’s newest restaurant and lounge located in The Graham Georgetown Hotel, has taken a page from history and created authentic bathtub gin that will be used as the primary ingredient in their version of the classic Gin & Tonic. 

Focusing on the purity of each component, Master Mixologist Daniel Barnes boasts that it’s the lightest and most effervescent gin & tonic ever, with hand-made gin, unfiltered tonic, lemon grass, citrus, and quinquina bark, all coming together in a mini porcelain bathtub.  The presentation is finished with fresh mint and a silver straw, then served to the delight of wide-eyed guests.

The Alex’s hand-steeped gin is made using a Dutch method known to emphasis sweetness, then blended with unfiltered tonic water that is infused with lemon grass, citrus, salt and quinquina bark, the storied root with healing properties often touted in quinine. 

Both the gin and the tonic are then hand-carbonated simultaneously, then poured into a mini porcelain bathtub over two large ice cubes containing Star-anise.  The imaginative presentation is then finished off with a sprig of mint and a tall straw. 

“The expressive aromas of the cocktail are enhanced with the smell of mint,” says Barnes. “Drinking from the little bathtub is not only fun, but it allows guests to take in all of the botanicals and aromas offered in this simple but complex concoction”.

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Aperto Unveils New Brunch Menu This Sunday

On Sunday, November 20, Foggy Bottom’s newest modern Italian restaurant, Aperto (2013 I Street NW), will reveal its new brunch menu with a distinctly Italian twist, complete with a live jazz band

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti’s brunch features a unique cured meats and cheeses course with specialties including house-made duck and lamb prosciutto, chicken liver mousse and Shenandoah Peaks Cheddar. The shareable course is $15 for three items or $25 for five items. 

Aperto’s a la carte entrees include brunch classics and distinctive hearty and traditional Italian dishes, such as an open-faced egg frittata with seasonal vegetables and Tuscan-inspired steak and eggs with arugula and roasted potatoes, in addition to linguine carbonara with house-cured pancetta and house-made ravioli with burrata cheese and thyme. 

D.C. brunch purists and adventurous eaters alike will be pleased with Aperto’s cocktail menu, too, choosing from brunch classics like bellinis, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s and several of the restaurant’s refreshing new cocktails, including “Ride The Vespa,” a mix of Earl Grey-infused vodka and ginger and the “Basil-icata” — a play on Diotaiuti’s home region in Italy — made with gin, black pepper-infused vermouth, lemon and basil. 

For more information, visit or call 202.223.3600.

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