It’s 70-ish, sunny, and freakishly lovely climate in DC. And you know it won’t previous very long. Here’s in which to make the most of the outdoors when you sip a scrumptious drink and/or dig into something tasty this week.

Try just one of these picturesque sites by the water

Barca, a new Spanish-inspired bar in Old City. Photograph courtesy of Barca Pier & Wine Bar

We mapped all the waterfront bars and restaurants (that we know of) in a two-and-a-50 % push of DC—whether you are looking for a quick getaway or a great riverfront cocktail which is accessible through Metro.

In the mood for joyful hour with a watch, a fancy date evening evening meal, or a new hotspot? Test one particular of our 25 preferred waterfront spots.

If the weather is still hunting balmy for the weekend, it is a fantastic time to fit in a really brunch by the h2o.

Get cracking on some crabs

Photograph by Jay Fleming.
Photograph by Jay Fleming.

April 1 marked the start of Chesapeake crab period. And even though crabs may perhaps not be as plentiful as they are in the course of the peak summer time and tumble months, there are still feasts to be observed. Right here are our favored Chesapeake crab properties, plus some traditional DC-region crab homes within town restrictions if you really do not want to push.

Get your greatest pal to a pup-friendly patio

Puppies and human beings both of those love drinking outdoor at Dacha. Photograph by Scott Suchman

These restaurants, bars, and beer gardens go previously mentioned and past when welcoming animals. Forget about bowls of water—we’re chatting puppucinos, booze-no cost canine beers (of course, that is a issue), and even designed-in play parts where by they can run off-leash.

Get higher (on daily life) at a rooftop bar

Imperial. Photograph courtesy of Julep PR

In the mood for a lofty view? Try a person of these eye-catching rooftop bars and places to eat.

Invest time at a beer backyard garden

Pen Druid brewery’s new spot overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. Photograph by Brian Oh.

There are a bunch of new (and before long-to-open up) beer locations all over DC, quite a few with wonderful outside space.

Or a winery close to DC

Photograph courtesy of RdV Vineyards

Right here are 6 terrific wineries inside an hour’s push of DC exactly where you can sip in the sun.

*This article has been up to date from an previously variation. 

Food items Editor

Anna Spiegel addresses the eating and consuming scene in her indigenous DC. Prior to signing up for Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA system in New York, and held numerous cooking and crafting positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.