Who: Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.
What: History Happy Hour –Holiday Traditions at the White House
Where: Willard Room
When: December 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; Program begins at 6:15 p.m.
General Admission: $45. Note: Admission includes three cocktails and light appetizers.
The 2017 White House Christmas Ornament will be available for purchase, which honors President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his remarkable journey to restore the faith of the American people.
About Jim Hewes
Throughout his 30 years of working at the famed Round Robin Bar at the Willard InterContinental, Jim has established an internationally acclaimed reputation for not only his cocktails but for the history lessons he provides to patrons of the bar. “Jim Hewes is a walking DC History Channel and he makes a great Mint Julep,” says a frequent bar-goer. “Come for the drinks, stay for the history lesson.”
Google Jim Hewes, Round Robin Bar, and nearly 11k search results appear. 90% of those search results speak to the famed mixologist that he is and the strong command of U.S. history that he possesses. A winner of DC Craft Bartender’s Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Jim has become as synonymous with the Round Robin Bar as the bar is with the Willard InterContinental.
A frequent guest lecturer at special events throughout the city including at the National Press Club, Smithsonian Institute, and Distilled Spirits Council, as well as a contributor to history pieces on CNN, National Public Radio, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and CSPAN, Jim is highly sought after by hotel guests and the media for being the historian that he is. He also frequents as a background source for writers, editors and authors for both food and beverage stories as well as history related pieces.