While the weather may suggest otherwise, spring and, with it, professional baseball have begun in D.C. This baseball season is shaping up to be an exciting one for the Nationals, who are predicted to be the best team in the majors. Before running off to the next game, however, consider bringing extra cash. Out of the 30 MLB teams, the Nationals sell the most expensive beer.
The average beer at a Nationals game costs $8 for 16-ounces, which is the same amount that the Yankees charged their fans last season. Maybe all the hype over their talented lineup has gone to the Nationals’ heads. It takes ambition to charge the same for a beer that the greediest team in baseball does.
The Nationals’ price is criminal, compared to some teams. The Cleveland Indians sell 12 ounces for $4, and the Arizona Daimondbacks have a glorious 14 ounce cup for $4.
The best way to avoid the pricey brews is to get to the game early; the full prices don’t kick in until after the first pitch is thrown. A special deal offers $5 drinks before the game.
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Don’t miss the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual free performance. This year they’re doing free showings of the Bard’s Julius Caesar starting tomorrow night through September 4. You can enter a ticket lottery or stand outside for the 200 free tickets being given away at the door. The shows will be at the company’s sleek and modern Sidney Harman Hall on 610 F Street, NW.
For the 21+ crowd, there’s D.C. Beer Week, with a slew of freebie opportunities. Tonight, be one of the first 50 people get to the Red Palace on 1210 H Street, NE, and get a free pint glass. Sam for the the Iron Horse Tap Room on 507 7th Street, NW. On Friday, there will be a free tasting of Breckenridge Brewery beers at D’Vines on 3103 14 Street, NW.
If free beer’s not your thing (of if you’ve already imbibed), head over to the Independent Film Series on Monday, August 23, at the Renaissance Hotel on 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, near Dupont Circle. Also, check out some of the free events in Rock Creek Park’s Carter Barron Amphitheatre, including the 7th Annual DC Poetry in the Park.
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