Jul 9, 2023 - Things to Do

Barbie-themed pop-ups and events in D.C.

McClellan's Retreat has gotten into the Barbie spirit. Photo: Alexa Mencia/Axios

As you scramble for tickets to the hottest movie of the summer, here's where to be a Barbie girl in D.C.'s Barbie world:

🍾 Top of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel β€” Available now

The bar on the roof of this famous hotel has a secret: A $1,959 private Barbie dream package deal.

  • It includes a secluded section of the bar to sip a giant martini glass topped with pink cotton candy and enjoy a punch bowl, a magnum of Veuve Clicquot RosΓ©, and a charcuterie board. Reservations are required, but walk-ins are welcome with the password ("Barbie Land").

🍸 McClellan's Retreat β€” Available now

The Civil War-themed bar has gotten the Barbie bug.

  • Enjoy a selection of $15 Barbie-themed cocktails, including "Fairytale Barbie," which mixes Quaker Oats strawberry cream oatmeal with rhum agricole, and the "Obligatory Ken Cocktail," with mezcal, amaro, and citrus.
  • There's also a $70 tea party option.

πŸ’– Red Bear Brewing β€” July 14, 9pm-11pm

Head to the NoMa brewery for a Barbie-themed drag show, featuring Dax Exclamation Point, Rosie Beret, Crystal Edge, and Theo Bromine.

πŸŽ‰ Wunder Garten β€” July 15-16, and 20-22

This sprawling beer garden has two packed weekends of Barbie parties, from a sparkly Barbie fashion show to a Malibu "pool party" with sweet treats and even Ken Con, where Ken fans are invited to show some love to the oft-overlooked doll. All events are for ages 21+.

🍳 City Tap Dupont β€” July 22, 11am

Book your reservation to this Barbie drag brunch. All Barbies over the age of 21 are invited to this pink, dreamy bash. $38 per person plus $18 for bottomless mimosas.


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