FYIDC: DC Goes Mad (Men)

by Editorial

The season premier of AMC’s all-things-’60s cool hit Mad Men inspires retro chic and cocktail-infused celebrations.
Jill A. Norris

AMC's season five Mad Men premiere is scheduled to debut on March 25th at 9:00pm. (Photo by Brett Jordan)

Going mad from the lack of Mad Men in your life? Thankfully for Washingtonians, you’re not alone. Fill the void by attending any of these events and really get into the 60’s spirit. Here are some of our top picks on how to enjoy the 5th season premier taking place this Sunday, March 25th, at 9:00pm.

Learn Like Mad Men

What: Retro cocktail class
When: March 25th, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Tonic Mount Pleasant
Price: $50 for students
Washington Life’s Take: Discover the history of each ingredient and how to make all of the classic Mad Men cocktails. Students will even receive recipe cards so that you can recreate the drinks at home and throw your own Mad Men party. Click Here for more details.

Dress Like Mad Men

What: Season premiere watch party
When: March 25th, 7:00-11:00pm
Where: 201 Lounge
Price: $10 for drink specials all night or $20-$30 open bar packages.
WL’s Take: Experience this season’s first episode in style while participating in a 60’s costume contest, Mad Men trivia and a “Mad Men swag gift.” Click Here for additional information.

Eat Like Mad Men

What: Retro-styled dinner
When: March 25th, 7:30-11:00pm
Where: Bourbon Steak
Price: $75
WL’s Take: Enjoy a 60’s themed cocktail reception to calm your nerves after watching last season’s cliff-hanger of an ending, while indulging in a savory old-fashioned dinner. Meal items include Swedish meatballs and Beef Wellington. Click Here to make reservations.

Judge Like Mad Men

What: Cocktail competition
When: March 25th, 2:00-6:00pm
Where: The Quill at the Jefferson Hotel
Price: $40 tickets
WL’s Take: Taste drinks made by some of D.C.’s most supreme bartenders and help a panel of judges decide who deserves the title of best Mad Men cocktail. In addition to sampling each contestants concoction, enjoy a cheese buffet and canapés.

Drink Like Mad Men

What: Premiere party with Don Draper
When: March 25th, 9:00pm
Where: The Bar Dupont in the Dupont Circle Hotel
Price: Free
WL’s Take: In a nostalgic setting, watch the season five premiere with not only 60’s inspired drinks, but cocktails named after the Mad Men themselves.The most popular is sure to be the Don Draper, consisting of rum, coffee-infused sweet vermouth, apricot brandy and pineapple syrup. Click Here for more information.

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