While my boyfriend and rest of the entire male population gears up for March Madness (I think it’s a college basketball tournament or something… I kid, I know what it is), Washington style (and drink) mavens can make our bets on Bethesda Row’s March Martini Madness.
The competition heats up for a 2nd year in a row as Bethesda restaurants (Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, Mussel Bar, to name a few) will be offering exclusively crafted “Row-tinis” served at happy hour prices, all day throughout the month of March. And what’s a happy hour with your best girl friends without a little post-martini shopping at your favorite Bethesda retailers? All this month, score some special shopping deals at Bethesda retailers (think discounted spa packages at Aveda, free yoga classes at Lululemon and one of my personal favorites, blowout giveaways and discounts at Drybar, among other deals).
Like any successful March Madness drinking and shopping tournament, Bethesda Row patrons will be able to vote for the best “Row-tini” once a day on Facebook and enter to win a $500 dining certificate for up to ten guests from one of the swanky participating restos. As my boyfriend says, go big or go home!
For a full list of participating restaurants and retailer, click to read more!
Lebanese Taverna’s Row Your Mawze
7141 Arlington Road | 301.951.8681 | www.lebanesetaverna.com
Mon Ami Gabi’s The Old Peach Basket
7239 Woodmont Avenue | 301.654.1234 | www.monamigabi.com
Redwood’s Constantino’s Daquiri #4
7121 Bethesda Lane | 301.656.5515 | www.redwoodbethesda.com
Vapiano’s The Vapiano Martini
4900 Hampden Lane | 301.215.7013 | www.vapianointernational.com
Café Deluxe’s Lychee Madness
4910 Elm Street | 301.656.3131 | www.cafedeluxe.com
Raku’s Asian Green Apple-Cocotini
7240 Woodmont Avenue | 301.718.8680 | www.rakuasiandining.com
Mussel Bar’s Raspberry Thyme
7262 Woodmont Avenue | 301.215.7817 | www.musselbar.com
Jaleo’s Clouds Over The Cosmo
7271 Woodmont Avenue | 301.913.0003| www.jaleo.com
Parker’s Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini
4824 Bethesda Avenue | 301.654.6366 | www.parkersbistro.com
Vino Volo Malbec Madness
(Instead of Martinis, sample 3 Malbec’s from around the world)
7243-7247 Woodmont Avenue |301.656.0916| www.vinovolo.com
Aveda – Extended Time-out. Everyone needs a moment to calm down, take deep breaths, and dedicated me-time. It’s the perfect way to unwind after you’ve sampled each martini. Aveda will offer service and package discounts throughout March. Revive: 45 min facial w/ plant peel and manicure, $127; Relax: 60 min facial and 60 min full body massage, $185; Pure Bliss: package of three 60 min massages, $270; Pamper: pedicure w/shampoo, blowdry, and makeup application, $101 | 4807 Bethesda Avenue | 301.652.1610 | www.aveda-bethesda.com
Capital Teas– Detox Tea. Cleanse your body and mind with this wonderful Detox tea combining a luxurious base of sencha green tea and energizing green mate with lemongrass, lemon peel, licorice, ginger pieces, a sprinkling of peppermint, and finishing touches of papaya and strawberry. The perfect drink to invigorate and detoxify throughout the day. $7 | 4806 Bethesda Avenue | 301.654.8327 | www.capitalteas.com
Equinox– Sports Massage is a must for pre- and post-workout flexibility, recovery and restoration. Deep pressure techniques are applied to targeted muscle groups to warm up muscle prior to your workout or to flush post-workout toxins. $115 for 50 min, $165 for 80 min | 4905 Elm Street | 301.652.1078 | www.equinox.com
Drybar: Cosmo, Straight Up, Mai Tai…take your pick! Drybar is giving away one free blowout a week on Bethesda Row’s Facebook page during March Martini Madness, and to sweeten the deal, every Monday in March, mention the word “martini” at checkout and receive $10 off your blowout.
4840 Bethesda Avenue |240.483.4277 | www.thedrybar.com
Ginger:From cocktail dresses and rings to bottle stoppers and coasters, Ginger has everything you need to make your happy hour beyond fabulous. Mention March Martini Madness and take 20% off any housewares from Jonathan Adler, Rablabs and more!
7411 Bethesda Avenue |301.664.9242 | www.gingerstyle.com
Le Creuset– Champagne Flutes: Le Creuset’s passion for premium wine tools and accessories inspires best-in-class products and innovative designs. Shop the Le Creuset Signature Store for distinctive wine openers, foilcutters, aerators, glassware and more. Mention Martini Madness and receive 15% off your wine glass purchases throughout March 2013. 7116 Bethesda Lane | 301.718.1885 | www.lecreuset.com
Lou Lou– Happen to be a March baby? Well that’s twice the reason to treat yourself to one (or all) of the featured martinis! Afterwards top it all off with Lou Lou’s beauitful Birth Stone necklace. 7125 Bethesda Lane | 301.652.0048 | www.loulouboutique.com
Lululemon– Detox to Retox with lululemon. Enjoy a FREE yoga class from lululemon Thursday, March 21st at 6PM at Core Power Yoga. 4856 Bethesda Avenue | 301.652.0574 | www.lululemon.com
Pink Palm– Join the madness this March by picking your favorite team to win the tournament. If your team wins, so can you! Follow Pink Palm on Facebook for more information. 4867 Bethesda Avenue | 301.913.9191 | www.thepinkpalm.net
Sassanova- Got cocktails on the brain? Head over to Sassanova for one of their dazzling cocktail rings, like the “On the Town” ring by Kate Spade. 7134 Bethesda Lane | 301.654.7403 | www.sassanova.com
Urban Country– After you’ve put your recipe book to good use at home, rest your martini on one of the variety of coaster sets found at Urban Country Designs. 7117 Arlington Road | 301.654.0500 | www.urbancountrydesigns.com