Doors open early on race day at Whitlow’s on Wilson in Clarendon, The Madhatter in DuPont, Union Pub in Capitol Hill, & Crystal City Sports Pub – just for you – our guests! All guests are encouraged to join us for breakfast and cocktails before heading out to Great Meadow Park! Read on for specials by registration location.
Note: Specific specials here are listed from 2016 – check back for updated deals!
Breakfast & Pre-Gaming at A-Town Bar & Grill
Registration will open at Whitlow’s on Wilson at 8:00 AM. We invite you to join us for their signature brunch buffet (normally $24.95) for $22.00 prior to departure, also offer the attached a la carte brunch menu.
Drinks: $3 mimosas, $3 bloody marys, and $3 draft beers prior to departure
Breakfast & Pre-Gaming at Dupont Circle’s The MadHatter
For those who purchased tickets to take the bus from our DC location, registration at The Madhatter will close at 9:30 AM, so join us starting at 8:00 AM for breakfast. A $10.00 signature breakfast buffet will be available, along with the following drink specials: $3 Budweiser and Bud Light bottles, $5 rail Bloody Marys, $7 Stoli Bloody Mary’s, $4 glasses of champagne, and $6 mimosas. Feeling ambitious?! Take advantage of $10 unlimited champagne or $12 mimosas! But, do remember to pace yourself amid our 6.5 hour open bar!
Breakfast & Pre-Gaming at Capitol Hill’s Union Pub
For those who purchased tickets to take the bus from our Capitol Hill location, registration at Union Pub will close at 9:30 AM, so join us starting at 8:00 AM for breakfast and drink specials that include: $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Mint Juleps, $4 Mimosas, and $12 Bottomless mimosas.
Breakfast & Pre-Gaming at Crystal City Sports Pub
For those who purchased tickets to take the bus from our Crystal City location, registration at Crystal City Sports Pub will close at 9:30 AM, so join us starting at 8:00 AM for a $10.00 per person breakfast buffet! Drinks: $4 Bloody Marys, $4 Mimosas, $2.25 Lite and Yuengling drafts.
RECAP OF UNIVERSITY ROW SPECIALS – Bars open at 8:00 am
• $22 Signature Brunch Buffet
• $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys
• $3 Draft Beer
The Madhatter (Dupont Circle)
• $10 Breakfast Buffet
• $3 Bud and Bud Light Bottles
• $4 Champagne and $6 Mimosas
• $5 Rail Bloody Mary’s and $7 Stoli Bloody Mary’s
• $10 Bottomless Champagne and $12 Bottomless Mimosas
Union Pub (Capital Hill)
• $4 Mimosas
• $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mint Juleps
• $12 Bottomless Mimosas
Crystal City Sports Pub (Crystal City)
• $10 Breakfast Buffet
• $2.25 Millet Lite and Yuengling
• $4 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas
So, start your trip to the Virginia Gold Cup off right by getting to the location of your choice early for registration, then dining at the restaurant and hanging out for a drink prior to your bus departure!
*Please note that Tent-Only guests are encouraged to join us here for the pre-party and mingling but such guests must register and receive their University Row bracelets on-site at the University Row gate within Great Meadow Park.*
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