Does the idea of chasing back a slab of bacon with a delicious glass of bourbon fill you with glee? If so, then you have no excuse not to head to Washington, D.C. for the Bacon and Bourbon Festival.
Organized by the Washington City Paper, this event will have everything that you could possibly need for a night out. Bring the girlfriend, bring the boyfriend, and bring all your friends to have a night that you won’t soon forget.
Bacon on the Menu
What good is a bacon festival without some delicious bacon the menu? This event, which takes place at the Longview Gallery, promises some of the best bacon around. If you ever wanted to try bacon ice cream, a bacon sundae or just some uniquely flavored bacon, now is your chance.
Every person in attendance will also have access to bacon and bourbon pairings. Find out which bourbons taste the best with your favorite cut or type of bacon.
Those who love bourbon know that the Bacon and Bourbon Festival is the best place to try some new flavors. Four Roses, Belle Meade Bourbon, Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey and Smooth Ambler Spirits are just a few of the distilleries that come out for this event.
Those distilleries want to share new brews and some of their top flavors with long-time bourbon drinkers and those looking for something special.
Even if you don’t like bourbon, you’ll still find a cold drink that you love. Dozens of restaurants and brewers come to the event, and you’ll find tastings and samples at every turn.
Mechanical Bull Rides
Once you climb up on the mechanical bull, you’ll feel like a real cowboy. Just imagine holding a glass of rich and flavorful bourbon in one hand as you keep your other hand on the bull.
Whether you have a cowboy hat perched on your head, or you reach for something a little more casual, you’ll never forget the experience that you have on that bull. Have even more fun betting your friends about who can stay on the longest.
The Bacon and Bourbon Festival also offers live entertainment all night long. You never experienced bluegrass if you haven’t listened to those great sounds with a glass of bourbon in your hand. Local bands will play several stages, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the night’s festivities.