Last falls some girlfriends and I went to Shirlington to take advantage of “Shirlie’s Night Out,” drinks and shopping. Despite a monsoon and me having to run back home for my ID (I’d left it in another purse) we had a really fun evening. That’s the beauty of Shirlington – convenience with nice shops and good restaurants.
Shirlie’s Girls Night Out is back
Starting Thursday, April 5, 5-10pm, the village’s best boutiques, shops, salons and restaurants will host trunk shows, cocktails and special promotions once-a-month for a Shirlington-style girls night out (summer dates are May 3, June 7, July 5, and August 2).
Shirlie’s Girls Night Out Specials and Promotions Include:
Ah Love Oil & Vinegar: Treat yourself or the girl you love at Ah Love for Girls Night Out! From 5p-9p, we will welcome guests with Balsamic Bubbly (flavor changes each month); delicious treats from our shelves and our kitchen, and a discount on oil and vinegar pairings. Splendid gift baskets will be presented to lucky participants on our email list three times throughout the season. Shirlie loves surprises! 4017B Campbell Avenue, 703.820.2210
The Bungalow: Enjoy half-price bottles of wine and all-you-can eat pasta buffet!
Join us Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm for a chance to win a genuine diamond! All ladies will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival. Giveaways & the grand diamond prize will be drawn at 8pm. Must be present to win. 2766 South Arlington Mill Drive, 703.578.0020
Busboys & Poets: Springtime in Shirlington means new art, new cocktails and an open outdoor patio! Try the “Naked Strawberry” cocktail ($12), made with Naked Jay whipped cream vodka, prosecco and house-infused strawberry simple syrup. Sip the signature Shirlie cocktail and enjoy other drink specials for Girls Night Out! 4251 South Campbell Avenue, 703.379.9757
CakeLove: Cupcakes are better with friends! Buy 2 cupcakes, get one cupcake free. (Valid during Girls Night Out hours only. Not valid with any other offer or promotion). 4150 Campbell Avenue Suite 105, 703.933.0099
Capitol City Brewing Company: Capitol City will feature a hand-crafted silver jewelry showing in our private “Brewer’s Room”. Ladies will be able to view and purchase pieces from the designer collection. Capitol City will offer half priced “Signature Martinis” and half priced wine from 6pm-9pm in the private “Brewer’s Room”. 001 Campbell Avenue, 703.578.3888
Cheesetique: 20% off all bottles of wine purchased in the restaurant, and a specialty Shirlie Cocktail. 4056 Campbell Avenue, 703.933.8787
Dogma Bakery & Boutique: Adopt a cat! 20% off all cat products. Enjoy special drinks while visiting with the cats and shopping at Dogma, 2772 South Arlington Mill Drive, 571.422.0370
Extra Virgin Modern Italian Cuisine: Listen to live Acoustic Music from 7-11pm. Sakitini drink specials from 3:00-9:00 (all Sakitini’s are $7). 4053 Campbell Avenue, 703.998.8474
HairCuttery: Stop by to pick up an Instant Saving Coupon scratch off! 4150 Campbell Avenue, 703.379.4830
Hardwood Artisans: What could be more fun than having a hilarious cartoon likeness of yourself drawn, for you to keep, free? That’s right, nothing. Come out from 6-8pm and have a caricature done by the amazingly talented Caricature Artist Martin Hugg. 2800 South Randolph Street, 703.379.7299
May 3rd: The live acoustical talents of Matthew Mills is here from 6-8pm to bring a smile to your face through music. Feel free to listen while you shop or, if you’re feeling spunky, try your dancing shoes out.
June 7th: A spread of hors d’ oeuvres, red and white sips of heaven from 5—8pm—the perfect Girls Night Out.
Illusions of Shirlington: Details to come! 4033 Campbell Avenue, 703.820.4247
Johnny Rockets: Milkshake samples for all Lady Shirlies! 4251 Campbell Avenue # 105, 703.845.2796
Le Village Marché: Enjoy sweets and bubbly and 20% off the entire store! 2800 South Randolph Street Suite 110 A, 703.379.4444
Luna Grill and Diner: $5 martinis and cocktails and ½ priced appetizers. (Bar only). 4024 Campbell Avenue, 703.379.7173
Periwinkle: Shop til you drop! Enjoy 10% off your purchase while sipping bubbly and tasting cupcakes. 4150 Campbell Avenue Suite 104, 703.519.5242,
Studio Salon & Spa: Schedule your Classic Manicure & Classic Pedicure combination package with Karen for $49.00 today, for Girls Night Out (valued at $65)! Call 703-998-2929. 2800 South Randolph Street Suite 150, 703.465. 5551
Visual Eyes Optical Boutiques: Stop by each month for a different designer eyewear trunk show: Rudy Project Sunglasses (April), Burberry and Versace (May), and Raybans (June). 4018 Campbell Avenue, 703.671.1188