Sunday Funday in Washington, D.C.

After a seriously great Saturday, why not end the weekend--or start the week--with a little hair of the dog and a Sunday Funday? Morning, afternoon, and night, there are plenty of Washington, D.C., restaurants and bars specializing in Sunday fun. Our guide to Sunday Funday in Washington, D.C, gives you all you need to know, so throw back a few bloody marys and delay the Monday blues another 24 hours.

Updated: September 07, 2010

Sunday Morning


1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

At Firefly's Sunday Pajama Brunch (9am to 2pm) you are rewarded--not scoffed at--for wearing PJs in public! Come in your jammies and get a free coffee; if your PJs have fireflies on them, make it a free cocktail. Another perk? Dollar mimosas.


1811 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

D.C.'s best gender-bending brunch is at Perry's on Sunday in Adams Morgan. The doors open at 10:30am for the Drag Queen Brunch--where lip-syncing drag performers parade through the dining room and interact with patrons--but you'll need to arrive earlier to avoid a wait.

Sunday Afternoon

Tony & Joe's

3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Situated along a waterfront boardwalk between the Potomac River and a massive multi-level fountain, Tony and Joe's is a relaxing spot to discuss last night's indiscretions over bloody marys and bellinis. The patio bar serves up American classics and seafood specialties, but the relaxed, riverside vibe is the real draw.


3205 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

While Chadwick's is known for its deals and discounts every day of the week, Sunday's special is perhaps the most fun: Chadwick's Champagne brunch comes with an entree and unlimited bubbly for $20. Take advantage for five whole hours, every Sunday from 11am to 4 pm.

Odyssey Cruises

600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024

For a classier Sunday, experience unparalleled views of the city and a traditional brunch with Odyssey Cruises, which boards at 12pm from Gangplank Marina at the Southwest Waterfront. Expect to pay around $80 a person; reservations are required.

Capitol Skyline Hotel

10 'i' Street Sw/south Capitol St., Washington, DC 20024

Every Sunday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, former "Top Chef" Spike Mendelsohn (currently of Good Stuff) cooks up burgers poolside at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. From 12pm to 8pm, pay $15 for a burger and sides, use of the changing rooms and one of the largest pools around. Drink specials, including $5 Spik?d Lemonade (vodka, pomegranate juice, fresh lemonade), keep the party sweet.

Jack's Boat House

3500 K St NW Key Bridge, Washington, DC 20007

For those who prefer sobriety (or are too hung over to drink any more), Jack's Boat House has been renting canoes, kayaks and rowboats since 1954. Popular routes include a trip around Roosevelt Island, or past the Georgetown boardwalk and to the Kennedy Center. Bring along barbecue fixings and take advantage of free use of the gas grill in Jack's picnic area.

Sunday Night

Garrett's Restaurant And Railroad Tavern

3003 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Nothing says a drunken Sunday evening quite like the game night at this M Street pub. A 7-foot-tall Jenga game? That's right; don't knock it until you've tried it. And don't try it until you've had at least a few $3 Kamikaze shooters or $3 Bud drafts.

Beacon Martini Sky Bar

1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Watch the sun go down while sipping a Sky Bar signature martini at the Sunday soiree otherwise known as ?Cool Out? from 5pm to 11pm. Forget dress codes and cover charges, this is the go-to spot for the laid-back yet hipper-than-hip folks who need the privacy of a rooftop to kick back the way they do best.

18th Street Lounge

1212 18th St Nw, Washington, DC 20036

Only the hardest Sunday night partiers make it to the clubs, and those who do head over to this ultra chic, high-end lounge. Regional and nationally renowned DJs are booked nightly, so you never know who you'll see. One thing's for sure, though, with no cover and happy hour specials until 11pm every Sunday, you will have plenty of opportunities to get wasted.