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Day of the Dead: Celebrating Mexican Culture

If you ask Alberto Fierro how he describes Day of the Dead, he says it’s a way of remembrance...

Meet the Artists at Cocktails & Canvas

We live in a city with thriving arts and mixology scenes...

A President Covering Washington

“Make me sound good,” Thomas Burr quips sarcastically...

Get the Look: Day of the Dead Style

We chatted with Gulino and three local makeup artists who specialize in Day of the Dead style...

MGM National Harbor Ramps Up with Bar Casting Calls

Watch out, Maryland! MGM National Harbor is expected to make landfall this December...

Little Salon, Big Community

Chris Maier is typically tucked in a cramped office, nestled in Shaw’s Wonder Bread Factory, surrounded...

Uncensored: Inside Banned Books Week

Every year, the DC Public Library joins forces with hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country to celebrate freedom of expression...

DC’s Finest Young Professionals Support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) honors Metro DC’s Finest, a group of the city’s most accomplished men and women who show exemplary...

Fall Outdoor Activities for DMV Millennials

As we enjoy the dog days of summer, it's time to prepare for arguably the best season of the year — fall.

Featured Video: Above the Scene, A Rooftop Fashion Show at the Arris

Guests enjoyed a fabulous evening of fashion on the rooftop of the Arris.

From Burning Buildings to Cold Brews: Selling Beers with Fire-Proof Preparation

Two years ago, Nicole Waugh had no problem prepping for a disaster. This wasn’t of a proverbial nature, like a missed meeting...

Trending: DC Fashion Week Founder Ean Williams

DC is a fickle town when it comes to men’s fashion. In New York and L.A., fashion-forward clothing is a mark of success..

Young at Heart Adult Summer Camp Activities in the DMV

Who says that you can’t embrace your inner child every once in a while? Whenever you have a spare moment to remove yourself...

Beat the Heat: Independence Day Fashion Tips from Sarah Phillips

With so many sizzling summer events coming up, dressing for both style and comfort...

Celebrating Independence with Fun Facts About France, Belgium & the U.S.

In France, it’s illegal to name a pig “Napoleon.”

A Guide to Airport Style and How to Nail the Look

If you've spent much time in an airport, you've probably noticed a lot of people look like they just got out of bed.

Top Model USA Competitor and Local Actress Elaina Adrianna

Fresh off the heels of making her 2016 DC Fashion Week debut on the runway...

DC’s Summer Arts Scene

As interns stream into the city and cafes open their rooftops and sidewalks...

Summer Nights: Style Tips from DC’s Hottest Boutiques

After this spring’s incessant rain, warm (and dry!) summer nights in the District are finally here.

Fun Facts About the Art World

Did you know? Warhol said that he adopted his gray-haired look...

Politics & Pups Meet ABC7’s Scott Thuman

Scott Thuman isn’t just ABC7’s Emmy Award-winning Chief Political Correspondent...

2016 Summer Festival Guide

Summer starts NOW. It is said Memorial Day is the “unofficial start of summer,” but we beg to disagree.

Dog-Friendly DC

It’s no secret that DC is a dog-friendly city. From Capitol Riverfront to Shirlington...

Derby Fashion

Whether you’re glamming it up on the lawns at Gold Cup on May 7 or Preakness on May 21...

Dogs of On Tap

On Tap is a dog-friendly office, and we’re super proud of our eclectic group of adorable pups!

May Arts Events Roundup

May is the official beginning of summer festival season...

What's Happening in the Riverfront

Get the scoop on events happening down at Capitol Riverfront this summer.

The Inside Scoop on DC’s Fashion Scene

Stow that winter coat and refresh your wardrobe with new styles from chic to street...

A Dog’s Life in Capitol Riverfront

Dog-friendly is an understatement when describing Capitol Riverfront...

Covet’s Autumn Clayton

Autumn Clayton is the impossibly stylish and creative entrepreneur behind Arlington boutique Covet...

10 Fun Facts about DC's Cherry Blossoms & Annual Festival

Did you know the average lifespan of a cherry blossom tree is only 20 to 30 years...

Escape the Corporate Grind for a Flexible Job You'll Love

Is the thought of Monday morning (even if it’s still Sunday) enough to make you cringe?

3 Positive Ways to Embrace Non-Conformity in Your Life

Non-conformists are sometimes given a bad rap...


Tune in to this week's segment of D.C. Tonight for the latest tips on Mardi Gras, Fashion and Superbowl plans.

What Your Sunglasses Say About You?

We all know sunglasses are not just worn to protect us from the sun.


Enrich your social life, take a plunge, contribute to a great cause and embrace your inner love for music this weekend.


Here are some great ideas for braving the blizzard weather expected to hit the DMV this weekend.

CATCH D.C. Tonight

On Tap this weekend, the DC Weirdo Show: Happy New Weird, Pedals ‘N’ Pints, The Tattoo Expo and The Pandas at Washington DC's National Zoo.

Catch D.C. Tonight

It's a new year and there's tons to do this weekend like the One Eight Distilling party, Holiday Starkillers, Elvis Fight Club and Story District's Top Shelf.

Getting Out in the DMV

Whether you call the DMV — that's DC, Maryland and Virginia — home or you just love a Southern getaway, it's a great area to get out and enjoy life. The food, nightlife, museums and outdoor events...

Best Tech to Keep You Connected at Your Next Event

Whether you’re a convention goer, concert enthusiast or music festival attendee...

More Ink, More Art: DC Tattoo Expo is Bigger, Better and Back

Everyone thinks of DC as the Nation’s Capital, but Greg Piper knows it’s more than just that.

Why Washington, D.C. Is America's Healthiest City

For the second year in a row, Washington, D.C. has been named the healthiest city in America by the American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index.

New Year's Eve Guide 2015

Search the best New Year's Eve parties in and around the DMV area. Find all the parties right here, you're number one source for New Year's Eve parties 2015.

Rent the Runway for Your Next Party

Recently celebrating their one-year anniversary, Georgetown’s posh Rent the Runway location is the prime spot to get your holiday party dress this season. Store owner and fashion merchandising queen, Khalilah Branch told On Tap “there are a lot of hot trends to choose from this year including sequins, sparkles, mod style, Victorian cuts and jumpsuits.”

Catch D.C. Tonight

Last minute holiday shopping, ugly sweaters and weekend events. Tune in now.

Give the Gift of Local

The holidays are upon us, and chances are you’re one of the many shoppers scrambling to find gifts at the last minute. But fear not, for trips to insufferably crowded shopping malls or online impulse buys are not your only options. On Tap has scoped out some of the DC area’s best neighborhoods for shopping locally this holiday season, so read on for unique, stress-free ways to find the perfect gift.

Catch D.C. Tonight

Check out what's going on in the DMV this weekend.

PHOTOS: Frost Fest at Pentagon Row Saturday December 5, 2015

Guests at Frost Fest at Pentagon Row enjoyed an on-ice fireworks display, ice sculptures, fire performers and an evening of wintery fun. Fans also enjoyed ice skating, treats and cozy fireplaces. Photos: Alanna Sheppard

Catch D.C. Tonight

It's December, which means winter wonderland events all around town, including some acclaimed once-a-year celebrations.


On Tap and MNET bring you some of biggest events happening around D.C. going into the holiday season. Find out what's going this weekend in the DMV!

Catch the Premiere of D.C. Tonight

Looking for cool stuff to do this weekend? Check out D.C Tonight for a quick rundown of ideas.

Avenir Pumpkin Festival Photos

Guests at Avenir Pumpkin Festival enjoyed food from area restaurants along with fall fun, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, live music from Justin Trawick, pumpkin brews at the beer garden and more.

Get Scared! Try These Haunted Houses

Despite the lack of cornfields and abandoned farms you don't have to travel far in the DMV to find a good haunted house this October.

Bringing Photos to Life Scott Suchman

Ansel Adams once said, "You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” In other words, exceptional photography does not happen by chance, it is a culmination of intuition, research, talent and artistry...

City Chic: Update Your Wardrobe for Fall

Fall is coming, and we’ve got all the wardrobe staples for looking cool at work and smokin' hot all night long. This season is all about the cropped jacket, thoughtfully detailed handbags, practical statement shoes and a glove revival. Whether you’re downtown, uptown or out of town, these are the coolest looks for fall with a city-girl edge.

It's All About the Man Cave

ESPN 980 talks Man Caves and more...

Guy Style Weekend Warrior Edition

It's the weekend. You're going to be out and about and you need to look good. You want cool gear that's affordable. The new shops at CityCenterDC seem off limits for the bargain shopper, but we we're able to find some good options, fairly priced. Here are a few ideas for a quick wardrobe update.

Taste Your Music with Gourmet Symphony

In 2014, John Devlin and John Coco started a unique project in Washington DC called Gourmet Symphony. Devlin, a music director and conductor, and Coco, a food and beverage operations director, came up with a concept that blends classical music and food.

New Rockville Apartments are the Living End

If you’re looking for an apartment – or are even entertaining the thought of moving – then look no further because you’re about to put a deposit down at Mallory Square.

Maci Peterson Wins Women's Startup Challenge

Maci Peterson, an entrepreneur interviewed by On Tap back in April, recently won a huge award that helped to provide funding for her app “On Second Thought.”

"Not That DC” Shows a Different Side of DC

When people think of DC, they might think politics, government and business suits. However, PBS Digital Studios and WETA have collaborated on a new web-based film series called "Not that DC."

Champions of the First Amendment: Visiting the Newseum

“Champions of the First Amendment,” the Newseum, which opened the doors to its current location on Pennsylvania Avenue in 2008, has quickly become one of the biggest must-see sights in DC.

A Look at Sustainable Living and DC's Built Environment

I’ve got a question for you. How much was your electric bill last month? If it’s making you sweat more than the temperature outside, you’re not alone. A good many DC residents reside in older apartments that are not very energy efficient. But there’s hope on the horizon.

Summer Music Festival Survival Guide

Summer festival season is just getting started. From coast to coast, the world’s top DJs and bands will be taking the stage, headlining shows and wowing crowds. As you prepare for these festivals, make sure not to leave home without these items:

Shop Local to Positively Impact Your Community

Locally owned businesses drive sustainable economic development. They generate 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retailers (BBR), according to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics. Spend $100 at an independent business and see $68 go back into the local economy, compared to $48 from the BBRs. Local shops produce a net annual return of $326 per 1,000 sq. ft. verses BBR, which generates an annual deficit of $468 per 1,000 sq. ft.

DC Hosting Largest Running B-Boy Competition

On June 20th, for the first time, DC will host Red Bull BC One, the largest running B-Boy competition. Held at Blind Whino, 16 B-Boys have been picked to represent their crews in head to head battles and advance in a bracket competition. Judged by top breakers, the winner will be crowned and have the opportunity to compete in the North American finals this summer as well as the World Final in Rome.

A Shot of Red: Young Professionals Kickoff

The Chamber Dance Project hosted a new event on Friday called A Shot of Red: Young Professionals Kickoff, which featured dancing, music and mixologist Ronald Flores. Highlighting CDP's signature cocktail, aptly named Shot of Red, the event served as a promotion for CDP’s coming 2015 season at the Lansburgh Theatre. Guests had the chance to mix and mingle with board members and dancers alike, and even learned some dance moves themselves.

Top Off Your Style

Warm weather is here and now is a great time to add a stylish hat to your wardrobe.

Will Run For Food: The Fit Food 5k

If you were planning a weekend for yourself, what would you include? Would you consider a nice meal, giving to a good cause and a new fitness adventure? If that sounds like your kind of weekend then the Fit Foodie 5k is for you. This weekend-long fitness and food event takes place in Fairfax June 19 to 21.

Summer Festival Style for the Ladies

When planning your outfit for a festival there are three major things to consider: comfort, weather and of course style. Comfort because you’ll be outside all day, weather because it will be warm and style because looking cute is important. To blend these elements you should avoid layering, choose lightweight fabrics and keep it simple. Here are a few staples we recommend.

Summer Festival Guide 2015

All the best outdoor festivals all summer long.

Make the Most of your Commute on a Harley

Living in the DC metro area has many benefits, but commuting is generally not one of them. All though the region is bustling with activity and events, getting from place to place can be a real challenge. Whether driving for work, fun, or running errands, traffic and the cost of travel weighs heavily on the minds of many locals. At this point, with warmer weather and summer right around the corner, why not consider an option that saves you time, is affordable and is a ton of fun - a motorcycle.

Drink and Dry At Paint Nite

Drink and dry! That means sip while your paint dries – cheers to that!

Dinner and a Show: 2015 Washington Performing Arts Gala

The 2015 Washington Performing Arts Gala and Auction was a night filled with glamorous people, fun items to bid on and, of course, impressive performances. This year's Gala celebrated 40 years of their Embassy Adoption Program, which connects fifth and sixth grade students from DC schools with 52 embassies.

Cinco in the City: Running of the Chihuahuas

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the fifth of May) has evolved into a big holiday in the US, probably because it has become synonymous with avocados, tequila, margaritas, Mexican beer and Chihuahuas? An iconic ambassador of Mexico, these little guys are the smallest breed on earth, but don’t tell them that. Their feisty demeanor and fearlessness make them big on personality even if short in stature.

DC Unite for the Oneness Festival

Vernita Parker is all about clean living. Inspired by yoga, healthy eating, dance and connectedness, Parker set out last year to find a platform that could bring these elements together for Washingtonians. She quickly realized that even though DC has a fast-growing conscious living scene, a large scale lifestyle event was missing. So, Parker created her own platform and founded the Oneness Festival. Now two years in the running, the event returns to DC on Sunday, June 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Yards Park.

Women in Style: Local Fashionistas

Globally, there are at least forty fashion weeks and one hundred official fashion events held each year. DC contributes to the list with DC Fashion Week, but fashion is more than one week events. There are plenty of opportunities year-round to attend local style events or check out new designers.

Unleash Your Inner Artist With ArtJamz: Smithsonian Take 5! Jazz and Painting

Did you know that you can paint inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum? Well, you can thanks to ArtJamz's Take 5! Jazz and Painting series.

No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy and More to Perform at Earth Day DC

Talk about celebrating in style. DC is bringing it this year with a fantastic lineup of super hot musicians: No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train and My Morning Jacket. Talk about killer!

Capitol Riverfront Events

Check out cool Capitol Riverfront events happening all summer long

Urban Chic For Sophisticated Young Professionals

On Thursday night of last week, Urban Chic, a contemporary clothing boutique located on Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, conducted an Open House for the press, VIP guests, and the public in order to launch festivities that extended through Sunday, the 29th

On Second Thought...Take Back That Text

You hit send on that emotionally-filled, alcohol-induced text message to a certain someone, immediately wishing you could take it back. We’ve all been there. The only difference for Maci Peterson is she decided to do something about it, so she created the innovative app, On Second Thought (OST).

Girls Night Out: Stuff To Do

Hey ladies, are you looking for stuff to do? We've got you covered.

Lacey Chong and Spa Swag for Warriors

As Americans, we make an effort to recognize, thank and help our military troops. Various groups work tirelessly to highlight the sacrifices our soldiers make and to help ease the experience of combat and overseas stations. Realizing an unmet need, Lacey Chong started a nonprofit in the DMV for a group of soldiers whose needs aren’t always a focus: women.

The More The Merrier: Commonly Overlooked April Holidays

Some people love the holiday season; they look forward to it all year. After the turkey is gone and all the presents are opened, you have to wait a whole year before the family unites again. So why not look to another time of year to celebrate with your family? April might have more holidays than you think. Here are a few that get overlooked, and how you might like to celebrate them.

What's Hot: The 2015 Designer Trunk Show

This past Saturday evening, the DMV fashion industry folks strutted their stuff at The Washington Designer Trunk Show, held at the Grand Ballroom DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City.

Nigel Barker Launches Models of Influence at DCanter

DC’s fashion scene reveled this past Saturday when superstar, Nigel Barker, made an appearance to launch his new book, Models of Influence. The event occurred at Michael and Michelle Lim Warner’s, DCanter, an upper-echelon wine boutique located on 8th street in southeast.

DC Decide: The Environmental Film Fest

DC Decide is all about sustainable lifestyle practices and local initiatives.

Freshen Up Your Spring Wardrobe with Local Designers

Are you looking to freshen up your spring wardrobe? If the answer is yes, then we encourage you to spend your dollars with local designers. Here are a few chic offerings we love.

Reader Submissions: Worst Date Stories

Awkward and hilarious worst date stories submitted by local readers. Have a worst date of your own to share? Send us a message @ontapmagazine on Twitter!

A Week Of Valentine's Events

Get in the spirit of Valentine's Day

10 Things To Do For Mardi Gras

Who says you have to go to New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. There are plenty of options right here in the DC metro area.

This Month in Style: Ravishing in Red

Get inspired this Valentine’s Day and add a fiery pop of color to your look.

DC Decide: Get Social and Meet People

Explore sustainable lifestyle practices and local initiatives in the DC Metro area.

Looking to Meet New People? These 3 Apps Can Help

The iOS App Store has about 1.2 million apps available for download, and Google Play offers roughly the same, according to Tech Crunch. That's a lot of apps to wade through when you're trying to put yourself out there. We've narrowed the list down to bring you the top three apps that can help you meet new people:

11 Reasons Why You Should Go To The DC Tattoo Expo

Known as DC's premier Tattoo Lifestyle event, expect over 400 of the world’s best tattoo artists, including the finest tattoo artists from the DC metro area. Explore vendors, clothing, tattoos, piercings and more - enjoy a little craziness mixed with a lot of fun.

New Year's Eve Party Guide

Your go-to source for all the best parties this holiday season.

Funny New Year's Eve Midnight Kiss Stories

Never been kissed, double dipping, shutdown Susie, the perfect kiss and more...

DC Decide: Decide to Live a Better Life in the DMV

Welcome to DC Decide. Every issue, we’re going to bring you topics centered around sustainable lifestyles and strong, positive initiatives from individuals and organizations that are thinking outside the box to help make DC a better place. We want to shine some light on people who are working creatively to improve the scene whether through philanthropy, music, food, art or anything in between…we’re looking for folks who are bettering our world and making lives richer. So come on, DC! Decide to live a greater life.

DC DeCide: 8 Totally Doable New Year’s Resolutions

Don’t make it the same old New Year’s by setting the same old resolutions! To start: Don’t be hard on yourself, little changes matter. One of the many elements of improving your lifestyle means making sure you take care of yourself, which includes being kind to yourself, as in don't set unrealistic resolutions that you can't keep up with. That just leads to disappointment. Instead, aim for small, manageable lifestyle changes. He're a list of things to help you get started in 2015.

Lose the Little Black Dress

The holidays are coming and you need a party dress. LBDs are an easy go-to, but let’s face it, that’s boring. This season we suggest mixing it up, add some color, try a fun cut and if you can, buy local. Below are a few great choices available at local retail shops.

Editor’s Pick: Dentalbug Feel Good, Look Good

Feeling good and looking good generally go hand in hand. If you feel good, you tend to look better, right? However, we are often inclined to focus our efforts on what we can do to make ourselves look better on the outside while neglecting what we need to do to take care of ourselves on the inside. What I’m referring to is our health, the thing about our bodies that often requires the help of professionals.

Tell Us Your Most Memorable NYE Midnight Kiss Story

We want to hear from you. Get your story published in the next issue.

The Fun Moves Indoors: Trivia, Karaoke and Bar Games

Get geeked out! It's time to move the party indoors.

Get Geek Chic

Let’s face it, regardless of how you feel about the “geek trend” it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. So, here are some easy ideas for adding a little bit of geek flair to your wardrobe.

Hot on the Scene: Adam Bradley of Ball Hogs Radio Network

Frederick, Maryland resident Adam Bradley is a busy guy to say the least. Four years ago he started the Ball Hogs Radio Network (BHRN). It started out like so many podcasts do; down in a basement with a group of people getting together to record a show with the hopes that people will listen. Bradley’s crew was no different.

Who do you think of when you hear the name Lex Luthor?

If you're a fan of the comics, you probably imagine the iconic bald-headed villain who ran Metropolis with an iron, yet cunning fist. If you loved the old movies, Lex Luther brings to mind Gene Hackman, who played the role more like a mobster or henchman sitting on top of his evil corporate empire. If you're a complete masochist, and you actually liked Superman Returns, your Lex Luthor is Kevin Spacey.

Celebrate Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos celebration is a holiday primarily observed throughout Mexico. Traditionally family and friends gather to pray for and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have died. They build alters, go to cemeteries, dress in costumes, spread flowers, cook food and much more. It is thought that Dia de los Muertos allows the dead to live again.

Hot Halloween costumes

Check out a few hot Halloween costume ideas.

Sarah, Ty and Mel on All The Hits 107.3

Sometimes, a morning spent with friends makes for a better day overall. Thankfully for the DMV, the newest on air morning crew: Sarah Fraser, Ty Bentli and Melanie Glazener are willing to wake up with you and keep you company during your morning commute. What you can expect from the show, extreme “real talk” and witty banter without fake radio gimmicks and canned humor. This fresh group of friends plans to get you laughing, while also catching you up on the latest celebrity gossip, trending stories and hit music each mornin

Men Making the DC Scene

The nation’s capital is a powerhouse of successful professionals, from policymakers to thought leaders. But DC is also known for its vibrant culture – the eclectic arts scene, a thriving restaurant industry, exciting nightlife and unique neighborhoods. This month, On Tap caught up with six DC men who are making an impact on the local scene. From philanthropic endeavors to local arts initiatives, these gentlemen are contributing to the growth and vitality of our area in the most meaningful of ways. Learn all about what these talented gents are up to professionally, and what they like to do for fun when they’re just being one of the guys.

Be Mantresting! Style and Stuff

Check some legitimately cool stuff for dudes!

Lifestyle: What Women Want

What do women want? This is a question most men and even some women have been trying to answer for decades. We gathered responses from both men and women to this question for your amusement and enlightenment. Some of their responses may surprise you!

Tricked Out Bikes

It's August, and this is the man issue and what's more manly than a motorcycle? Well, how about a customized motorcycle. In order to gain some insight into what gets a guys motor cranking, we asked the experts at Patriot Harley-Davidson to walk us through what it means to customize a bike. Plus, we asked about their dream bikes, favorite vintage bikes and most importantly, tips on the best way to start customizing your bike and make the most impact, fast!

Hey DC! Get Fresh. Meet Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer

When it comes to local radio personalities, we have a tendency to become attached to our favorite voices. In many ways listening to a radio station can feel like a friendship.

Lifestyle: Online Dating Stories

Online dating is always a risky business. It’s easy to lie about who you are on the internet, which can lead to awkward situations when it comes time for an actual date. We asked for some of the best and worst online dating stories, and here they are. Well, most of them. We got so many good ones that you’ll have to go online to to read all of them.

Rock out with Brooke Ryan on All The Hits 107.3

When it comes to our favorite on air personalities, it's always nice to put a name to a face. This month we caught up with Brooke Ryan of 107.3 to find out more about this veteran personality and why she loves DC.

Lifestyle: Most Awkward Work Moments

We've all been there - awkward moments at work. Whether it's creepy customers, annoying coworkers or embarrassing slip-ups, we can probably all relate. But sometimes it just feels better to know you're not alone. So, we asked one of our bright young interns, Lori Ostrow to hit the streets and find out some of DCs most AWKWARD work moments and she delivered.

Girls Learn to Ride Motorcycles

Learn to Ride Motorcycles with Patriot Harley-Davidson® and Motorcycle Riding Concepts

Girls Night Out! #LADIESNIGHT

Seriously ladies, it’s time for some fun with the girls, whether that means a fun day event or a happening night on the town, get out there and enjoy some girl time. Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered.

Local Fashion Designers Mila & Fire Open Silver Spring Showroom

Find your niche. This is Mila & Fire cofounder Kelcie Glass’s advice to young entrepreneurs, but also seems to be the mantra for her fashion company. For the past three years, Glass and business partner Morgan Powell have developed a brand that is constantly evolving with its customers – and that’s what makes it unique. In July, the duo will open a showroom in Silver Spring, Md. where they can hone their craft.

Catwalk on the Curb DC Fashion Trucks

Forget the trendy, overhyped ‘Digital Economy.’ Let’s talk Truck Economy. You’re behind the times if you think food is the only thing being sold on wheels these days, because the hottest new trend is fashion trucks. There were three in the U.S. in 2011. Today there are about a dozen in the DC region alone. Why haven’t you seen many of these trendy vehicles, you ask? Simple: red tape. But that’s changing

Lifestyle | Worst Pick Up Lines

There are 2 types of pickup lines. You’ve heard all the traditional cheesy quotes; (“Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?”) and there’s the straightforward “I’m going to hit on you by saying something creepy.” We’ve all been there – whether we are on the receiving end or are being kinda creeper ourselves. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum and I tend to attract only the lone stand-in-the-corner guy or the divorced with two kids guy. Plus I’m not afraid to try a few lines myself on guys at bars just to get a good laugh out of it. We surveyed our readers to see just what kind of pickup lines are floating around out there. 

Local Lifestyle | Luck O’ The Irish


Get Social! Spring Rec Leagues

Spring is once again in the air. If Mother Nature doesn’t have too much to say about it – which she still might – sports goers young and old will soon be flocking to fields, courts, and clubs across the area to participate in a wide variety of both organized and pick-up games.

Readers' Worst Date Stories

On Tap asks, tell us about your Worst Date!

Dating Advice from the Ultimate Wingman Antonio Sabato Jr.

Dating Advice from the Ultimate Wingman Antonio Sabato Jr.

Dining & Dating | Arlington's Sports Bar Sweetheart, Chris Bukowski

Dining & Dating | Arlington's Sports Bar Sweetheart, Chris Bukowski

Run, Cupid, Run! Inside DC's Undie Success

February in DC marks one of DC’s most memorable events: The Cupid’s Undie Run. No longer is it a strange sight to see adults ambling in their underwear through the streets of DC; it is a recognized fundraiser that has grown ever-larger with each passing winter. This crazy spectacle of undie runners is not in vain; it is a confident, bare-all effort to raise money to research one of the most prevalant of the  rare diseases in America: neurofibromatosis.

Readers Tell All | Worst Dates


Take a Walk on the Wild Side this January

The International Motorcycle Show

Talented Locals Show their Wild Side

DC shows its rebellious side every January with two events, the Tattoo Expo, and the International Motorcycle show.  This year On Tap looked for locals who represented that little bit of wild side and we found a great group of  talented residents.  Between their sweet ink, love for motorcycles and personal dedication to family and work these folks know how to ride in style.

Audrey Chihocky Fashionably Faithful

Northern Virginia’s Fair Oaks Mall hardly seems like a life-changing destination – unless you are a willowy 16-year-old in the sights of a talent scout. “I hadn’t really considered modeling,” Audrey Chihocky, a Fairfax native, remembers. “But it didn’t take long for it to become something I could see myself doing professionally.” A year after being scouted, she plunged into New York’s fashion vortex (taking her schoolwork with her), and soon found herself walking under the imperious gaze of Heidi Klum on Season 1 of “Project Runway.”

The Water Skiing Santa is Back

Santa and his friends have traveled all the way from the North Pole to put on another show. This will be the 28th annual water show with appearances by not only Santa himself but also Mrs. Claus, Santa’s reindeer and elves, Frosty the Snowman and even the Grinch. It’s cold on the Potomac River in the middle of December but it’s all in the Christmas spirit.

One Mo Time

It’s that time of year again, time for the fellas to start thinking about what’s going on above the upper lip. Whether it be a bristly handlebar or a groomed horseshoe, clean shaven men everywhere will be bushier come November, and this is not just about neglecting the razors. During November each year, ‘Movember’ is responsible for the sprouting of millions of mustaches on men’s faces around the world.

The Annual Trivia Guide with over 100 Places to Play


High Energy Bar Games

Maybe it’s something in the swamp water, maybe it’s the politics in the air, but DC loves to kick back and unwind with some good old-fashioned, cut-throat competition. Bowling and bocce might be synonymous with retirement in other cities, but it’s the game of choice for DC’s high-energy young professionals. Come 2014, Pinstripes will be on everyone’s happy hour list: the two-story behemoth in the Shops at Georgetown will feature a 14-lane bowling alley, six bocce courts, an Italian bistro and a wine cellar. Look for an early January opening – just in time for Valentine’s Day (they already have a few weddings booked into the venue).

Karaoke Not Just Another Night Out

Let’s face it, most of us like to sing. Whether it be in the shower using bar soap as a mic, or in the car using the steering wheel as a drum kit, we can all imagine ourselves as a rockstar. There’s no point in denying it and what better way to spend an evening than embarrassing yourself along with 100 of your closest friends by singing crowd-pleasers such as “Living on a Prayer” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun?”  This month, On Tap turned to the experts for a list of the top 10 karaoke songs according to United States Karaoke Alliance’s Top 500 Karaoke Songs of All Time.

An Epic Party ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the house,

Halloween Happenings

The Curse of Frau Mueller DC’S Newest Haunted House

Realize the Rider’s Edge ®

About a month ago I decided that I wanted to learn how to ride a motorcycle. If I’m being honest, at the forefront of my mind was an image of how cool I would look. Within days of the decision, I was enrolled in a learn-to-ride class called Rider’s Edge® offered by Patriot Harley-Davidson®. In hindsight, I realize that my decision and actions were slightly impulsive. I jumped into the class full of confidence and steam without really planning ahead or thinking things through. I didn’t stop to consider the fact that I had no previous experience, other than being a passenger, and I basically just showed up ready to roll.

Places to hold Parties Guide 2013

Welcome to On Tap Magazine’s annual guide to places to hold parties. In the pages that follow you’ll find a broad selection of venues ready and able to help you plan the perfect party. From a small happy hour with friends to a blow-out bash, these folks can handle it all. Click here to view the guide.

The Essential Guy Guide

Want to man up? Welcome to On Tap's Essential Man Guide where you can find the manliest spots in the DC area for style, cigars, gaming, golfing, man-tivities and more!

Surfer, Activist, Brewer & Role Model: Meg Gill of Golden Road Brewing

To meet a brewery owner who surfs is not uncommon. A brewery president who is a competitive swimmer and surfer is much more rare. This may even be a group of one.

Boston Chef Michael Schlow comes to Vida Fitness on U Street

“Terrible day here,” read the Twitter feed of award-winning Boston chef Michael Schlow on April 16. For the first time in years, Schlow had opted not to mingle with the cheering crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, a few blocks from his house. His wife was due to deliver their first baby any day, and his 8-year-old stepdaughter voted that they all stay inside; It was a fortuitous vote. They listened in horror as the carnage unfolded. His half-dozen restaurants in Boston were closed for a week, and he and his wife were locked down at the hospital after she thought (incorrectly) that labor had begun. “But Boston really came together, bonded in the midst of this tragedy,” said Schlow, who proceeded to throw himself into celebrity-chef fundraisers to support those in need in the aftermath of the attacks.

Millie and Al's - Celebrating 50 Years

As you cruise down 18th Street this Friday night, check out Adams Morgan’s original mainstay, Millie and Al’s. As one of the few bars that has been around since before the name Adams Morgan, Millie and Al’s has seen it all since they opened back in 1963. Celebrating 50 years of success and still going strong, owner Barbara Shapiro explains to On Tap what makes her family’s restaurant so special.

Girls Night Out Guide

By Adrianne Morris and Katie Kreiger

Think Ink!

Meet Alexis Kovacs