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August 14, 2018

14th Street Outdoor Gathering Places Host Dog-friendly Brunch, “Havana Nights” Fiesta, and “Wear Your Whites” Party 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 14, 2018) – The dog days are here! To celebrate the last full month of summer, 14th Street bars Radiator and DNV Rooftop will offer lively end-of-summer events for beating the heat and humidity. From a patio brunch honoring man’s best friend at Radiator to Labor Day festivities at the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel rooftop bar and DNV Rooftop, there’s something for every human and pup looking to soak up those final days of the season.

“National Dog Day Brunch” at Radiator – Sunday, August 26

In celebration of “National Dog Day,” the Radiator team will spoil man’s best friend with an honorary outdoor brunch on the patio. Pet owners may indulge in themed cocktails and brunch dishes from Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden such as Crab BeignetsDuck ‘n’ Grits and Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo Hash, all while spending quality time with their four-legged friends. Additionally, the Radiator team will offer a “Mason & Woof” menu with a selection of dog-friendly foods including chicken & rice, a burger patty, and steak frites (steak with doggy treats).

Radiator’s “National Dog Day Brunch” will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Radiator seats patio guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for Radiator’s dining room may be made by calling 202.742.3150 or visiting

“Havana Nights” at the Rooftop at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel – Friday, August 31

To kick off Labor Day weekend, the Radiator team will embrace the island flavors of Cuba and host a “Havana Nights” fiesta on the rooftop at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. On Friday, August 31Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden will be cooking up a selection of complimentary Cuban-inspired snacks. Food lovers will delight in Latin-inspired bites such as Tostones (shrimp, avocado, black beans, corn salsa), Summer Rolls (green papaya, mango, chili pepper, lime, cilantro), and Chicken Tacos (jicama, yellow salsa). Chef Jonathan’s popular Cuban-American mash-up Cubano Sandwich(chorizo, serrano ham, braised pork, mustard, pickles) will also be making a special appearance. To help guests feel refreshed and festive, the Radiator bar team will be shaking up tropical cocktails for purchase. ¡Que Deliciosa!

“Havana Nights” will take place on Friday, August 31 from 5:00 p.m. until close, weather permitting. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

“Wear Your Whites” Party at DNV Rooftop – Sunday, September 2

DNV Rooftop will round out the holiday weekend fun with a Sunday night “Wear Your Whites” party on Sunday, September 2. Guests are encouraged to don their finest summer whites for an evening filled with delicious food and drink, summertime beats, and sunset photo ops.

While the rooftop party goes until 1:00 a.m., guests arriving at the start of celebration may take advantage of food deals from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The DNV Rooftop team will be offering favorite brunch and dinner dishes from the season including the Avocado ToastShrimp & GritsWagyu Burger,Rosemary FriesSuperfood Nachos, and Grilled Veggie WrapLead Bartender Justin Golash will serve a variety of themed drinks including white sangria, special selection of white wines, and frozen drinks made with white tequila or white rum. Live music from DJ 215, photo booth entertainment, and an evening of dancing will ease any end-of-summer blues.

DNV Rooftop’s “Wear Your Whites” Party will take place on Sunday, September 2 from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., weather permitting. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.


Radiator is a chef-driven cocktail bar, tucked in the 14th Street corridor where auto shops used to line this part of Washington, D.C. in the 1930’s. With its laid-back, unpretentious vibe and engaging staff, Radiator offers a gathering place for guests to relax with craft cocktails, enjoy elevated bar food, and play life-sized games on a neighborhood patio. Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden provides upscale bar food to accompany Radiator’s bar menu that ranges from surprisingly refreshing scotch cocktails to ones with blended ricotta cheese and fig spirits. Adjacent to the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, Radiator is where grown-up tastes and childhood nostalgia meet. For more information, call 202-742-3150 or visit The bar is located at 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20005; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow Radiator on Facebook andInstagram.


DNV Rooftop is a local bar favorite for live music, weekend brunch al fresco, and sweeping views of Washington, D.C. Lead bartender Justin Golash allows his cocktail creativity to run wild with summer imagination, providing guests with refreshing drinks for outdoor socializing. Tasty bar bites accompany these cocktails made with whimsical flair. Positioned on the top floor of the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, DNV Rooftop offers one of the best views of D.C.’s historic Thomas Circle. For more information, call 202-379-4366 or visit The bar is located at 1155 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005; is open seven days a week during the warmer months of the nation’s capital; and offers private-dining services. Follow DNV Rooftop on Facebook and Instagram.


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