Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 RAMMYS Cocktail Program of the Year Finalists Shine May 22

From our friends at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington...

Cocktail Nominees Hold In-House Promotions Thursday, May 22

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) has exciting special events planned for the 2014 RAMMY Awards Cocktail Program of the Year finalists.

On Thursday, May 22, Cocktail Program of the Year finalists will showcase the diversity, clarity and value, of their outstanding craft cocktail program through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades – a RAMMY. Guests are encouraged to come out and support their favorite watering hole.

Black Jack
1612 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
On May 22 from 6pm to 1am, Black Jack will be transformed into a wild RAMMYS carnival. Guests will be able to purchase $1 drink tickets to be redeemed for Bar Manager E. Jay Apaga's specialty cocktails at different cocktail stations. Alternatively, guests can drop their tickets into a jar for a bar tab raffle. With carnival games to play at each of the drink stations and delicious carnival treats being passed around, this event is not to be missed.

Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(Four Seasons Hotel)
Bourbon Steak’s beverage program utilizes the highest quality ingredients, focusing on preserving classic and modern cocktails and adding a twist to innovations of their own. From hand-squeezing citrus juice daily to making bitters, syrups and tinctures of their own, it’s no surprise the steakhouse is a RAMMYS finalist. On May 22, to celebrate their nomination, Bourbon Steak will feature the kifu, consisting of hangar one, cointreau, ginger, fresh lemon and basil, shaken and served up in a chilled coupe with candied ginger along the rim.

The Gibson
2009 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
From 6-10pm on May 22, stop by the upstairs bar at The Gibson for a pre-prohibition happy hour featuring $8 classics. In order to get a full feel for the RAMMYS nominated craft cocktails, a limited original menu will also be available. Come out for the inspired drinks and inviting atmosphere and stay for the good times at this no reservation event.

Hank’s Oyster Bar – Capitol Hill
633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
With an ever-changing cocktail menu consisting of new and exciting drink options each week, Hank’s Oyster Bar has refreshing beverages to please every taste. On Thursday, May 22, join the Capitol Hill location for happy hour from 5-7pm and a half price raw bar from 10pm-midnight to help celebrate their RAMMYS nomination.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Join Jack Rose Dining Saloon for a multi-floor celebration on May 22. In order for guests to experience the diversity and range of their individual cocktail themes, Jack Rose will feature two cocktails from each floor: Sao Paolo sunset and back porch at the Terrace, the art of deception and like strawberry shine in the Saloon and ode to Omaha and skye high at the new Dram & Grain. From 6:30-8:30pm, each cocktail will be on special in their respective spaces for just $10.

The winner will be announced at the 32nd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For more information regarding the awards and sponsorship opportunities, visit or email

Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for four consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: its restaurants.

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.