Inauguration Events

[ 1 ] January 15, 2013 |
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With the upcoming Inauguration of President Barack Obama’s second term into office, visitors are presented with a wide variety of events to celebrate. I have compiled a list of my top picks. Enjoy!

  • Want to feel Presidential during Inauguration weekend? Visit the Capitol Hill Hotel and take part in their Decadent Presidential Package. The package includes:
    • Airport transfer in a Chevy Suburban, available 24/7 for the duration of your stay
    • Accommodations for up to 4 people in two One Bedroom Suites, complete with a full kitchen, stocked with 2 bottles of Veuve Clicquot, fresh fruit, mineral water, gourmet coffee, and snacks
    • A private party for 10 in the atrium of the award-winning Equinox Restaurant, complete with a tailored menu and perfectly paired wine selections
    • A personal tour of the National Archives will allow you to immerse yourself in culture, through relics of presidents, first ladies and past elections
    • A presidential photo shoot, steps away from a famous presidential memorial, will allow you to commemorate the grandeur of the event
    • Herbal body wrap, facial, manicure and pedicure for up to 4 people from a renowned local spa to indulge in pre-inauguration pampering
    • A personal wardrobe stylist and a team of top beauty and hair gurus will assist your group with hair styling and make-up applications for up to four people so that you all look presidential at inaugural events
    • Your own personal on-call Chef — Todd Gray, executive chef and co-owner of Equinox Restaurant, a 5 time James Beard Award Nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic– will prepare private meals for two to be enjoyed in the comfort of your room. Experience the best in D.C. cuisine with dishes such as:
    o Atlantic Fluke Sashimi with American Caviar, Blinis and Sweet Onion Sabayon
    o Roasted Chestnut Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, Brussel Sprout Leaves and Perigord Truffle Purée
    o PoachedMaineLobster with Delicata Squash, Puffed Red Rice and Curry Leaf Almond Sauce
    o Pennsylvania Venison with Parsnip Custard, Quince and Savoy Cabbage
    Additional information on this package can be found at
  • “Dine Like a President” in Georgetown- Take part in a complimentary Inauguration Tour hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) on January 19th. After your tour, enjoy a few restaurants where our very own past Presidents has dined, such as, Martin’s Tavern, Bourbon Steak, Fiolmena, many more. Get more details at
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon is hosting two interesting inaugural events. On Thursday, January 17th, they will host a Yes We ‘Can” Goose Island Tap Takeover Party. During the event, guests can enjoy a private tasting of extremely rare Goose Island imperial stouts. On Monday, January 21st, Jack Rose Dining Saloon will have a Inaugural Luau and Tiki Pig Roast. Enjoy spirits and food beginning at 6PM as they celebrate President’s Obama Inauguration into a second term. Jack Rose Dining Saloon is locate at 2007 18th St, NW. For additional information, please visit
  • Hill Country Barbeque Market will also host a series of inaugural events. The restaurant will be open until 4AM with the bar menu available from 5PM to 4AM. On January, visitors can enjoy breakfast tacos. These tacos will come in varieties, such as, brisket and egg, egg and cheese, egg and potato, and egg an sausage. On a budget and can’t decide? No problem. You can enjoy two tacos for only $5. POTUS inspired drinks will also be offered throughout the day. Hill Country Barbeque Market is located at 410 7th St, NW. For more information on how you can partake, visit
  • Chef Art Smith along with other highly acclaimed chefs will host a Chef’s Ball at Art and Soul on January 19th. There will be a VIP reception which will run from 10:30 to 11:30 followed by a main event which will run from 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Art and Soul is located at 415 New Jersey Ave, NW. A $75 donation will include food, beverage, tax and gratuity. For an additional $50, guests will have access to the VIP reception. For additional information and online ticket purchase, you may visit
  • On Sunday, January 20th, Equinox Restaurant will offer a unique Inauguration brunch menu honoring the fifty-seventh presidential inauguration.  Chef Todd Gray will celebrate President Obama’s return to office and express his “Faith in America’s Food Future”, as well as honor Martin Luther King with a nod to the marking of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In this spirit Chef Gray has created a menu that features beloved dishes of Martin Luther King and President Barack Obama.Brunch Hours: 11am – 2pm3 Courses – $35.00
  • PAUL Penn Quarter – will open at 6:30am on Mon. 1/21 to accommodate everyone going to the Presidential Inauguration Swearing-In Ceremony and Inaugural Parade.  Pedestrian Access to PAUL on Inauguration Day is restricted by the Secret Service through the Public Access Parade Route Security Checkpoints which open at 6:30am.The closest checkpoints to PAUL are:
    • Indiana Avenue NW between 6th Street NW and 7th Street NW
    • 7th Street NW and D Street NW
    • 10th Street NW and E Street NW

    NOTE: The Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter Metro Stop in front of PAUL will be CLOSED on Inauguration Day.

  • On Monday, January 21 Founding Farmers DC and MoCo’s Founding Farmers will be serving their full brunch  menus from 9am – 2pm, and Farmers Fishers Bakers will offer the unlimited Farmers Market Brunch from 10am – 2:30pm, as well as the Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar. Guests should make reservations online /

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