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Monday, November 14

Tap the Rockies on Tuesday in Arlington!

I ain't afraid to admit it: I love Coors Light. The Silver Bullet and I have been best of friends for a long time and it always makes me happy every time I see it on tap around town.

Which is why I'm super excited to head to the Front Page in Arlington tomorrow night for $2.50 Coors Light drafts! Front Page is hosting a special Caps on Tap Viewing Party, kicking off at 7:00 pm. In addition to watching the Caps v. Predators game, you'll get a chance to win great prizes, including Caps tickets. And apparently a few members of the Red Rockets will be making an appearance.

But most importantly, the beer will be cold, cheap, and of the Coors Light variety. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 2

Aperitivo Italiano - Thursday, Nov 10 at Station 4

The monthly Aperitivo Italiano presented by Italians in DC will be at Station 4 the 10th of November from 7:00pm-9:00pm!

Station 4
1101 4th St SW
Washington, D.C.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event. For a suggested donation of $3 for members and $5 for non-members you'll enjoy specials throughout the event, including:
  • a FREE Peroni or house wine for the first 80 people to arrive
  • hors d'oeuvres
  • $4 Peroni beer, $6 house wine and rail drinks throughout
Italians in DC offer many thanks to Peroni and Station 4 for their support and hope to see all bocce lovers there!

NOTE: Members are those who have the Italians in DC membership card. You can become a member online or at the Aperitivo or another Italians in DC event.

Wednesday, October 12

Oktoberfest Pig Roast ...yum!

Bocce-ers, here's another reason to start the weekend early (as if we needed it!)--

Local 16 is hosting an Oktoberfest Pig Roast Festival this Thursday, October 13, from 6pm-10pm!!

Side note: we all know the weekend actually starts Thursday at happy hour….this inevitably has led to some pretty miserable Friday mornings (metro ride of shame anyone?), but by Friday night we’re off and running again (or we indulge in a little hair-of-the-dog Friday morning and it’s business as usual—no judgment here!).

This open-invitation ($10 suggested donation) event includes complimentary Leinie’s Oktoberfest and other Leinie’s Beer Varieties, live entertainment, and a PIG, roasted to perfection (with a variety of sides for those non-carnivorous types)! Oh yeah, and Dick Leinenkugel himself will be attending --practically a guaranteed celeb-sighting (so my definition of "celebrity" is somewhat flexible ---it's not like you're brewing delicious beers, are you?)

As B-Ballers, it is our sworn duty to support our local bars and partake of free beer—or really, any beer—when offered (ok, so that particular declaration was scrapped from the registration waiver you signed but didn’t read—but if we could’ve legally included it, we would have…..stupid laws/lawyers/legalese mumbo jumbo).

So, invite your friends, bocce team, or your latest OkCupid love-match (don’t scoff—we know you’ve thought about joining) to come enjoy the cooler temps, delicious beers and roasted PIG at Local 16.

No pressure, but EVERYONE will be there.

Wednesday, September 28

Bocce Goes To BeerFest

Hey bocce-ballers! I know nothing quite compares to the weekly group-drink session after our bocce games….but there’s a new kid in town that we all need to embrace—bocce style!

The MACBrewFest has partnered with your very own DC Bocce to bring you an amazing opportunity to sample local(ish) brews and delicious foodie treats! For the bocce-only-discounted price of $66.50, you receive ALL-INCLUSIVE VIP Access = unlimited beer samplings, a MACBrew Crystal Tasting Glass, full buffet of international ethnic cuisine and a wide array of cheeses, charcuterie and sweets! --um, yes please!

So, for you beer snobs: this is the perfect opportunity to impress (or further annoy) your friends/lover(s) with your highly developed, hyper-hop-sensitive, micro-brewtastic palate--developed from years of experience, training, and good genes (um, who are we kidding…everyone knows beer tastes are a direct result of which frat/sorority you joined……just saying---wait, you were GDI??....that’s another story entirely…..).

For those beer novices/haters: First, you’re slightly weird (said with as little judgment as possible…so, you’re being judged). Second, it’s time to start winning at LIFE.

For those who haven’t quite developed a taste for beer (even though some beer actually tastes like chocolate!)—it’s the perfect time to ask that would-be-if-you-had-the-balls-to-ask-lover to teach you about how to handle a Stout (it’s a beer…but you could go there too…later…after BeerFest).

Deets: MACBrewFest (DC BrewFest)
Saturday, October 15
2 Sessions: 1:00-4:30pm and 6:00-9:30pm
1315 K Street, NW (basement ballroom)

No unannounced BeerFest blitzing though…tickets have to be bought in advance = planned debauchery is the BEST!

Bottom line: BeerFest is where dreams come true. Use the discount code “hardballs” when you buy your ticket here.

Friday, September 2

OPEN BAR.....Need I say more???

Happy holiday weekend fellow bocce-rs! Hope everyone is using the long weekend to seriously hone their bocce skills for more playoff "bocce skills" I clearly mean drinking skills!! (so lame you thought I meant legit ball-tossing skills)

The entire league is invited to Dupont division sponsor McFadden's Grand Re-Opening Party on Thursday 9/8 which includes an open bar from 8-9!!! Come put your flip-cup fingers and creepster skills to work! (McFadden's is an undergrad Mecca... but you know what they say: if there's grass on the field....) As a Dupont baller myself, I can tell you that a night at McFadden's practically ensures an awesomely sketchtastic story to share with friends or appall co-workers the next day! ---Maybe that was just my team: JTT, motto: We may not win at bocce, but we win at LIFE!--

Although we bocce-rs like nothing more than to blitz a bar unannounced (again, just my team? side note JTT: we should probably never show our faces know where again...or at least not for another hot minute)....this party requires an RSVP. Everyone ink in "deboccery" on your calendar 9/8 and RSVP to

Tuesday, August 16

It's Flair Week - "Like" It To Win It!

It's the start of Week 5 of the summer bocce season and already Flair Week is upon us. Several divisions have flair themes, others are a free-for-all. Thankfully, I play in Dupont, which is theme-less. A themed flair can sometimes be too limiting... restricts you from being super dirty with your flair.

For instance, my team, Just the Tip, was blessed with the mustard brown t-shirt color. It is god-awful--I refer to it as doo doo brown (but with more curse words, which got edited). There really is no other flair for us to do except for something inappropriate and dirty. 80's night does not make a great theme for a poo brown team named after one of my most favorite games Vince Vaughn quotes. I would love to share with you my--let me be accurate here--totes inappropes flair for this season, but I might lose my posting privileges. However, I can tell you it is named after a former Senator from Pennsylvania, who likes to go by Rick.

But I suppose the argument goes both ways... sometimes you just need to narrow things down with a theme and rock a side pony tail and Miami Vice suit!

Either way you break it out, Flair Week is only partially about dressing up like an a-hole. The other part is to win $hit! The winning teams will be awarded gift certificates to their sponsor bars the night of play. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! The top three winners from each division have been compiled into a Facebook album, and everyone can VOTE for their favorite team "Liking" their favorite photo! The album is now live and voting ends at noon on Wednesday, 9/7. The team photo with the most Likes will get a $200 gift certificate to new DC hot spot, Graffiato.

So whether your flair is naughty or nice, 80's or beach-themed, in the end, we all end up winners. Especially that guy with the Google problem.

Monday, August 15

The Return of.... BOCCE WEEK!

Join your Black Shirts, friends and fellow bocce-ers for a week long bocce-a-thon the week of August 22-25 for Bocce Week!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to a different bocce division every day of the week (and maybe have a drink or two if you're so inclined). This is a great way to explore all your DC Bocce options and meet some new people.

Here are all the available bocce divisions for the week:

Only the strong survive. Will you?
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