Washington, DC offers some of the best entertainment for holiday weekends! We normally have an influx of travelers and the city just feels alive on holidays especially for 4th of July. Here’s the list of the top brunch picks along with day parties, pool parties, pub crawl and even cruises for this year’s 4th of July celebration!


1) Lincoln Restaurant’s 5th Annual 4th of July Party

Lincoln restaurant is hosting their annual 4th of July party and what better pick for a brunch on the 4th than this Lincoln inspired space. From the striking Jasper Johns-esque American flag mural on the wall, to the reconditioned antique wood floors from barns in New England to a custom oversized white leather chair inspired by Lincoln’s seat at his memorial, you can’t go wrong with this venue. The Bottomless 4th of July BBQ starts up at 2pm and continues until 10pm for an after-the-fireworks celebration. Includes a farm-to-table, all-you-can-eat buffet of your favorite July 4th dishes, and a DJ providing live entertainment. Just $45 per person for the Bottomless BBQ, $29 for the “food only” option and $21 for kids 12 & under. [Get details]

2) Bad-N-Boozy Trap Brunch at RedRocks

The popular hip-hop brunch destination on H street is at it again and hosting a “Bad & Boozy” Trap brunch and day party with bottomless mimosas, drink specials, bottle special and let’s not forget – trap music! [Get details]

3) Champagne brunch at Vieux Carre

DC’s newest lounge/restaurant Vieux Carre is hosting a champagne brunch is Washington DC’s only truly unlimited brunch, created for brunchees to enjoy an unlimited experience. Resident DJs  & Guest play the best in House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop and Top 40 music until late. [Get details]

4) Gryphon Brunch & Day Party

Very popular brunch and day party that’s hosted such celebs at Trey Songz, Seven, Miss DC USA and Santana Moss brings you the 4th of July edition at The Gryphon. Complimentary admission before 5pm for ladies. [Get details & RSVP]


5) Red, White & Brew Festival at Yards Park

On Saturday, July 1st & 2nd, Red, White & Brew Wine and Beer Festival returns! Show your patriotic colors while you kick back with friends, food, tunes and a sweet selection of reds, whites and brews. There’s no better way to raise a flag (and a toast) to Uncle Sam than by drinking in America’s fruits of the vine and amber waves of grain. [Get tickets]

6) 4th Annual Freedom Fest

Republic’s 4th Annual Freedom Fest commemorates the repeal of government restriction on beer sales while celebrating the unification of our local brewing community. Event will have live music and food featuring 24 unique beers from Denizens, Jailbreak, The Brewer’s Art, RAR, Manor Hill, Hellbender, Oliver Ales and Waredaca. Several limited release beers will be available. [Get tickets]

7) 4th Annual BeerBQ Battle for the 4th of July

The 4th Annual Fourth of July BeerBQ Battle pits barbecue prepared by City Tap House against offerings from local breweries 3 Stars (D.C.), Evolution (Maryland) and Hardywood (Virginia). [Get tickets]

8) Making Bourbon Great Again BBQ

Join Wicked Bloom as they salute to America, industry, and bourbon. This is not your typical BBQ. We’re “Making Bourbon Great Again” with beer and cocktail specials, and complimentary hot dogs! Special Guest Whiskey Guardian, Will Alvarez, will be pouring the drinks all day for your enjoyment. [Get details]

9) All American Bar Crawl (Arlington, VA)

The All American Bar Crawl is a chance to celebrate America’s birthday bar-hoping through Clarendon’s most popular bars with thousands of other patriots! Come join us for a day filled with Independence Day drink specials and star spangled shenanigans from 1PM to 9PM. [Get details]


10) Red, White and Blue Sip & Dip Party

My favorite pool in DC at Liaison Hotel is hosting an epic Pre-Independence Day installation of SiP and DiP!
SiP on a drink and take a DiP in the pool. Grab your favorite floatie and take your Sunday back. Chill at a cabana while listening to fresh tunes from some of DC’s most talented. [Get tickets]

11) 4th of July at Capitol Skyline Pool

4th of July weekend isn’t complete without visiting a pool to take in the sun. DC’s popular Capitol Skyline will host a 4th of July pool party on Sunday, July 2nd from 11am to 8pm. Ladies have complimentary admission until 2pm with RSVP. [Get details & RSVP]

12) Elevate Rooftop Pool Party

The Embassy Row Hotel is hosting their annual Independence Day edition of Elevate on the Rooftop! With recent additions to the Rooftop they now have a fully furnished lower desk with it’s own popup bar. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. [Get tickets]


13) 4th of July “America” party sponsored by Budweiser and Ciroc

In celebration of the highly anticipated summer holiday, The Embassy Row Hotel is hosting a 4th of July “America” party at The Rooftop open to guests of the hotel and locals looking for the best view of Washington D.C.’s fireworks. You can look forward to a live DJ, Budweiser® specials with limited-edition camouflage aluminum bottles, specially designed and dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, and CÎROC specials featuring RED, WHITE and BLUE patriotic cocktails. [Get details]

14) “Roc the Block” Day Party at The Park on Fourteenth

Roc the Block with The Park this July 4th weekend! Ring in the 4th while partying through four floors of awesome music. Try an amazing mix of all of your favorite summer food and the best cocktails in town. End your holiday weekend with a bang! Come for the day party and stay for the nightlife. [Get details]

15) Red, White and Fuego

4th of July day party held at hacienda-style Mexican restaurant Mission that has an outdoor patio offers traditional tacos & lots of tequila! Doors open from 2 – 6pm. [Get tickets]

16) “The Cookout” at Rosebar

DC’s popular promotional group DT Nation is hosting a special day party on 4th of July at Rosebar with an open bar from 4-6pm and complimentary admission until 5pm. [Get details & RSVP]

17) Barcode Day Party: The 4th of July Edition

Popular open air lounge/restaurant, Barcode is hosting a 4th of July Day Party with doors opening at 5pm along with happy hour. [Get details]

18) 4th of July Day Party at DECADES

DECADES, the retro-themed, 3-story nightclub featuring ’80s & ’90s music amid throwback decor & artwork is hosting a 4th of July day party with complimentary food and open bar from 4-5pm. Complimentary admission until 5pm. [Get details & RSVP]


19) 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

Hosted by International Events Washington DC, this is the best seat in town to watch the July 4th fireworks display. Watching the fireworks from the Potomac River is a truly an unforgettable and magical experience. Step aboard our private cruise boat for spectacular views of the fireworks & sweeping views of the magnificent DC skyline. As we gently cruise past the majestic sights of DC, enjoy exquisite desserts along with a complimentary glass of champagne with additional drinks purchase at the cash bar. [Get tickets]

20) The “Sam Burns” Boat Party

Legendary DJ Sam Burns who’s a fixture in Washington DC’s nightlife for the past 36 years, is hosting his own 4th of July Boat Party! The after party will be held in the gold room at DC’s Eighteen Street Lounge. [Get details & tickets]



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