Editor’s Picks: Fourth of July Favorites in D.C.

by Editorial

For those of you sticking around this Independence Day, we’ve got you covered with the best spots to eat, play and drink morning, noon or night!

By Meghan Moriarty 


Start the day off right with a traditional Fourth of July parade:

Capitol Hill Community Fourth of July Parade

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 8th Street, between I Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

National Independence Day Parade

Time: 11:45 AM

Location: Constitution Ave., between 7th and 17th St.


After, stop by local restaurants for all day brew and barbecue specials:

Brixton Rooftop Independence Day Party

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 901 U St. NW

*Ice luge, hotdog eating contest, and beer specials*

Lincoln Independence Party

Time: 2:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: 1110 Vermont Ave. NW

Tickets: $35 for adults, $17 for children 12 and under

*Includes live music and All-You-Can-Eat buffet*


Sail on over to Pier 4 for a night time dinner cruise or head to Capitol Hill for an all-day rooftop party:

Liaison Capitol Hill Rooftop Pool Party

Time: 8:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Location: 415 New Jersey Ave. NW

Tickets: $50

*Cabanas $300-$400*

Independence Day Cruise- Spirit of Washington

Time: 6:30 PM- 11:30 PM

Location: Pier 4, Water Street, SW

Tickets: $199.90

*Includes food, entertainment, platinum open bar, and firework views*


If you’d rather stay on land, try these great spots to watch the fireworks:

Boom with a View

Time: 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: 515th Street NW

Tickets: $265

*Includes open bar, food stations and passed bites with light show and view of the White House*

A Capitol Fourth Fireworks

Time: 9:00 PM

Location: West Lawn U.S. Capitol

*Includes well-known music artists and a great view*


End the night with drinks and dancing post fireworks:

Industry Night at Bar Deco

Time: 5:00 PM- 12:00 AM

Location: 717 6th St. NW

*Craft beers, VIP bartenders, and giveaways*

Independence Day Silent Disco and Fireworks

Time: 7:30 PM- 11:30 PM

Location: Malmaison – 3401 Water St. NW

Tickets: $15-$20

*Cocktails, DJs, fireworks on the Waterfront, and dancing*

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